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    Solved Thunderbird can't check spelling any more.

    Wow. As much as I muck around with my computers, wiped clean, reinstalled from scratch, I must have installed Thunderbird a hundred times and I've never had to touch downloading dictionaries, ever. But that worked and thanks.
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    Solved Thunderbird can't check spelling any more.

    It installed as English by default. I guess it picked it up from settings already in the Registry.
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    Solved Thunderbird can't check spelling any more.

    I know I'm bothering the devil out of you guys the last few days and I apologize for that but my main computer died a few days ago and I'm having to set up a temporary system to fill the gap. When I click Send, the spell check box pops up as it always has but every field in it is blank and no...
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    I have so many such notes I can count them only one way, right-click the folder and select Properties so I am with you on that. I also got an app for my phone that records tech support calls. A lot of my notes are made from listening to those calls and writing down the important stuff. I was...
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    The process is that I temporarily disable Defender, copy the false-positive file to the excluded folder, re-enable Defender and the file is then safe from Defender's false-positive hits. I have been working in a limited area of IT for twenty-five years. That area is computer and network...
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    In case someone else runs across this, Windows started an update when shutting down this morning and finished some hours later when I turned it back on. Since then, Defender seems to be observing exclusions. However, just as a test, I tried to copy the program from a flash drive to the...
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    This happens too often in too many forums. Contributors who don't know the solution simply go off topic. The very specific topic is Windows Defender is ignoring the exclusion list and how to stop this failure. And by the way, I ran Norton Antivirus, Kaspersky, Trend Micro and McAfee on...
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    This is a Windows Defender problem and the type of file I want to protect is irrelevant. However, it is an EXE file that sets up a small program. It is an old proprietary inventory tracking and invoicing program written by a local person now deceased. The copy I have is the latest edition...
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    I don't know how I could have missed it as Defender requires that folder. Since it still deleted the so-called protected folder, I decided to exclude its parent folder, which is E:\Original. Every folder below Original should be excluded recursively. It's too simple a path to get wrong. Yes...
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    Thanks but that's not an answer to how to get folders and files listed in the exclusions list to actually be excluded. Until now, excluding it in every version of Windows Defender has worked, Windows 7 and up.
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    Solved Windows Defender Exclusion Problem

    I have a certain file I use in my work that Windows Defender keeps destroying. I have entered its folder where it is stored as an excluded folder but Defender destroys the file anyway. Strange that I have two systems here that are running up-to-date Defender. The desktop leaves it alone by...
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    Solved The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is not supported on this OS

    Yes, I went thoroughly through many, many web pages to troubleshoot that. I just finished running the suggested update to latest (Nov 2019) and Imaging Edge finished the installation. Thanks to everyone for all the help. Problem is solved.
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    Solved The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is not supported on this OS

    Yes, so many times my fingers are getting tired. :LOL: All I get is There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80240fff) I've also tried on that runs from the...
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    Solved The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is not supported on this OS

    Thanks for the suggestion and the link but I do have another question. I have installed from this version several times and the first thing that happens immediately after I install the network driver is that Windows immediately starts updating and eventually rises to the latest build. This...
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    Solved The .NET Framework 4.7.2 is not supported on this OS

    Thanks for the reply. I wonder about one thing, though. I got this copy of Windows directly from Microsoft by download I think about six years ago so I am wondering if your info about Dot Net versions being included would apply to a release of that time.
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