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How to block email notifications from Twoo.com and remove my account?

Last update: February 2019

Here’s a question from our reader, Jose:

I am trying to drastically improve my productivity at work is to get rid of social networking. Is there any way to disable email notifications in Twoo or should i go ahead and unsubscribe and delete my Twoo account altogether?

Yes, email notifications from social networking sites are sometimes annoying especially when trying to get something done for school or work. They spoil your productivity and as such, they are also a popular subject in questions coming from our readers. In this post, we wanted to list simple steps to turn off  and unsubscribe from email notifications you receive from Twoo. We certainly hope this would help you to keep focused. We also receive several questions from reader about opting from Twoo permanently, therefore we added a quick guide about how to and disable your Twoo profile temporarily or permanently  shut down your account.

Block or disable email notifications on Twoo

  1. Navigate to the Twoo home page.
  2. Select Settings by clicking the drop down box on the top right corner.
  3. Move down to the notifications and select Edit.
  4. In update mail drop down box turn it to No.
  5. Remove all the ticks from the check box selection.
  6. Click Close to save your modifications.

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  • We can also disable the email notification by selecting Unsubscribe on the bottom of the email preferences page.

Delete your Twoo account/profile

If you would like to call the quits on Two, you can unsubscribe your account by following these steps:

  1. Head over the Twoo home page.
  2. Select Settings by clicking the drop down box on the top right corner.
  3. Click Edit on the account section.
  4. Click Delete account on the account status.

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Temporary Deactivate your Twoo account

There is an option to deactivate your Twoo account temporarily:

  1. click on the drop down box next to account status and select Hidden.
  2. This will deactivate your existing account for 30 days.
  3. After that your account will automatically becomes visible to others using Twoo.

How to replace my profile name, password and email in Twoo?

A friend of mine asked me bout whether i was using Twoo and whether i was aware how to modify my profile settings and password. In this post, i am providing a detailed step-by-step guide to personalize your Twoo profile. Please have a look.

How to modify your Twoo password:

  • Click the Settings again from the drop down box.
  • Click Edit next to password.
  • Enter the current password in the space provided.
  • Enter the new password twice.
  • Click Change to modify to your new password.

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  • Use characters with upper cases, digits and symbols to make your password strong.

 

How to change your profile name?

  • Log into your account.
  • Select Profile on the top right corner of the page.
  • Move down to the Basic information.
  • Click Edit next to ID.
  • Enter your Name on the space provided and click Close to save it.
  • Refresh your page to see if your profile name is changed.

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How to define a new email address?

  • Login into your Twoo account
  • Click the drop down box on the right corner and select Settings.
  • Click Edit next to account.
  • Enter your email address on the space provided.
  • Click Save to save the email address you have entered.
  • Confirm the email address through the mail sent from Twoo.

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Forgot your Yammer password?! How do i reset it to a new one?

Here’s a question from one of our readers :

A long time ago, one of our company former administrators setup Yammer accounts for the team. Seems that I am stuck with the default Yammer password set for my account. Is there a way to change or reset the password to my Yammer profile? Kindly help me out.

Thanks for bringing that up. Just go ahead and follow these simple steps:

Resetting your yammer account password

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Towards the top right corner of your home page, you will find a tiny avatar adjacent to My Networks.
  3. Click on the avatar.
  4. From the drop-down menu which appears, select Edit Account option. Note that you might want to edit other details in your profile as well.
  5. A page will appear subsequently. From the list of options present on the left, select Password.
  6. You will see the reset password page as a result.
  7. Enter your current password and your new password twice in the given text boxes.
  8. After doing so, hit the Save button.
  9. That’s it. You are done saving your password. You will have to enter this new password while you log in again.

Note: It is highly recommended to keep your passwords, including those to social networks you are member of in a password keeping tool, such as Passpack, Last pack and so forth.

Is it safe to delete or hide the PerfLogs folder?

