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Have you ever found yourself in Windows Explorer hell? You’re trying to copy a file from one directory to another, tabbing between windows or trying to drag and re-size Windows Explorer to fit? It only gets worse if you’re trying to follow instructions from a webpage while attempting to remember which window goes to which folder. 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

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

Windows Explorer – Just Type it In!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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

Chuck from TN asks:

When I’m in a folder in Windows XP, I see a button called Back and one called Up. What’s the difference?

One of these (the Up button) was a feature Windows discontinued in Vista and Windows 7, but if you’re navigating through folders and sub folders in XP and decide

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

Side by Side Windows

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Often times I find myself with more than my fair share of windows minimized in my taskbar. Sure, it’s disorganized, but it becomes even more frustrating when I need to look at two of them at once! Minimize, maximize, adjust the size, etc!

It gets really repetitive!

Some people have two monitors for this, streamlining the process

Inverse Selections

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Have you ever needed to select *most* of the files in a folder using Windows Explorer? Here’s a technique you may have never heard of. Continue reading

Organize Your Documents

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Do you dump every file you create into your My Documents folder? Is it the digital equivalent to a messy 7-year-old’s room? Well never fear, the computer cleaner is here! Continue reading

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