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Archive for the ‘File & Disk Management’ Category



Open File Location in Task Manager

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Did you know that you can open a file’s location from within Task Manager? Check out the handy troubleshooting feature! Continue reading

SlimCleaner

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

SlimCleaner is a free utility that’s designed like many others, but with all those features rolled into one. It contains a cleaner, optimizer, uninstaller, a shredder and much more. Continue reading

MooO FileShredder

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

MooO File Shredder is a free program that works a lot like your computer’s recycling bin, only this one has all sorts of options and can completely delete files! Give it a look! Continue reading

How to Format a Flash Drive

Monday, August 15th, 2011

How do you format a flash drive? The same way as any other drive. It’s easy, so follow along! Continue reading

How to Format a Flash Drive

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Learn how to format a flash drive quickly and easily with this step by step tutorial for Windows PCs. Continue reading

Rename Mulitple Files at Once

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Do you have a bunch of files you need to rename, but you don’t want to take the time to go through each and every one? Give this handy little trick a try! Continue reading

YouSendIt as we knew it has changed and changed for good. Let us take a quick look at the improved service and what it has in store for us. Continue reading

Storing your wedding photos on a DVD? The birth of your first born on that old hard drive? Or your company’s payroll on a thumb drive? Make sure you are making the right choice in storage media for your important data. Continue reading

This article tells how to open a Microsoft Word 2010 document in an earlier version of Word using one of two methods. Give it a look! Continue reading

Same Name Zip File

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Does Windows randomly name your zip files for you? Is there a way to get some consistency? Read this tip – there’s a better way! Continue reading

Amazon Cloud Services

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Previously, we’ve experienced music streaming start-ups like Soundcloud and mSpot that not only ease music streaming easier, they also do make it literally on-the-go. Let’s look at Amazon Cloud Services. Continue reading

This tip describes how to uninstall versions of Internet Explorer from Windows XP. Continue reading

Simplify

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

When searching for an answer to a computer question, the most complex answer isn’t necessarily the best. Simplify. Continue reading

While disabling error reporting isn’t recommended, it’s possible, and here’s how it’s done in Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

WinDirStat

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Have you ever wondered what may be slowing down your computer’s performance? Here’s a free program called WinDirStat to help you analyze your drives to see where you could possibly free up some space. Continue reading

Backing Up With Windows 7

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Here’s a wonderful tip on how to easily back-up your entire Windows 7 machine onto an external hard drive. It’s really simple, so give it a look! Continue reading

Run Command Prompt as Administrator

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Eleanor writes:

I went to do something the other day on my computer and it asked me for an “elevated prompt”. What is that?

Hi, Eleanor! Thanks for writing.

I don’t know how long you have been using your computer, but if it’s been more than 24 hours, you should have run across some

Copy a Google Doc to MS Word

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Nancy from Wisconsin, asks:

How can I copy a Google doc. into Microsoft Word?

Nancy, this is an interesting question. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways of copying a Google document into Microsoft Word. Let’s take a look at them.

Method 1 – Simple Copy and

Richard from Illinois asks:

Can you tell me the significance of the folder “everywhere” found under “owner – search” in the folder ladder diagram. I show 5000 items that consist of deleted e-mails,copies of still active files, and what appears to be programs. what is it for and can & should it be cleaned out?

Solving a “Trayapp” File Problem

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Every time my computer boots, it starts to download some file called “Trayapp”. I have tried everything I know to find the program that “needs” this elusive file, but can’t find any information linking it to anything in my system. I have to manually “end program” every time I turn on my computer.

I know this problem must be

Saving Files to Disk in Windows 7

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Carolyn asks:

Can you write something on how to save files to a CD in Windows 7?

Thanks for the question, Carolyn. While we’ve covered this topic on several occasions, I found no fully illustrated step-by-step directions in our archives, and no instructions at all specifically for Windows 7. However, while the look may

Setting the File Preview Option

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Hailey writes:

I have a lot of photos in My Pictures folder. The thing is, I can’t see the little pictures of the photos for preview, I can only see icons. Can I change this so that I can see my little pictures again? I have Windows Vista.

Hi, Hailey!

Yep, you can change the icons to the

Adding Open With to the Right Click Menu

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I would like to know if it is possible to add an item to the ‘open with’ right click menu. It would be really helpful to add the program, A Smaller Image so that I can edit straight from My Pictures. Can you help please?

An indispensable tool in most versions of Windows, the Open with option

Password Protect Zip Files

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Harold from Austin, Texas asks:

In Windows 7, is there a way to password protect zip files?

A zip file is a file package that has been compressed to a specific format. ZIP, RAR, and 7z are common zip formats. You can also organize your files with data compression programs

Changing Folder Icons in Windows 7

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Lis asks:

I can’t change my folder icons in Windows 7, like I used to in earlier versions of Windows. When I right click on the folder and select Properties, the only tabs showing are, General, Sharing, Security, and Previous Version. There’s no Customize tab.

Lis

The Vista Search Folder

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Marissa of Tallahassee, Florida writes:

I typed up some things for a project today, and had to look up a lot of things that were stored on my computer. This may not be something it’s possible to do, but is there any way to go back to searches without having to

Opening Unrecognizable Documents

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Beverly from St. Lucia asks:

When I’m trying to open some of my documents, I get the message: Select the encoding that makes your document readable Text Encoding: Windows (default); MS DOS; Other Encoding Everything looks foreign to me, please help.

Beverly, I replicated the message you got, by trying to open a PDF file from Microsoft Word. Before we

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