Last updated: February 2019

Applicable to: Microsoft Windows 10 and 7 operating systems

Here’s a question from one of our readers, who wanted to save disk space by deleting the C:\Perflogs files folder:

Looks like my C partition drive is quite full and around 10 GB of free space are now left free on the physical disk. I have just spotted a folder called C:\PerfLogs , with just one folder inside it and no visible data. Is it safe to delete it?

Thanks for the question. Let me see if we can clarify this topic for you.

What is the PerfLogs folder in Windows 10 & 7 on your computer?

PerfLogs (Performance Logs) is a Windows 7 and 10 system generated folder, that stores a log file of system issues and other performance related reports. The folder is typically available in your computer boot partition (typically C:\). It is possible to move / relocate the PerfLogs folder to a new directory, however, from disk space perspective the gains are minimal.

Is it safe to delete the PerfLogs folder?

Although technically possible to remove the folder, that’s not recommended. On a broader sense, we don’t recommend messing with system folders. If you still decide to remove the PerfLogs folder, be aware that Windows will re-create  it every time you delete it. One of the reasons being that Windows features like Reliability Monitor make use of this performance report file to provide detailed performance information.

How much space i will save if i remove PerfLogs?

The folder hardly uses any disk space, so we’d recommend you to leave it as is. If you are looking to optimize your disk space, our first recommendation would be to use the out of the box Disk Cleanup utility. You can launch the cleanup by right clicking your drive partition (C, D and alike), then go to the General tab and hit the b button, Your next step would be to define which files to delete to gain disk space. Typically, downloaded programs and temp internet files would be your first candidates for deletion. Using Disk Cleanup You could also go ahead and delete system files such as Windows Update un-needed files.

How to hide PerfLogs?

If the PerfLogs folder is visible and you it hidden in Windows Explorer, you can simply hide it by right clicking on it and choosing Properties, then in the General  tab, navigate to the Attributes session and select Hide.

And if I don’t have access to the PerfLogs directory?

Access to the operating system files is restricted to administrators; so in case don’t have admin rights on your PC, it’s not likely you’ll have been granted any access to your OS files.

OK, but i still need to cleanup some disk space?

Use a simple tool such as TreeSize Free to analyze your drive and help you find those big hitters that are consuming most of the disk space available. Hint: those are typically the recycle bin contents, browser cache, downloaded files and programs, windows update files and so forth. For sure not the poor PerfLogs folder 😉

 

Can i delete the vc_red files from my Personal computer?

Last update: September 2018

Applicable to: Windows 10, 7, Vista

Here’s a question from one of our readers:

I just found a program named VC_RED in of the folders of my computer C: drive . Do you guys know what is that file? Is it by chance a virus? Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks for the question. See our answer below:

What are VC_RED files?

VC_RED.MSI (installer) and VC_RED.CAB (cabinet) files are part of the re-distributable package of Visual C++ 2008 that you have installed in your computer.

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Most probably, the Visual C++ package was installed on your computer as part of the installation process of other software, that needed VC++ in order to run. The VC_RED files by themselves do not pose a known security threat to your computer security.

Can i remove VC_RED?

Technically, it’s possible to delete the VC_RED files, as well as vcredist, the EULA files and any other files in the unzipped Visual C++ distribution directory. That said, given the fact that their footprint (from disk space perspective) is relatively low, i don’t recommend to start messing with the files.

Hope it helps!

20 Awesome LinkedIn Tips, Tricks and Tools

With 50 Million users, LinkedIn is the ultimate social platform for professionals. In addition to making connections, you can get introductions, obtain recommendations and collaborate with hundreds of industry professionals and peers in your network.

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LinkedIn is such a powerful tool but not many unleash its true potential. We have put together a comprehensive list of useful LinkedIn tricks, tips, hacks and tools to help you make the most of your profile without breaking a sweat:

1. Email Linkedin Contacts From Your Desktop:

LinkedIn Contacts Management is a desktop app that lets you email your contacts, manage your contacts list and export them to a CSV or text file.

2. Post Your LinkedIn Profile On Facebook:

MyResume is a great Facebook application to post your resume or LinkedIn profile on Facebook. It also lets you request resumes from your friends and search resumes from different countries. What better way to integrate your social and professional network.

