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Archive for the ‘Windows Explorer’ Category

Viewing File Extensions

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Are your file extensions hiding from you? Do you see file names but secretly wish you could see the extension too?

Maybe you have no clue what file extensions are or why in the world you would want to look at them. Well, take a gander at the link below for help:

Printing System Properties

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Ever need a printout of your system info? It could be handy to keep, in case you ever have questions on your system settings – especially if the system is down for one reason or another. Here’s how to do it.

In Vista or Windows 7, type or copy msinfo32 into Start search and click the msinfo32 link in the results

Program Arrangements

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

I would like to rearrange the order of my programs under the Start menu in Windows XP. How can do this?

I get email all the time from readers who want to change the order of the programs in their Programs menu (Start button, Programs). You’ll be glad to know it’s easy as drag and drop!

Here’s how:… Continue reading

Start Menu Folders

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Start Menu Folders

Here’s another tip for those of you with cluttered Start menus.Why not place additional folders in your Start Menu?

You could make categories for your programs with these folders so you don’t have to do so much hunting around. For instance, you could have a category for office-type apps, one for games, and one for internet. The possibilities are endless.

Now, before we get too far

Clean up your start menu

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

I have Waaaay too much clutter in my Start menu. Some of it includes extra files and stuff I don’t need there. How can I clean the mess?

Easy, just right-click the icons you no longer want and select Delete from the resulting menu.


Here’s the second way to skin the cat – Right-click the Start button, Explore .

Explorer will open… Continue reading

Filmstrip View in XP

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Filmstrip View in XP

When Windows ME came on the scene it featured a cool folder view called ” Thumbnail View ” that displays all images as little thumbnails to make them easier to manage. Win XP expanded this feature, allowing us to add a picture to a file folder icon in thumbnail view ( see archive for 7/31/03 ). In addition, XP has… Continue reading

Add to your “Send To” menu

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Is there a way to send a file to a place that isn’t listed on my “Send To” menu?

If you want to add a place or eliminate an item on the “Send to” menu that you don’t use it isn’t that hard to do:

1. Right-click your Start Button, Explore.

2. Head to the Windows\Send to\ folder (it’s probably just above the… Continue reading

Column Size Fun

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Column Size Fun

OK, most of us know that you can resize the columns in Windows Explorer. You just grab the little black column separators at the top and drag them to the size you need.

Well, there’s actually a better way.

If you double-click in the little space between columns, you’ll find that the column automatically resizes itself so it shows the complete name of… Continue reading

Print a Photo Proof sheet

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Print a Photo Proof sheet

A proof sheet is a printout of picture thumbnails. Most photo organizing software allows you to print these out, but for XP users, it’s built into the Window’s Picture and Fax Viewer. Here’s how to do it…

Open the folder that your pictures are in and select “Thumbnail View”.

Hold down the Ctrl key and select the pictures you want on… Continue reading

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