Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly

Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly
Issue #951
Volume 19 Number 9
December 31, 2021

Dear Friends,

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The new year is just hours away; it's both an ending and a beginning.

And it seems like this year flew by - and here we are ready to start a brand new year. This is the last issue of InfoAve Weekly for 2021  This week's InfoAve Weekly newsletter is a review edition. Publishing review editions on major holidays allows us to take time off to share with our families. Plus, it's a great way for us to feature and review some of the best content from previous issues of InfoAve Weekly. Next week, we begin a new year of Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly and we'll start the new year with a brand new edition of InfoAve Weekly!

It's been our pleasure to have you in our Cloudeight family this year. We are thankful for you and for the help and support you always give us. We are very fortunate and we look forward to your friendship and support in the new year.

We hope that you also will take some time off during the holidays and make memories with those you love.

Thanks so much for all you do for us. We wish you all a very safe, happy, and healthy new year! May all your dreams come true!

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Rhonda's keyboard does not have a Caps Lock indicator
My keyboard does not have a caps lock indicator. Some time ago I had an app that sat in the system tray and indicated the status of the caps and Num lock. It has disappeared and I can't remember what it was called. Do you know a safe app for a visual caps lock indicator?

I do like your newsletter and your useful information. Thanks, Rhonda

Our answer
Hi Rhonda. I spent some time looking around for something that would do what you need it to do. I found one and tested it on my laptop -even though I have a Caps lock indicator. The program worked well and you don't even have to install it - just click to run it. It will alert you when the Caps lock key is on as well as NumLock and Scroll Lock keys are on. You can also configure it just to show when Caps Lock is on and nothing else if that's how you want to configure it.

The program is called Caps Lock Indicator and you can read more about it and/or download it here.

We hope this works for you.

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MaryLee has a problem with Microsoft Edge
I've been having trouble updating Edge. I was just going to search Cloudeight for instructions on this and found your article about running SFC and DISM. So I followed instructions; it took about half an hour to get to 8%. Three hours later, it's stuck at 8%. I think I'll have to use my Repair Key, which I purchased when you first made them available.

Our answer
Hi MaryLee. You don't have to use a repair key to fix Edge. All you need to do is reset it.

See this page to learn how to reset Microsoft Edge.

Once you do that, close and reopen Edge. Then type (or copy/paste) this into the Edge address bar...


It will tell you if your Edge browser is up to date and if not, give you the option to update it.

DISM/SFC scans are for finding and fixing or replacing Windows system files. If the scans stop when running them, you might want to close all open programs before running them again.

We hope this helps you. MaryLee.

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Stanley has questions about finding and downloading software
You have been so helpful in the past that I hope you can help me with this question, which I also think would be of interest to many of your subscribers.

I was looking for a website that is even half as good as you are in giving advice and reviews about programs before I download them. My saga begins when I was looking for a program that could compress a wmv file and/or convert it to an avi file.

When I searched for a program to do this, I got many hits. However, after a couple of hours, I got more and more frustrated with the information these sites gave me, so I gave up.

The first big problem was that when I looked at the reviews, they were given by a company that made software to do this, so of course, they gave their products rave reviews compared to other products. I could not find any independent websites to give an honest review such as you do.

The second problem was websites that advertise free downloads. If I had my way, I would block them for misleading information. They could indeed be downloaded and then installed on the computer. It was only after spending a lot of time downloading the file that I wanted to convert that I received the error message that the file was too big, but if I still wanted to continue, I could purchase the full program.

I apologize for such a long message but, I am sure you will have heard similar complaints from many people who like me would very much appreciate your help. I wish you good health during this difficult time that we are all going through. Regards, Stanley.

Our answer
Hi Stanley. Thanks for your nice comments.

The problem you detail has been a problem that has faced every single person who has ever searched for software. The worst thing you can do is search for a program and just accept the results. You really have to hone your search skills... I'm lucky as I learned this lesson long ago - Darcy used to call me the king of search.

If I wanted to convert an audio file from one format to another, I would look for an online converter. By using the search term (without quotes) "convert wmv to avi online" I came up with this site:

One way I know that site is legit is they offer services for which they charge. Plus, I've used this site before. This is the self-description they offer...

CloudConvert is your Swiss army knife for file conversions. We support nearly all audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet, and presentation formats. Plus, you can use our online tool without downloading any software.

