Month: September 2014

Explaining the Views Available in Windows Explorer and File Explorer

One of Windows Explorer/File Explorer’s strengths is the number of different ways the user can see the contents of a drive. Whether it’s a bare-bones listing of file names or a view that shows graphics in large sized thumbnails, the program makes it easy for everyone to see the data in a form that best suits the content. Both Windows Explorer and File Explorer will try to tailor the view automatically to the most prevalent type of files in the folder. In this article we’ll show how to browse Windows Explorer/File Explorer using all the available views and explain the differences between the views.

NOTE: Windows Explorer, the built-in file manager, has been part of Windows for a long time. In Windows 8, the name was changed to File Explorer, but although you’ll immediately see more options in the Ribbon, when it comes to Views, it works in the same way as its predecessors.

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How to Manage & Use Your Favorites in Windows Explorer or File Explorer

The Favorites in Windows Explorer or File Explorer are an under-appreciated feature, even though they can help boost your productivity. That’s why we would like to show how the Favorites work, how they can help you and how to manage them. Let’s get started:

What are the Favorites in Windows Explorer or File Explorer?

Favorites are a series of shortcuts that are shown in the left-side navigation panel ofWindows/File Explorer, in the section called Favorites. They are always found at the top-left side of the window and they can be easily accessed when working with Windows/File Explorer. Also, your favorites are shown in Save As dialogues that are shown when saving files or downloading files from the web.

The default shortcuts included as Favorites are: Desktop, Downloads and Recent Places. Shortcuts can be added to this section by you and your installed applications.


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A sneak peek at the Windows 9 Start Menu

Greg Shultz highlights some of the features he’s seen in recent video demos of Windows 9.

As you may know from reading some of my recent articles, I’m a bit fanatical about the Start Menu\Start Screen in Windows:

Well, I recently got a good look at the Start Menu in Windows 9 via a YouTube video from theWinFuture channel. I’m not sure who runs the channel, but they are German and have been posting video demos of Windows 9 for the last week. The videos are actually very well done and are set to music rather than someone droning on about what they are doing.

One of those videos, called “Windows 9: The new Start Menu in action,” does an excellent job of highlighting the new features in the Windows 9 Start Menu (see the video below). In this article, I’ll highlight some of the features that you’ll see in the video.

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9 Reasons Why The OneDrive Website Is Awesome

One of the best features of OneDrive is that you can download and install it on any sort of device you might have. There are applications for computers with all kinds of operating systems, apps for mobile devices and even an app that is built into Windows 8.1. But, did you know that, in order to experience all of the best features that OneDrive has to offer, you don’t really need to install anything? The web interface is a great way to experience OneDrive and in this article we will share the reasons why this is the case.

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10 Unique Ways To Use Microsoft OneNote

OneNote is one of Microsoft’s most underrated apps. Not only can you jot down notes or keep to do lists, you can use a stylus to do it, convert handwritten notes to text or organise your recipe collection. OneNote is available on almost every platform, making this ridiculously useful app even more relevant.

Although OneNote is available with good functionality on mobile devices, the tips below are mainly intended for running OneNote 2013 on Windows and Mac OS X.

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Should You Buy The Bigger iPhone 6 Plus?

If the iPhone’s traditionally smaller screen size has been stopping you from jumping aboard the iOS train, the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus each offer considerably more to look at, and a few other benefits.

The term “phablet” very much applies to Apple’s larger model, but there’s more to it than just a bigger screen. Here’s everything you need to know to make an informed buying decision.

It’s Bigger, Much Bigger

You might be of the opinion that existing iPhones are big enough. Even if you areunhappy with the 4 inches of Retina vision provided in the 5S, there’s a good chance the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 will satisfy your needs. After all, even it runs at a higher resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels.

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3 Ways to Learn Whether a Windows Program is 64-bit or 32-bit

More than 90% of Windows 8.1 installations are 64-bit and, as a result, more and more people use 64-bit operating systems and applications. Even popular applications like Google Chrome and 7-Zip are now using the 64-bit architecture to provide better performance. All this is good but, on a 64-bit operating system, you can run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. How can you tell whether a program is 64-bit or 32-bit? To help you figure this out, we would like to share three ways of doing this, that work both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

The human memory is fantastic. You can encode, store and retrieve information when needed very quickly but, unlike your computer’s memory, it is not perfect. It lacks a basic feature: it doesn’t have permanent storage. Unfortunately, passwords make no exceptions and you might be in a situation when you don’t remember your Windows password. Don’t worry, Windows comes to your rescue. If you forget your Windows password, you can use a password reset disk to create a new one, so you don’t lose access to your apps and files. Obviously, the password reset disk must be created before you forget the password, otherwise the tool is useless.

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