3. Export LinkedIn Contacts To Microsoft Outlook:

Export LinkedIn Connections is a great tool to export all your LinkedIn contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! address book or Mac OS address book.

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4. Ask and Answer Questions:

Not many people know that LinkedIn is a great platform to ask and answer career related questions. Being active in the Q&A would definitely get you noticed in your particular niche.

5. Import Excel File Of Contacts Into LinkedIn:

Ever had an excel file of contacts that you wish to import into LinkedIn. Here is a great walk through of how to import contacts from an MS Excel file.

6. How To Delete a LinkedIn Contact:

You added somebody just because they requested but now you want to remove them from your connections. Simply go to the Contacts tab on the left hand side and click on Connections. On the next screen, the Remove Connections link is the right-most link on the navigation menu. Simply select the contacts you want to remove and click on Remove Connections.

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7. Save and Organize Profiles Into Folders:

Eventhough it is a premium feature, Profile Organizer is a great tool that lets you save and organize profiles into folders. You can also add notes and sync contact information with any address book.

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8. How To Change Your LinkedIn Login:

Your LinkedIn login is your primary email address at LinkedIn. To change that, you’ll first have to add the new email address by going to email addresses under Personal information. Once added, make this email address your primary one and delete the old address.

9. Display Your LinkedIn Profile On Any Website Or Blog:

Using this great widget, you can embed your profile or any blog or website. Select the attributes of your profile you want to display and even customize the look of the widget to suit your blog.

10. Share Your LinkedIn Contacts On Facebook:

Think your LinkedIn connections can help your Facebook friends? Share them on Facebook using a great application called LinkedIn Contacts.

11. Search People By Job Title Or Company Name:

Looking for a people with a particular job title? Simply select the Search People option next to the search bar and click on Advanced Search. This will allow you to search for people using Title, Company name or even school.

12. How To Withdraw a Recommendation:

Rushed into sending a recommendation? Don’t worry you can always pull it back. Just go to the navigation menu on the left and click on Recommendations under Profile. Then choose the Sent Recommendations tab and click withdraw next to the recommendation you wish to withdraw.

13. Embed LinkedIn Signature In Your Email:

Email is one of the most commonly used mediums for professional communication. Why miss out on displaying your LinkedIn info on your email? Just go the LinkedIn signature page and create your customized signature. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to obtain the HTML code for your signature. Detailed instructions are also included for embedding the signature in different email clients including Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla and Yahoo! Mail.

If you want to use the LinkedIn signature in your Gmail account, here are some cool tips for that.

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14. Update LinkedIn Status Via Twitter:

Updating status on each social media separately can be a pain. Well, here’s how you can update your LinkedIn status via Twitter and/or Tweet your LinkedIn status to your Twitter followers.

15. Share Files and Documents With Your LinkedIn Contacts:

Have an important presentation to share with your LinkedIn contacts? Or may be you just want to post a document to your profile? All this can be done very easily with a great application from Box.net. Just add this application to your LinkedIn account and start uploading files.

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16. Discover What Books Your Contacts Are Reading:

Reading List by Amazon is a great application that lets you see what books your peers are reading. You can also update information about the books you are reading or planning to read.

17. Sync Your WordPress and LinkedIns:

WordPress has become the platform of choice for bloggers and what better way to sync your WordPress and LinkedIn profiles than using the WordPress application for LinkedIn. Use this application to send automatic updates to your network when you publish a new post.

18. Create Polls For Your LinkedIn Contacts:

Add the Polls application for LinkedIn so you can gather feedback, opinion or just general wisdom from industry professionals and peers.

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19. Back-up Your LinkedIn Connections:

You have worked hard to build your connections. These are important people to you and you don’t want to lose their information to accidental deletes or server crashes. Back-up your connections frequently by exporting your contacts. Here is a detailed walk through on how to do that.

20. List All Your Email Addresses:

You don’t want people trying to look you up through an old email address. Add all the email addresses you have to your LinkedIn profile so its easier for people to look you up.

OK, so these are our first 20 tips and tricks. Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite LinkedIn tricks.

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