I don't know what the size of your file is, and I don't know what, if any file size limits CloudConvert's free service has. They have a pricing schedule where you can buy 500 minutes of conversion time for $8.00 (U.S.) with an unlimited file size (5 gigabytes is the theoretical limit).

We know from experience that downloading most free YouTube converters, file converters, music converters, etc. is an invitation to download software bundled with PUPs or malware. These days more than 50% of freeware seems to be compromised in some way.

And you have to be careful of download sites too. CNET/, Softonic, Tucows, and many others, have been known to take good, clean, free software and bundle it with other software (PUPs/malware/questionable software). There are several websites you can trust, for instance, is the one I trust most, followed by I rarely venture from those sites unless I find a good developer who offers software from his/her site and who does not play whack-a-mole with download buttons.

Finding good, free, software is like walking through a minefield. You really have to be wary and you have to hone your search skills so you're more likely to come up with good, reliable, and safe search results.

I hope this helps you, Stanley, but if not, let me know.
Stanley wrote back: "Wow! That was quick. As always you have really helped me. Why can't you offer a paying service that would give advice in a similar way to the information I received now? I would definitely consider using this. In the long run, it would save a lot of time and frustration. I have no doubt that many others feel the same. Keep safe and well. Stanley."

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Sue needs to clear her backup drive but she's having a problem
Hi, I have gained so much insight from you in all these years and am so grateful you are still here for us! I have a question about File History and backups. My external drive is full (hopefully with backups) and now I need to delete most of it so I can continue to back up. I've tried a couple of things that I found on the internet which haven't worked, I get an error: "Could not clean up File History data. Element not found". Is there another way I can get rid of these files and not have to mess with having to repair Win 10 which was a suggestion?

Thanks so much, I always feel you'll have the answer :)

Our answer
Hi Sue. You can right-click on the external (backup) drive and choose Format. Do a quick format on the drive, then set up File History again on that drive. You might need to reset File History for it to work correctly again.

If you do need to reset File History, see this page.

We hope this helps you, Sue.
Sue wrote back: "Oh my gosh, TC, thank you so very much!! Of course, formatting!! Thanks for the link as well. Honestly, I hope you and Darcy know just how very much you are needed & appreciated, how you have saved our hair from being pulled out and our computers from being invaded. You consistently smarten us up for scams and safe downloads. I can’t thank you enough. I’ll be making a donation today! Sue."

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Darlene wants safe download sites and how to copy text from a touchscreen
...Thanks so much for all the time and effort you spend giving us the images to illustrate what you are telling us to do when you answer all our questions. With all the problems that can come with aging, reading print can sometimes be impossible. The visual screens are a blessing because countless times over the past 20 years when following directions telling me how to fix something, the screen that I am supposed to see doesn't turn up. With your illustration to follow, we will know immediately that the program is at fault and that this fix isn't going to work. I know it will save *me* a ton of frustration.

I am having a great time reading back issues of the InfoAve Weekly and relearning a lot of neat stuff that my Swiss Cheese brain had allowed to escape, but I have two questions I haven't seen addressed so far.

Is there a place (or maybe more) where we can safely download Freeware without a bunch of unwanted programming being bundled in with it? The only site I remember you warning us about was CNet, but I think there were more. (I think you also warned us about some anti-virus programs coming with extras added.)

And finally, how can I highlight text to *copy* with a touchscreen laptop? One set of directions told me to touch the first and last words, but that did nothing. I am still googling. I hope you have the answer in your magical hat!

I'm hoping you can come up with the answers! Muchas Gracias! Darlene.

Our answer
Thanks for your long-time support and your kind words.

Rather than giving you a list of all the bad sites, we'll give you the download sites we trust the most...

1. Snapfiles 

2. MajorGeeks

As for your question about copying from a touchscreen device. First for Windows 10 Touchscreens. Tap and hold the first word of text you want to copy until you see a circle icon, then move your finger to highlight the text you want.

On tablets and smartphones, touch the first word you want to copy and then drag your finger across the text you want to copy and when you stop a menu will appear with "Copy" "Select all" and "Share" to copy and a menu appears "Copy" "Select All" (on Smartphones & Tablets you'll all see "Share" in that menu.

I think that should answer your questions, but if not, let me know.

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Mary wants an easy to use, free or low-cost word processing program
Would you please recommend a good or low-cost word processing program? I don't need anything fancy. I just to be able to write simple letters. Thank you for all you do... especially us oldies. Mary.

