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Archive for the ‘File & Disk Management’ Category



Locate Link Browser

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Nancy from Champaign, Illinois asks:

When I click on a link in an email, an annoying dialog box pops up called “locate link browser”. What is it and how do I get rid of this?

Great question Nancy, and yes there is a way to get rid of the locate link browser popup. We bet you are using the Firefox browser. Nothing bad about… Continue reading

Save a Search in Windows 7

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Learn how you can save your search in Windows 7 with this handy quick tip! Continue reading

Flash Drive File Management

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Sandy in FL asks:

How do I delete stuff off my Flash Drive?

Thanks for the great question Sandy!

It is very common to have a flash drive sitting around, whether it be in your house or even on a key chain. They are great to hold your pictures, files, or music, but it doesn’t take long to fill them up. Thankfully… Continue reading

Rachel asks:

I went to delete a file the other day and it just deleted the file without asking! Do you know why it would do this?

Hi, Rachel! I had that happen to me once and I thought I had lost the file; I about had a heart attack.

You’ve just found out that your buddy has discovered digital photography, the same hobby you’re passionate about. You have amassed a large collection of websites and would like to share the links. Here’s an easy way to email your Favorites files.

From the File menu, select Import and Export.

The Import/Export Settings dialog

Windows 7 users know that when they go to their Windows Explorer, the first window that opens up is for Libraries. Well, that’s fine and dandy, but what if I want to start off someplace else? What then?

Today we’re going to learn how to change all that. So locate your Windows Explorer icon on your taskbar, or click Start and type Windows

Burn Pictures to a CD

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Judy from Arkansas asks:
I want to burn pictures to a CD or DVD. What’s the process?

A:
I’m glad you asked this question Judy, since I know many people have problems with this. My friend is a big fan of taking pictures and when she first got her computer, she was curious about burning pictures to a CD or DVD as well. The instructions… Continue reading

Windows 7 Search Options

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

If you’re a Windows 7 user, then you’ve probably noticed how awesome the Search Box is. You can find just about anything by typing a name into the box; be it files, programs, commands, etc, but did you know there are ways to customize your search?

Click Start, then in the Search Box type Folder Options.

Now click on the Search Tab

Move your My Documents Folder

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Geri R. asks:
I need a new place for my Documents. In the past, I always ended up picking and choosing what to back up because the folder is too big to put anywhere. I know that everybody knows where to put their My Documents folder so that they won’t lose the data but I am not a computer person and have no idea what to do or even

Remove Winamp and Winamp Search

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

John W. asks:
How can I safely and completely remove Winamp and Winamp Search from my computer? I have tried program delete and system restore, but it did not work.

A:
Have you tried Winamp and don’t like it? Maybe you are getting a new computer and want to uninstall it. Whatever the reason, this article will show you how to uninstall it and remove Winamp… Continue reading

Do you use multiple computers at your workplace? Don’t you think it would be a good idea to create a Local area network connection (LAN) between them so that you can quickly copy files, folders and documents from one computer to another. Let’s learn how!

To create a Local area network connection between two computers, you will need the following things:

1.

Map a Network Drive

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

If you have more than one computer on the same switch or wireless network, then you don’t have to use flash drives or email attachments to move files around. One of the best – and least understood – ways to share files on small networks of computers is to use those networks to send and receive files.

One of the simplest… Continue reading

How to Zip Stuff

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Say you have many files that all need to be e-mailed, but A: You don’t want to add them one at a time, and B: You don’t think all of them will be within the recipient’s e-mail size limits.

What do you do?

Why zip ‘em up, of course!

Sure, we’ve all heard the term, but I couldn’t find… Continue reading

Firefox Profile Backup with FEBE

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Have you lost any bookmarks lately? Maybe you added some extensions and a nice theme to your Firefox browser, only to lose them all in a crash. If you’re a Firefox user, you know it’s the most customizable browser in the world. And, after hours spent adding extensions, bookmarking sites or finding just the right theme, you want to make sure Firefox remains the way you customized it.… Continue reading

Search by Date in Windows XP

Thursday, March 4th, 2010


Q:
Yesterday I was working on a video project that I have edited (renamed) a lot in the last few days and I can’t find them all. How can I look for these files?

