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Archive for the ‘File & Disk Management’ Category



Can I Take My Backup Drive To Shelter?

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Carolyn wants to know if it it’s safe to unplug an external backup drive and take it to shelter. Continue reading

Is It Safe to Delete Windows.old Folders?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Beverly from Taunton MA writes:

I have an ASUS CM5570 that is 4 years old as of Aug 9. It came with VISTA and a Win 7 Home Premium upgrade. I then purchased Win 7 Ultimate. Now I have all of them aboard under Windows, Windows old, Windows old.000 and windows old .oo1. Could I remove any of them because my HD is 3/4 full

How Long Will A Hard Drive Last?

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Just how long will an external hard drive last? Continue reading

Is it a good idea to leave your external back-up drive plugged in all the time? Continue reading

How Can I Spot A Genuine Update Request?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

How do you spot a genuine Adobe Flash Player update request? What to look for and how to get a genuine Flash update. Continue reading

Why Is My WiFi Signal Weak?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

If you are having problems receiving your wi-fi signal, there are a number of possible reasons. Here are a few… Continue reading

This tip explains how to take ownership of files to move them out of the Prefetch folder in Windows XP. Continue reading

We check out Linux Mint, an OS that could help you revive an old PC. Continue reading

Help! My Recovery Drive Is Full

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Getting a warning that your recovery drive is full? We check out what could be causing the problem and how to fix it. Continue reading

Backup Vs. System Image

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

What’s the difference between a backup and a system image? What you need to know to protect your data. Continue reading

Discover why your computer has two hard drive partitions with one that always remains empty. Continue reading

How Do I Defrag Windows 8.1?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Patricia want to defragment her drive in Windows 8.1. We show her how to optimize. Continue reading

Restoring Images

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

If you have saved compressed versions of pictures over your full-sized versions, you may be able to restore these from a backup. Continue reading

Windows Essentials – 5 free programs that could make Windows 8.1 a little easier to use. Continue reading

Can I Safely Delete EXE Files?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Is it safe to delete .EXE files from your download folders? We’ll tell you how know what you need to keep. Continue reading

Blue Screen Of Death And How To Solve It

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The dreaded BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! What it is and how to deal with it. Continue reading

Are Bad Updates A Ticking Time Bomb?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

DMW is worried that bad Microsoft updates are a ticking time bomb on his computer. We check out the concerns. Continue reading

Music To CDs – Is It Legal?

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Don is looking for legal ways to burn music to CDs, we check out his options. Continue reading

Clearing Your Hard Drive

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

It’s so frustrating when you go to do a backup and don’t have enough space. This article contains suggestions for making sure that you have enough space for your backup. Continue reading

Help! I Lost My Tablet Settings

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Samuel can’t find the Settings on his tablet. We show him where they went and how to get them back. Continue reading

Ubuntu & What Else? Part 2

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Our continuing look at the Linux-based systems that could have you saying goodbye to Windows forever. Continue reading

Ubuntu… And What Else? Part 1

Monday, August 25th, 2014

We’ve talked a bit about Ubuntu, but there are other Linux-based systems that could work for you. Let’s check them out. Continue reading

Turn on Windows 7 natural language search for a different spin on your searches. Continue reading

How Can I Find Files In Windows 7?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Jerry is having trouble finding folders in Windows 7 now that he’s switched from XP. We help him with the search. Continue reading

Windows XP, 7 & 8 On The Same Computer?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Is it possible to have Windows XP, 7 and 8 on the same computer? Learn how to make it possible. Continue reading

Kathy updated to 8.1 and she’s got issues finding her screenshots, opening flash drives and locating This PC. We help her out. Continue reading

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