Our answer
Hi Mary. Thanks for your nice comments.  I think my favorite free word processor is Jarte - but AbleWord is also very good. And every Windows 10 PC comes with WordPad which is a capable word processor also.

Here's an article we wrote called "A Trio of Excellent Free Word Processors.  In that article, you'll find information and download links for two excellent free word processors - Jarte and AbleWord, as well as info about Microsoft's WordPad.

We hope this helps you, Mary.
Mary wrote back: "Thank you so much for the recommendations. That is what is so extra special about Cloudeight; you are so quick with your responses!"

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Virginia wants to know if Snipping Tool is gone from Windows 10
I really don't like Microsoft's new Clip 'n Snip. Is there any way I can still use the old Snipping Tool? Or is there anything out there like that I could get? Thanks for being there, TC & EB.

Our answer
Hi Virginia. Thank you. The Snipping Tool is alive and well on all the newest versions of Windows. You can open it by typing Snipping Tool in taskbar search. It's also on the Start menu under Windows Accessories.

"Snipping Tool is moving..." message has been on Snipping Tool for months -but it's still available and still works great.

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As you can see it still works...

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If you and to make a Taskbar shortcut for it, open the Start menu, click on Windows Accessories. Find the Snipping Tool and open it. Right-click on the taskbar icon for the Snipping Tool and choose "Pin to Taskbar".

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We hope this helps you, Virginia. 

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A Quick Way to Jump to the Oldest Mail in a Gmail Folder
Everyone who uses Gmail

We're going to show you a fast way to jump to the oldest emails in your list of emails in Gmail - no matter how many emails you have - with just one click.

In your Gmail account, look for “1-50” right above the email list and hover over it until you see a dropdown menu. If you’re viewing your newest emails, you’ll see “Oldest” in the menu. Click “Oldest” to go to the “bottom” (oldest) of your list of emails.

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When you’re viewing your oldest emails and want to jump back to the top and your newest emails, just hover over the email count and click “Newest”.

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This method works in any folder (Inbox, Sent, All Mail, etc.) And it works no matter how many emails you have in a folder.

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Two Easy Ways to Learn More About Your Computer
Windows 10 and Windows 11

You don't need to download third-party programs to learn more about your computer. Here are two quick and easy ways to dig deep in the inner sanctum of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer and learn all about this mysterious device we all know and love.

The first way

Open a command prompt (type CMD in taskbar search or in the start menu search and press Enter).

At the prompt type


then press Enter. You’ll see all kinds of information about your PC appear before your eyes. If you don’t know what something is, google it. You’ll learn a lot about your computer that way.

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Do you want to know more about the insides of the beast?

The second way

Right-click your Windows 10 Start button and click "Run".

In the Run box type;


then press Enter. 

Now, look at your system summary. That’s a lot of useful info. This is the inner workings of my 7-year-old Dell computer that I use instead of my newer computer because it runs so well. And you can see I’m daring enough to be using Microsoft Windows 10 Home Insider Preview. 

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That’s a lot of info. But wait there’s more! Besides the System Summary, you can check into your Hardware Resources, Components and Software Environment.  And all without installing one of those system info utilities.

While some of the information you’ll discover will seem a bit technical, even arcane, you have the power to find out more about any of the info you discover about your computer. It’s called a search engine – whether you use Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or some other search engine, looking up things about your computer you don’t understand is a great way to learn more.

And now you know two quick ways to learn more about your computer. Right?

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How to Use SFC and DISM to Repair Windows
Windows 10 and Windows 11

We’ve covered how to use SFC (System File Checker) to check your Windows PC for missing or corrupted Windows System Files several times before. But today, we’re going to take it one step further. We’re going to show you how to use SFC and DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) one after the other, to repair or replace corrupted, damaged or missing Windows System Files that may be causing problems with your computer or with Windows update.

We’ll start by running SFC (System File Checker) to check Windows System Files.

How to Run System File Checker (SFC)

Open an administrator Command Prompt. Press Windows Key + X then click on “Command Prompt (Admin)” – or type CMD in Taskbar search, right-click on CMD when it appears at the top and choose “Run as administrator”. 

At the prompt type SFC /SCANNOW and press Enter. Note the space after SFC.

It will take some time to scan your system. In most cases, it will take between 5 and 15 minutes.

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If SFC does not find any errors and says it found no corrupt files, or if it found some and fixed them all or if you get a message that: “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them”. You’re not done. You have more to do.  Running DISM is an important second step in the process of replacing missing, corrupted or damaged Windows system files.

