Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2016

Easy Outlook E-Mail Migration (PST or Online) to GMAIL / Google Mail

How to Import (local) E-Mails from Outlook to Gmail

There are lots of different ways which should work:

  1. With Thunderbird:
    1. Define MS Outlook as default E-Mail program  (path (in German): Systemsteuerung\Programme\Standardprogramme\Standardprogramme festlegen)
    2. Download Thunderbird and add Gmail as IMAP account and goto Extras / Import and select 'Outlook' to import.
    3. For me 'Outlook' was 'greyed' and hence it didn't work

  2. With Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook Tool
    1. Actually it's intended for Google Apps (Google for Business) but it works also great for personal accounts.
    2. Goto
    3. Download the migration tool (on the right side), start it and follow the instructions, which are very easy and in my case it really worked great. You are able to chose some basic options and also are able to include contacts and calendar to migrate.
    4. Only downside is that it's very slow. In my case it took about 1 hour (!!!) for each 1.000 e-mails, hence be careful to delete spam, trash and other unneeded e-mails before migrating.

  3. Some people have been successful with adding their IMAP Gmail Acccount to the existing Outlook installation and than moved the e-mails by drag/drop between the folders (local to Gmail / Imap), but in my case Outlook (2003) was not able to access GMAIL by IMAP.
  4. Maybe there are other ways but there are a lot of problems because:
    1. You can't import an Outlook PST file to Thunderbird or Gmail directly
    2. You can import from Outlook Express to Thunderbird, but also Outlook Express doesn't accept PST as import
Good luck!

Dienstag, 9. Februar 2016

How to get a Moga Controller working on a PC with Windows?

Moga Serial to Windows Interface

How to get a Moga Controller working on a PC with Windows e.g. instead of an XBOX 360 Controller with USB dongle?

Download the latest build of MogaSerial - x86 for Windows 7, 8, and 10

If direct link is not working any more ... goto  and download it from this site (Download section ...)
  • Extract ZIP to temp directory
  • Install driver using "ScpDriver.exe" in extracted ...."\MogaSerial-v150\ScpDriver\" directory
  • Start physical Moga Controller and set Switch to 'A'

  • Press "WIN" key and type 'blue' then click on the Bluetooth setting and start pairing the MOGA controller. If done, close the "Bluetooth Settings"
  • Start MogaSerial.exe from extracted "\MogaSerial-v150\" directory and a small GUI will be shown.
  • Scan for Bluetooth Devices:

  • Select you device from pulldown menu
  • Select SCP / Xbox for standard usage:

  • Click Connect (bottom right)

  • If OK, confirmation message will be shown

  • Have FUN !!!!

Donnerstag, 4. Februar 2016

Windows 10 File Explorer Advanced Search Tips

dvanced tips for searching in Windows

Searching in Windows 7 can be as simple as typing a few letters in the search box, but there are also advanced searching techniques that you can use. You don't have to know these techniques to search for your files, but they can be helpful depending on where you're searching and what you're searching for.


  • If you know which file type it is, you can just enter the file extension ("JPG" for example) in the search box. To learn more about basic searches in Windows, see Find a file or folder.

Adding operators

One way to refine a search is to use the operators AND, OR, and NOT. When you use these operators, you need to type them in all capital letters.
OperatorExampleUse this to
tropical AND island
Find files that contain both of the words "tropical" and "island" (even if those words are in different places in the file). In the case of a simple text search, this gives the same results as typing "tropical island."
tropical NOT island
Find files that contain the word "tropical," but not "island."
tropical OR island
Find files that contain either of the words "tropical" or "island."

Adding search filters

Search filters are a new feature in Windows 7 that make searching for files by their properties (such as by author or by file size) much easier.

To add a search filter to your search

  1. Open the folder, library, or drive that you want to search.
  2. Click in the search box, and then click a search filter (for example, Date taken: in the Pictures library).
  3. Click one of the available options. (For example, if you clicked Date taken:, choose a date or a date range.)
    Picture of the "Date taken" search filter in the search box
    The "Date taken" search filter
You can add multiple search filters to a search, or even mix search filters with regular search terms to further refine your search.
Picture of the "Tags" search filter menu in the search box
You can use two search filters to search for a picture tagged with "family" that was taken a long time ago.
Depending on where you're searching, only certain search filters are available. For example, if you're searching the Documents library, you'll see different search filters than you would in the Pictures library. You can't specify which search filters you'll see, but you can change the type of file that a library is optimized for. This will, in turn, change which search filters are available when searching that library. To learn how to do this, see Customize a library.

Using keywords to refine a search

If you want to filter on a property that doesn't appear when you click in the search box, you can use special keywords. This typically involves typing a property name followed by a colon, sometimes an operator, and then a value. The keywords aren't case sensitive.
Example search termUse this to find
Files whose names begin with "notes." The ~< means "begins with."
System.FileName:="quarterly report"
Files named "quarterly report." The = means "matches exactly."
Files whose names contain the word "pro" or the characters pro as part of another word (such as "process" or "procedure"). The ~= means "contains."
Files that aren't pictures. The <> means "is not."
Files that were modified on that date. You can also type "System.DateModified:2010" to find files changed at any time during that year.
Files whose authors don't have "herb" in their name. The ~! means "doesn't contain."
Files that are tagged with the word sunset.
System.Size:<1mb p="">
Files that are less than 1 MB in size.
Files that are more than 1 MB in size.


  • You can use a question mark (?) as a wildcard for a single character and an asterisk (*) as a wildcard for any number of characters.
You can also use the operators AND, OR, and NOT to combine search keywords. (Note how the use of parentheses can change the effect of a search term.)
Example search termUse this to find
System.Author:Charlie AND Herb
Files that are authored by Charlie as well as any files that include Herb in the file name or in any file property.
System.Author:Charlie AND System.DateModified:>2009
Find only files that are authored by Charlie after 2009.
System.Author:(Charl* AND Herb)
Files that have either Charles and Herb or Charlie and Herb listed as authors.
System.Author:"Charlie Herb"
Files that are authored by someone with exactly this name.

Using natural language search

You can turn on Natural language search to perform searches in a simpler way, without using colons and without the need to enter AND and OR in capital letters. For example, compare these two searches:
Without natural languageWith natural language
System.Music.Artist:(Beethoven OR Mozart)
music Beethoven or Mozart
System.Kind:document System.Author:(Charlie AND Herb)
documents Charlie and Herb

To turn on natural language search

  1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
  2. Click the Search tab.
  3. Select the Use natural language search check box.
Even with natural language search turned on, you can continue to use the search box in exactly the same way. If you want to use operators or search keywords, you can. The difference is that you can also enter searches using a less formal method. Here are some examples:
  • e‑mail today
  • documents 2011
  • author Susan
  • pictures vacation


  • When you turn on natural language search, some searches might give more results than you expect. For example, if you search for "e‑mail today" you will see all messages sent today as well as any messages with the word "today" in the contents.