A:
I know what you mean. I save every graphics project I am working on more than once, just in case of any mishaps. Sometimes I rename it, sometimes… Continue reading

Windows XP Backup

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

You probably already know that backing up your data is important – if not because it’s good practice, then because you’ve lost files of your own before. What’s less-known, however, is that Windows XP contains its own backup wizard which can schedule your backup times. What’s more, this wizard backs up your system settings as well as your files and packages them into one file container.… Continue reading

Optimize Folders

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

If you have a folder filled with many of the same kind of file (MP3s, pictures, etc.), then you probably notice that it can be a little…well, sluggish, sometimes when it comes to displaying everything.

That green status bar up top couldn’t be moving any slower, could it?

Did you know that you can optimize folders to make them load their contents… Continue reading

Remote Access Tools for PC

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Remote access applications are generally used to share files and hardware, as well as having one’s desktop easily available while away from their personal computer. Using these applications, one can access their computer through their mobile phone. These applications work over the system firewall keeping the computer secure at all times.
A personal computer cannot be carried around, and most people store their important business and personal… Continue reading

Shut-Down Restart Windows Explorer

Friday, February 5th, 2010

My computer gets really slow when I’m browsing around large folders, but I hear that shutting down and restarting Windows Explorer can help this. Can you explain?

You might already know how to find the Windows Task Manager: the phrase (Ctrl-Alt-Delete) is probably the first advice you hear if something crashes. However, to reach the Task Manager directly

Say No to All

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Learn a new trick today using your Shift Key! Continue reading

Find Recent Downloads

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Have you ever downloaded a file then couldn’t find it? I usually download to my desktop or my downloads folder, but I do occasionally change folders when the files go over a certain size.

If you can’t find a downloaded file in the usual place, try to download again and you’ll see the location under the “Save in” field. Most browsers remember where your most recent download… Continue reading

ADrive

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

We all have problems with data storage. No matter how big your hard drive is, eventually you’re going to run out of disk space.

You could buy more hard drives or store files on DVD or Blu-ray disks, but sometimes you just need a secure way to store your data and maybe share it with a few friends. The best option in this case is online data… Continue reading

Instant Subfolders

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Want an easy way to create subfolders? When you are in a folder hold down the Alt key and carefully type F, W, F and a new folder appears. Want more than one? Just keep the Alt key down and type F, W, F over and over again until all your new folders are created.

You can then go back and name the… Continue reading

Delete Setup Files

Friday, October 9th, 2009

After downloading software and running the setup program you might be able to delete the setup file.

If it was a ZIP file, you’re probably safe to just delete it. If it was an EXE file, make sure it’s only a setup program and not the actual program itself (in most cases, it’s only a setup program or has the word “Setup” somewhere in… Continue reading

Check Hard Drive Space

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Curious to see just how much hard drive space you have left on your computer?

In either Windows XP or Vista, click Start>Computer (My Computer for XP users). Right-click on the drive that you’d like to check and select “properties”. A window will pop up with a pie-chart that details how much space you have left to work with.

Alternatively… Continue reading

Cloud Computing

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Cloud Computing is a term you may have heard before, but do you know what it means? Moreover, do you know what it means for you specifically? No, it’s not some sort of steam-powered supercomputer, although it would be pretty cool if it was!

Imagine a future where just about everything you use on your computer (music, pictures files, etc.) could be accessed from anywhere… Continue reading

File Associations in Vista

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

How do I set my file type associations in Windows Vista? It was so easy in XP!

This is a great question with a nice, easy answer! A lot of people lament the alternate routes they need to take to accomplish something that was once so easy in Windows XP. The biggest one I get has to do with file type associations. So, without any… Continue reading

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