Before you proceed to the next step, you should restart your computer.

After you’ve restarted your computer, continue as follows...

Repair Windows System Files Using DISM

It is a good idea to run System File Checker (SFC) before running DISM.

If you think your computer has a problem and SFC tells you that it found no integrity violations or even it finds corrupted files and repairs them,  you should still run DISM to double-check. If you get the message that “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them”, you should use the DISM tool to repair any damaged files that might be preventing SFC from working correctly.

How to Run DISM.

1. Type CMD in Taskbar search

2. Right-click on Command Prompt when it appears at the top & choose “Run as administrator”.

3. At the Command Prompt type this (exactly):

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

and press "Enter"...

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Make sure you type the command exactly as shown with the spaces as shown.

4. DISM will check your PC’s system files for corruption or damage and automatically fix any problems that it finds.

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DISM generally takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete. But you may notice that at some points DISM may appear to be frozen and not running. Be patient and let DISM run and finish its work. If you interrupt it, it won’t repair anything, and you’ll have to start all over. When it is done, you'll see a message that "The operation completed successfully."

After DISM has finished running, restart your computer. Keep in mind that you may have to run SFC and DISM more than once.

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Recover Deleted Files with Puran

Most Windows users know that when you delete a file it’s not really erased. Windows does a little sleight-of-hand and marks the space occupied by the deleted file as free space – and therefore available for Windows to use. So, even when you empty the recycle bin, nothing is really deleted. A deleted file remains recoverable for quite a while – much to the chagrin of criminals who think deleting files or even formatting a drive is going to keep their clandestine computer activities from the prying eyes of the authorities. But this bane of the criminal works to your benefit should you accidentally delete a file or an entire folder of files. If you act reasonably quickly, almost anything you delete is recoverable. The more time that passes the less chance you have of recovering deleted files.

We found an excellent free file recovery program called “Puran File Recovery”. It can recover deleted files from any storage media including hard drives, external drives, flash drives, camera cards, smartphones, etc.

While not difficult to use, Puran File Recovery has a lot of options and ways to recover files, so we strongly recommend you take a look at the excellent help files that come with Puran File Recovery (just click the ? on the right side of the title bar.

It’s really a great program and it is very robust; it can do almost any type of file recovery you would want or need to do, including recovering data from formatted drives.

Here are a few words from the developer:

Puran File Recovery can be used to recover deleted/lost files/partitions. Files can be recovered from formatted disks too. Almost everything that is detected as a drive by Windows can be scanned irrespective of its file system. Be it Hard Disks, Pen Drives, Memory Cards, Mobile Phones, CDs, DVDs, basically any storage medium.

If none of the below options is selected, a quick scan is performed which simply scans the file system. It is recommended that you go through this scan first and if deleted files are not found, try below options.

Deep Scan Does a quick scan as well as scans entire free space of the selected drive for pre-defined image, video, audio, document etc. file formats. It is a byte by byte scan and hence can take a lot of time.

Full Scan Does a quick scan as well as a deep scan of the Total Space. If the Find Lost Files option is also selected, it scans for lost partitions as well.

Find Lost Files Scans for lost file records. When combined with Full Scan option, it also scans for lost partitions. At times, you may see files that you do not recognize at all, these files are actually random data on your disk falsely detected as files. It is a result of less strict algorithm to get maximum records. Just ignore them.

Scan Custom List When combined with Deep / Full Scan, it scans the selected drive for a user defined format list which you can see by clicking EDIT on the main window. Adding or editing formats is strictly for advanced users only.

Physical Drive If a Physical Drive is selected for scanning, all files irrespective of their deletion status are displayed. Scanning Physical Drive should be the last option.

Preview Window It shows the first 1024 bytes of the selected file in HEX and ASCII format. If it is a valid image file below 10 MB, this window displays the image.

Search You can search for a filename. Use of wildcards ? and * is allowed. For example, if you want to list all files starting with ‘a’, you may search for ‘a*’. * is important if you do not know the exact filename like for searching hellopic.jpg, you can search hello*.jpg and if you know exact filename, you can search hellopic.jpg directly.

In all you should try Quick Scan first, if deleted file is not found, you should go with Deep Scan + Find Lost Files + Scan Custom List and if still not found, go for Full Scan as well.

Puran File Recovery can be used to recover deleted/lost files/partitions. Files can be recovered from formatted disks too. Almost everything that is detected as a drive by Windows can be scanned irrespective of its file system. Be it Hard Disks, Pen Drives, Memory Cards, Mobile Phones, CDs, DVDs, basically any storage medium….

