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Explaining the Views Available in Windows Explorer and File Explorer

Windows ExplorerOne 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.

How To Change the Icon of Any Shortcut in Windows

shortcutEverybody wants to add a personal touch to their computer. Some change the wallpaper or the Windows theme, others add all kinds of gadgets and apps. You've done all that, but you may feel like it's not enough. Maybe some of your programs have some ugly icons or you don't want to see those boring folders anymore. In this article we will show how you can change the icons of your shortcuts and make them look better.

How to Start & Use The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows FirewallThe Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is a tool which gives you detailed control over the rules that are applied by the Windows Firewall. You can view all the rules that are used by the Windows Firewall, change their properties, create new rules or disable existing ones. In this tutorial we will share how to open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, how to find your way around it and talk about the types of rules that are available and what kind of traffic they filter.

What Happens When You Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 8.1?

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer is such an integral part of Windows that, for some time, you couldn't remove it from Windows. This is not the case anymore and modern versions of Windows allow you to uninstall it if you do not want to use it. But, what happens when you do that? Will Windows stop working well? Will you still be able to browse the web? Will modern apps from the Windows Store work well when they need to access data from the Internet and display it to you? We have run our own experiments, analyzed as many things as we could and discovered 5 things that happen when you remove Internet Explorer from Windows 8.1:

Which OneDrive Application is Right for You & When

OneDriveOneDrive is a great cloud storage service that offers its users a variety of options for working with it, including a standard desktop application, touch apps, a web interface and more. With all of these options, it can be difficult to decide which application is right for you. Each service style has its strengths and weaknesses and they may not be apparent at first glance. We'll walk through each of OneDrive's various interfaces comparing their features and discussing when each would be best to use.

How to Manage Your Favorites in Internet Explorer for the Desktop

Internet ExplorerIf you’re connected to the Internet there are probably a number of websites that you visit regularly and you want to be able to access them quickly. This is the reason why web browsers have bookmarks: to store your favorite websites in a list and access them quickly whenever you need to visit them. In Internet Explorer, bookmarks are called Favorites and learning how to manage them can be a bit tricky. In this article we will share how to access your favorites, add new ones and how to organize them in the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11.

9 Reasons Why The OneDrive Website Is Awesome

OneDriveOne 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.

8 Ways to Improve Your Privacy When Using the Internet Explorer App

Internet ExplorerWhen you first use the Internet Explorer app in Windows 8.1, you may think that it is really simple and basic, without much in terms of features. You couldn't be more wrong. For example, this browser offers lots of privacy oriented features that give you control over what data is tracked about you and what is not. In this article we will share with you 8 privacy oriented settings that you can configure, in order to get the level of privacy you want. Let's get started:

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

64-bitMore 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.

Configure How the Internet Explorer App Works in Windows 8.1

Internet ExplorerEven though the Internet Explorer 11 app in Windows 8.1 is a simple, touch oriented version of the desktop browser, it still has a lot of configuration options, that could be hard to understand for users who are just starting to use it. This is the reason why, in this article we will share all the configuration options that are available in the Internet Explorer 11 app and explain them as best we can.

How to Manage Files and Folders on Your Windows Phone Device

Files AppNow that the Files app is avaialble for Windows Phone devices, we can use it to manage our files and folders with ease. Goodbye having to connect to a computer in order to perform basic file management tasks. Here's how to use this app to open files and folders, delete them, rename them, share them, move them around and view their properties.

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