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Becca

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I've been using ExtractNow for awhile now to unzip my SG downloads. If you haven't tried it, you should! It's this free utility that unzips more than one at a time.

 

So this morning, I'm unzipping lots of goodies and this alarm goes off! :wobbly-eyes: It sounded a lot like a fire alarm from a school or something. I had no clue what happened, but it made me jump. (It was a little after 6am, mind you!) My kids thought my laptop was about to explode. It was kinda funny!

 

Know what it was? LOL... apparently when ExtractNow runs into a file it has a problem with it sets off this alarm. :toot:

 

So just in case you're a ExtractNow user and you've never come across this nifty little feature (in over a year, it's never happened to me), you've been warned. ^_^

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I've had that happen, too. I try to make sure the volume on my laptop is off before I start just so I don't have a heartattack if I encounter that!

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I probably would have thrown something at my laptop thinking it was the alarm clock! :throw:

 

LOL! I've had the alarm go off when opening files and it made me jump because I wasn't sure what it was.

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the first time it happened to me I screamed as well thinking my computer was about to explode as well. LOL ExtractNow is the bomb for multiple unzipping! Love it!

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LOL - thanks for the warning! I've probably had that alarm before, because my ExtractNow has run into the stray problem file. Normally though, I do keep my volume turned down - I do jump out of my chair when I run across a website with music or I'm in a chat and someone sends a sound. So maybe I've just never heard it!

 

Thanks for the giggle, Becca! :giggle_bear:

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Usually the alarm goes off if ExtractNow tries to unzip a file that has the same file name as something already in the folder. For this reason I always have it unzip into a new folder for each product.

 

It has scared the heck out of dh when my volume is up too high!

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Okay, now I'm glad my sound is usually off. :) I've had the error show up before, but didn't know there were sound effects that went with it!

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Yep! I've heard it too! Do you like also the little pop (Ok, the loud POP!) when it's done? This program is one of the reasons I usually keep my sound on mute most of the time!

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Thanks for the warning! I use ExtractNow but haven't run across any problems. I would have thought my computer was going to explode or something LOL!

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Yes the first time it happened to me I also jumped thinking OMG what is wrong with my computer. But then you get use to it. I think a small beep would be nicer of course. Ha ha, but I am anal about things being to loud, go figure with six kids....

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My sound is usually off, too; but I probably would freak out if I heard that - LOL!

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I had no idea that so many work with the sound turned off. For me it's the most peace and quiet of my whole day.

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I'm surprised that so many of you keep your volume down, too. I use iTunes a lot while I'm working, so mine is usually set to be louder than the kids in the background. LOL!

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LOL! I must have never had the sound on when using ExtractNow, thank goodness:)

A program I just detest the noises from is Quicken. I am the treasurer for my son's preschool and it is the software they chose a few years ago. I have to have the sound off for it b/c it just makes the cheesiest noises.

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