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How To Use Contacts+Message Backup App For Windows Phone

ContactsThere are certain situations where you need to backup your contacts or messages, like a system reset or switching to another Windows Phone. Windows Phone didn't have a built-in function that could restore your contacts and messages until now, when Microsoft released it in the form of a free application called Contact+Message Backup. The process is simple: the application creates backup for all your contacts and messages to your SD card. You can use this backup for a later restore on the same Windows Phone or another Windows Phone device. In this tutorial you will learn how to install the Contact+Message Backup app and how to use it. Let's go:

How To Quickly Rename Multiple Files Using Windows Shortcuts & Features

File ExplorerAlthough computers suggest speed and efficiency, there are still a lot of time consuming tasks that take more time than they should. One of those tasks is renaming many files at once. For example, you may have found files with names that didn't suggest anything or were really hard to sort and thereby hard to find or work with. If you were to rename each file one by one, you would waste a lot of time. Luckily, Windows offers a quick way to rename a group of files in one go and we are going to share it with you in this article:

8 Things You Can Do With The Health & Fitness App In Windows 8.1

HealthIf you've always wanted to start exercising, to build a healthy body but didn't know where to begin, the Health and Fitness app from windows 8.1 could get you on the right path. You'll find workouts, diets and tips to help you get started on that dream body, and also to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet after you reach your goal weight. Let's start and go through all the features that this app has to offer.

Windows Defender Gets Cloud Protection In Windows 10 - How To Turn It On

Windows DefenderOne of the less visible features of Windows 10 is that Windows Defender gets improved using cloud protection. When enabled, Windows Defender sends information to Microsoft about any problems it finds. This information is then used to learn about the problems affecting you and other users. With your help, Microsoft can develop new anti-malware signatures and fixes that help deal with malware in a more effective manner. Here’s how to enable cloud protection in Windows 10:

How To Rotate Misoriented Videos Using Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerSometimes, when you import videos into your computer, they end up being oriented incorrectly. This is particularly an issue with videos short with your smartphone, which can be shot in landscape or portrait mode. You can correct their orientation permanently by using Movie Maker, which you can get for free as part of Windows Essentials from Microsoft. This quick tutorial will show how to import such videos into Movie Maker, how to rotate and export them as new video with the correct orientation.

How To Recover Accidentally Deleted Files With Recuva

RecuvaDon't you hate it when you accidentally deleted a file and you realize later that you absolutely need it? If it went to the Recycle Bin, it's easy to restore. But what if you permanently deleted it, with a Shift+Delete keyboard combination? Or you deleted it from a memory card or USB stick? Like the wedding photos from last week? Luckily, most times it is possible to recover those files. There are many tools that can help you do this. One of them is named Recuva, it is free and very popular. In this tutorial will show you how to recover deleted files using this application.

How To Use Dropbox On Your Windows Phone Smartphone

DropboxDropbox is a very popular cloud storage service, which lets you store, access and share your files from almost everywhere. All you have to do is sign up for their services and become the owner of a Dropbox account. Then, you install and use one of the applications that they offer for all the major mobile platforms, including Windows Phone. This tutorial is going to show what you can do with the Dropbox app for Windows Phone. Let's get started:

Simple Questions: What Happens To Deleted Files? Why Can They Be Recovered?

deleted filesYou probably heard that files that you accidentally deleted or lost can be recovered. There are many applications on the Internet that can help you do this You might have even tried some. But did you ask yourself why is that possible? Why can deleted files be recovered? Read this guide to find the answer to this question:

How To Set The SIM Used For The Data Connection On Your Windows Phone

InternetIf you have used a dual SIM smartphone you may know that most mobile platforms don't allow you to use both SIMs for the Internet connection, simultaneously. On a dual SIM smartphone, you need to use the SIM that's used for the data connection. The data connection on the other SIM is not used. Here's how to set the SIM for the data connection, on your Windows Phone dual-SIM smartphone:

4 Reasons Why Windows Media Player Plus! Is Worth Downloading

Windows Media PlayerThe list of media players for Windows is very large, but despite the multiple alternatives, Windows Media Player still remains one of the most reliable media players on the market. Sure, there are a few usability features missing, but nothing absolutely critical. This is where Windows Media Player Plus! from BM production kicks in. This plug-in reintroduces the simplified use from earlier Windows Media Player versions and adds some other tweaks that correct some of the shortcomings of Windows Media Player 12 that may have steered you away initially. This is what makes Windows Media Player Plus! such a hot download:

Simple Questions: What Are Disk Quotas & How To Set Them In Windows?

Disk quotasIf your computer is used by more than one person, you might want to limit the amount of storage space every user has the right to use. This would ensure that the storage space on a certain drive or partition is never filled up by only one user account. Let's see how quota limits are set in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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