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Portable ISO Mounting Program

I've been searching for a portable iso mounting program for a long time. Everything I've found was either not portable, didn't work for my operating system version, or had a complicated set of steps to turn a non-portable program into a portable one. I tried a few of the latter category, but inevitably met with failure somewhere along the way.

Today, I found a truly portable iso mounting program that worked on my Windows 7 64 bit setup. It's called WinCDEmu, and the portable version is available for download from SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/wincdemu/files/wincdemu/3.4/PortableWinCDEmu-3.4.exe/download.

I don't know how robust it is, but it filled the need today and seemed very straightforward to use.

Searching Public Contacts in Outlook 2010

Today I spent too much time trying to figure out how to make Outlook 2010 index contacts from a public folder so I could search them. I was getting the error: "instant search encountered a problem while trying to display search results". I was not able to find the complete solution anywhere else so, I have posted it here.

First, locate the folder you want to search in the left-hand treeview. Right-click it, and select "Add to Favorites". This will add it to your public folders favorites section. Second, go to File --> Info --> Account Settings. Under the Email tab, select your exchange account & click the "Change" button. Click the "More Settings" button in the bottom right of the popup. Click the "Advanced" tab. Check "Use Cached Exchange Mode" and "Download Public Folder Favorites". Click "Ok" at the bottom. Click "Next" then "Finish" on the first popup. Close an…