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Archive for the ‘File & Disk Management’ Category



Deleting System Restore Points

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Deleting all but the most recent restore point is one of the most effective methods of clearing hard drive space. Continue reading

Microsoft wants you on their cloud. So much so that they’ve added a massive increase to the amount of free space available for OneDrive users and upped the amount of storage for Office 365 subscribers to 1 TB. Continue reading

Amy want to know why her job is switching more and more things to the cloud. We break down the reasoning. Continue reading

The 5-minute solution to freeing up space on your hard drive. The trick that opened up more than a GB of space on my drive. Continue reading

Help! My Desktop Icons Won’t Work!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

None of Dan’s desktop icons will open and they all have an .LNK extension on the end. We look at what’s behind the problem and how to fix it. Continue reading

Just What Is DOS?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Lamar wants to know all about DOS. We explain what it is and how it’s used. Continue reading

MacClurg wants to find the best cloud storage solution. We look at Microsoft OneDrive. Continue reading

Emptying MyBook

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A reader wants to know if you can empty and reuse a Mybook external hard drive. Here’s the answer! Continue reading

“NTLDR Is Missing” Error Message

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Find out what the NT Loader error message means and how to fix it. Continue reading

More and more businesses are moving away from the traditional software model to subscription-based platforms. We explain why. Continue reading

Learn the trick that can almost hacker-proof you computer. How to set up a limited user account. Continue reading

Have kids using your computer and want to limit their use? Windows has built in tools to help you! Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 1

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If your audio skips while it’s playing, it may be a problem with your RAM. Here’s a brief explanation of it. Continue reading

Jenna doesn’t have admin permission even though it’s her computer and she’s the only user. We look at how to restore them. Continue reading

What Is A Cache?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

What is a cache and why does my computer write to it before writing files to a disk? Well, it’s a place to store your stuff. Continue reading

Disable Search Indexing in Windows 7

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Learn the steps to remove search indexing from Windows 7. Continue reading

Discover how to fix problems with Windows forcing your folders into “read-only” mode. Continue reading

Seamless MP3 With Audacity

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Combining .mp3 files in Audicity into one longer file is a great way to listen to split files, and pretty easy. Continue reading

Pick Your Ubuntu Flavor: Part 2

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Part 2 of our look at the flavors of Ubuntu. Find the one that works for you. Continue reading

More XP File Transfer Tips

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Find out how to save your data when upgrading from an outdated Windows XP computer. Continue reading

Part 3 of our special series on transferring files from XP to Windows 7. Continue reading

Making the move to a new operating system can be a challenge, but there are ways to make it a little easier. In part 2 of our special series we look at how Windows Easy Transfer can help you make the move from XP to Windows 7. Continue reading

Learn how to use Windows Easy Transfer to move from XP To Windows 7. Continue reading

Gloria wants to know how to save a file without overwriting the current one. We break down the differences between save and save as. Continue reading

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