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Archive for the ‘Windows Explorer’ Category



Lost Windows 7 Disc – What To Do?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Charles from MA. writes: My HD crashed and I lost win 7 replacement discs. Is there any generic version of Win7 I can use? Continue reading

Copying Images From Word To A Folder

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Follow these steps to copy an image from a Microsoft Word document and save it to a Windows Explorer folder. Continue reading

TeraCopy: A Better Copy For Windows

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Did you try to copy a large number of files and have and error halfway though which forced you to restart again? Was copying slower than you thought it should be? Did you forget if you’ve selected a file and don’t want to keep copying if you picked the wrong ones? Well, with traditional Windows copy dialog, you’re stuck if any of the above happen. Errors stop you dead in your tracks and it’s an all or nothing slow process. Continue reading

Record Video/Screen Capture Like A Pro

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Have you ever watched a video where everything someone does on a computer screen is recorded so you can see step by step how something is done? Ever wonder how they do that? Ever want to make your own instructions or record someone showing you how to do something so you can replay it next time you need to? Continue reading

Do you have instructions that tell you to change the file name and extension? Well Willie from Florida wrote in asking that very question. Read here to get the answer. Continue reading

Add Paint to Windows Send To Menu

Monday, October 1st, 2012

In just a few short steps, Paint (or many other programs) can be added as a Send To option in a right-click context menu. Continue reading

Windows Anytime Upgrade

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Do you have Windows starter or basic included with your computer and need to upgrade? Find out how with this article! Continue reading

Scroll Here in Windows 7

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Need an alternative to grabbing and scrolling in Windows Explorer? Check this tip out for some insight on a new way! Continue reading

How to Stop Low Disk Space Warning

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Are you getting one of these annoying popups telling you that you have low disk space? This message can be helpful if you don’t know you’re reaching the capacity limit, but sometimes you’re aware of what you’re doing and don’t need a reminder.

So, how do you stop these popups? Continue reading

Totals On Selected Files

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Windows Explorer in XP had a line at the bottom of the display that (for the lack of the proper name) I will call the”information bar”. This area showed me how many files I had selected in a folder and the total combined size of the total number of files. Is there such information available… Continue reading

What the Heck are ActiveX Controls?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Are you puzzled by “ActiveX” controls? Well, here’s some info on what these little programs are and how you can avoid them if you want. Continue reading

Windows Explorer – Just Type it In!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Think you know all there is about Windows Explorer? Well, guess again! 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

Let us take a quick look at Windows 8 Explorer and see what changes have been made from the previous versions. Here is a list of such 8 changes that are most significant. Continue reading

For advanced users only! Open any file, anywhere, with just two clicks! Continue reading

Restoring Open Folders on Restart

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Learn how set up Windows to automatically return to a location in the computer on restart, reopening folders from earlier work sessions. Continue reading

Tara writes:

I did a search the other day in Windows Explorer in Vista. When the results came up, for some reason I had the preview pane on the right side. I don’t want it there and can’t find out how to get rid of it. Can you help me?

Tara, there is nothing

Search Date Range in Windows 7 Explorer

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Want to learn how to search a specific date range in Windows Explorer? Here’s the tip! Continue reading

Complete Guide to Windows Libraries

Friday, February 18th, 2011

With the advent of Windows 7, we got introduced to new feature called Libraries which in easy English can be termed as an improved version of Windows Explorer.

What is a Windows Library?

Library in Windows 7 is a set of folders within your computer to categorize things in a better way, with more control to

Eric from Pacific Heights, California, asks:

Is there any way to start up folders in Vista and Windows 7 with File, Edit, View, Tools, etc. on the top?



Hi, Eric! Thanks for writing.

Believe it or not, there is.

Good ole Microsoft. I know that every operating system that they put out will always have changes (both major and minor), but when it comes to the… Continue reading

Adjusting AutoPlay

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Daniel from Kentucky asks:

For some reason, AutoPlay no longer works on my computer. Also, when I connect a thumb drive, the computer recognizes that it’s connected, but I can’t access it. Any idea what’s going on?

The simplest explanation for why AutoPlay no longer functions on your computer could be that this feature has been disabled. This could… Continue reading

Ten Mini Tips

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I was looking through my files the other day and came across a variety of “mini” tips and I thought I’d share some of them with you. They include tips on operating systems, word processors, e-mail, browsers, and Windows Explorer. I hope you can get some use out of some (if not all!) of them.

Note: Even if a tip says it’s for “WinXP”, try it in… Continue reading

Speed Up Your Start Menu

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Earl from South Dakota writes:

When I go to open my programs, it seems to take a long time. Is there any way to make it go a little faster? I have Vista.

Hi, Earl! You couldn’t have asked a more empathetic person. I am incredibly impatient and when I click on something, I had better see it now! With that in mind, here is… Continue reading

Lamar, from Los Angeles asks:

When using the Windows Search Programs and Files tool (under the Start button) is there a way to return to the answer display without having to start the search all over again?

This is a good question Lamar, and one that’s confounded me in both Vista and Windows

Drag and Drop into a Subfolder

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

We all know that a little plus sign in front of the folder indicates that there are other folders contained inside.

We also know that if we click the plus sign, the folder will expand to show us the subfolders it contains.

The plus sign becomes a minus sign and clicking that will collapse the view back to where we… Continue reading

Sort By and Group By in Windows 7

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Organizing files in folders is easier when you utilize the Sort by and Group by options in Windows 7. You can sort and group files by name, type and date, but there are a whole slew of other ways to organize your files too. Here’s how to do it.

1. Open a folder with files you want to arrange. Then right-click on

Setting Language Options in XP

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Stanley J. from Lewisville, TX asks:

I just returned from South Korea and I got a keyboard with the Korean characters on it and would like to use it to write my friend in Korea. I know Microsoft has a language pack for this, but I’m not sure which one and how to use it when I download it. I am using Windows XP. Thanks!

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