You get 3 options when you click on Recover button.

Just Recover When you click on this option, you are asked to select a destination folder and selected files are simply saved there. If destination folder contains files with same name, new files are renamed and then saved.

Recover With Folder Structure This option will save files with their folder structure intact. This means, if a scanned file path is suppose E:\Trips\Location\MyPhoto.jpg and if we choose to save it to F:\abc then MyPhoto.jpg will be saved in F:\abc\Trips\Location. If Trips and Location folder do not exist, this option will create them.

Recover with Custom Size During Deep Scan, there are times when size of file is not accurately calculated and hence recovery of file becomes difficult. This can be resolved by using this option. This option allows you to specify custom size of the file to be recovered. More details are provided when you click this recovery method.

Partition Recovery When Full Scan and Find Lost Files is selected, multiple partition may be found and file’s path is prefixed with Vol1, Vol2 and so on respectively. When recovering, you can change the default partition association of a file. It is recommended that you go with the one already selected but in a case when you suspect the association, you can try recovering file by associating it with different partitions.

Here are some screenshots from our testing of Puran File Recovery

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Above: Locate deleted image files and preview them in Puran File Recovery

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Above: Scan any drive connected to your PC including flash drives, camera cards, smartphones, and external drives.

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Above: You can search for certain file types – or use wild cards or search by file name.

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Above:  Select the file or files you want to recover and click the “Recover” button.

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Above: Choose the type of scan you want to perform. You can even create a custom list of file types.

Above: You might be amazed at how many deleted files still exist on your hard drive. Puran File Recovery even tells you the condition of the files.  If they are in good or excellent condition, chances are good those files are recoverable.

While Puran File Recovery is a great free recovery program and the installer is free of 3rd-party programs, malware, and PUPs, for some reason, the developer decided to play games with the download buttons and links. It’s nearly impossible to download the program from the developer’s site without accidentally clicking on an advertisement — which could lead to you installing malware —  or going around in circles trying to avoid clicking the wrong button or link.

Luckily, SnapFiles saves the day again with an easy to find the download link as well as providiing a nice review of the program. So, if you want to read more about Puran File Recovery and easily download it without playing whack-a-mole with download links and buttons, please visit this SnapFiles page.

NOTE: Some readers have had problems with the download link. Here is an alternate link – this one from Major Geeks.

Puran File Recovery works on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

This review was updated on December 28, 2021.

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 We Are Fighters

Here we all are at the end of another difficult year – another year of “the virus, and another year of struggles. We all fought hard again this year to keep going through the hardships the continuing pandemic brought. But that’s ok. We are fighters – and so are you.

We’re fighters fighting for you and fighting to keep our small business going. If you have a small business, then you know that you must be a fighter to survive, because nothing in the world of small business comes easy.

More than two decades ago, Darcy and I were riding on a wave of popularity with our email stationery. Eventually, our Cloudeight Stationery website became the biggest, most successful, and most well-known email stationery site on the Web.

But even while we were riding high on that wave of popularity, we made a commitment to everyone who visited our sites and those who subscribed to our newsletters. When someone wrote for help, we helped them. We tried hard to answer every email we received. And back in those days, we were getting over a thousand a week.

I’ll be honest, Darcy is the one who answered most of those… I was the dreamer, and she was the doer...

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What is an active window?

EB is cheap. She has central air but won't use it unless the outside temperature is above 105F (40.5C). When it is 104F or lower, she opens her windows to let in the hot breeze (if any). The window that catches the breeze is the active window. It is usually located on the windward side of the house. The other windows are open, but inactive since they are on the side of the house opposite from the direction of the wind. I always try to sit near the active window so as not to die of heatstroke.

NO NO NO... you want to know about the active window in Windows. Right? OK...

When two or more program windows are open on the desktop, only one of them can be the active window. The active window has some unique characteristics:

1. The active window is usually the window on top of all other windows. Inactive windows will be under the active window, so they won't cover up the active window. The only exception to this would be when you have one window selected as "Always on top"

2. In the taskbar the icon for the active window is highlighted with a brighter color.

3. The title bar for the active window is a different color than any of the inactive Windows.

4. Anything you enter with the keyboard applies to the active window only. You can’t type or edit content in an inactive window.

Please turn on the A/C, EB!

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Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly - Issue #951
Volume 19 Number 9
December 31, 2021 

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