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Archive for the ‘File & Disk Management’ Category



How to Defragment the Pagefile in Windows 7

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Today, we are going to see how to defragment the pagefile in Windows 7. A fragmented pagefile can slow down your computer and reduce performance. Continue reading

Removing Norton

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Are you having trouble removing Norton from your computer? Here’s a tip that may help! Continue reading

This article teaches the reader how to choose a default program for a file. Changing the default program is a great way to manage your various file types. Continue reading

Some viruses hide your files, and sometimes this remains in effect even after the virus has been removed. You can restore those hidden files using this nifty command prompt trick, though. Check it out! Continue reading

Windows 7 Hard Drive Icon Info

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Learn how you can display your hard drive information right next to the hard drive icon! It’s a one-two click tip! Continue reading

Learn how to transform replace your Documents folder with your Dropbox. After this tweak, your My Documents folder will be available anywhere in the world! Continue reading

Open File Location in Process Explorer

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A file location can be easily opened in the Vista and Windows 7 Task Manager, but this feature wasn’t built-in to XP. However, the handy task manager utility, Process Explorer, solves that problem for XP users. Continue reading

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

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