Restore individual encrypted files in OwnCloud and Nextcloud

I setup a Nextcloud server a few months back.  I immediately enabled and configured encryption.  I also keep daily file backups using rsync to a backup server.  This backup does, of course, backup the encrypted versions of my files.  Ever since setting this up, I’ve been trying to find a way to be able to restore an individual file from my backup, but until now I haven’t found a decent working solution.  It seems, though, that I may have finally uncovered such a solution.

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SharePoint Online (Office 365) files mysteriously move from subdirectories to Documents root

I worked with a customer for over 4 hours yesterday trying to troubleshoot an issue where files that were stored in some sub-directories were mysteriously moving back to the Documents root within 10 minutes. I verified that the files were syncing in the sub directories properly, but within 10 minutes, the files would suddenly be back in the root of the Documents library.
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How To: Run Plex Media Server as a Windows Service – OLD

I’ve written a new post with a new simpler method for setting up Plex Media Server as a service.  Click here for the updated post.

I recently began using Plex as a media service for my own local media. I like it because it allows you to stream your media anywhere that you can run the Plex app which is support on many different platforms including (but not limited to) Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. It also allows you to share your media library with others. All for free. There is a paid version that offers some advanced features, but the free version works swell.

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Beware of fake Google sign-in scam

TL’DR: A link contained in a popular email scam posing as a fake Google sign-in page could result in your account being compromised.  If you become a victim of such a scam, change your passwords.  Use secure passwords as a general security practice.  Enable 2-Factor authentication wherever possible.  Check your Google Activity Dashboard regularly.

The Scam

There is a common scam E-mail going around that ultimately will trick you into providing your email username and password. It will usually come from someone who has already been hijacked, so it will appear to be legitimate, but it may come from a random address as well. The email will usually have a subject like “Document” or “Invoice” and the body will say that they are sending you a document via Google Docs with a link that will take you to the document.  Continue reading