With so many applications available on the market for burning CDs or DVDs, Windows 7 users tend to forget the simplest and cheapest of them all: Windows Explorer itself. This article will show how easy it is to burn files to a CD or DVD with Windows Explorer.
How to work with Windows Explorer in Windows 7 or File Explorer in Windows 8
One of the small but great features in Windows 7 is the fact that it allows users to burn disk images on CDs and DVDs without having to install additional software. For this task Windows 7 offers a small tool called Windows Disc Image Burner which is included in all versions. In this article I will share what disk images are, which are the formats supported by this tool and how to burn disk images both by using the visual interface of Windows 7 and from the command line.
Many of you complained about bugs being still active in Windows Explorer, even after a lot of time since the Windows 7 launch. We read your complaints and we tried to find fixes for them. Today, we are happy to present a free tool called Classic Shell, which can help you fix some of the most annoying bugs in Windows Explorer: the jumping folders in the navigation pane and the missing sorting headers in list view. Also, it can replace the navigation arrows introduced by Windows Vista with the crosses and lines from Windows XP era.
In our quest to help improve your experience with Windows Explorer, we are continuing with a tutorial which should help you end all your frustrations about how this application shows the contents of folders on your computer. It shows how to change any of the default viewing templates to show the details you need. Read on to learn how.
Even though I enjoy the Windows Explorer version included in Windows 7, many of our readers don’t feel the same. Therefore I decided to help and post a solution to a pretty common problem you keep having: setting Windows Explorer to use a specific view type for a specific folder. Read on to find out how.
Taking ownership files or folders in Windows in general, is a process that takes time and a bit of attention. Fortunately for us, there are solutions which allow you to add or remove the Take Ownership shortcut to the right click context menu. In this article I will cover two of these solutions.
Switching to another operating system or importing data can lead to the impossibility of accessing your files and folders. This is result of the fact that your user has lost ownership of those files & folders or it no longer has the required permissions. Also accessing certain system protected files or folders involves sometimes modifying the file permissions for those resources. When you cannot read or change files/folders from your disk, it means that either you need to take ownership of them or you need to change your user's permissions. In this article you will learn how to change ownership of a file or folder and how to manage permissions for accessing and modifying them.
NOTE: You must be logged in as Administrator to take ownership or to change your user's permission rights.
We will continue our series about Window Explorer with an article about filtering options. I will share some useful tips and tricks about how to do basic filtering. Then I will go into a bit more depth and share some more advanced filtering options which allow you to group and filter content by any criteria you desire. Also, I'll show some examples of how to integrate search with filters and groups so that you get some really powerful results.
Even though I like the new version of Windows Explorer, it seems that not too many people are enjoying it as much. Many users who are migrating from Windows XP are having trouble finding their way around. One of the reasons for this is the lack of information about the new features & changes introduced by the new version. That's why we will create a small series about Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and show the basics for a good user experience.
In this article I will show how to browse Windows Explorer using all the available views (content, tiles, details, list, icons) and explain the differences between them.
Libraries are one of the coolest features introduced by Windows 7. They can help people organize their files and folders very efficiently. By using libraries, you can easily build a system so that you can always find what you want in seconds. Not only that, but you can also sort, tag or edit files and folders with just a few clicks. In this article I will explain what libraries are, show how they work and how to create new ones. Also, I'll show how to add new folders to a library, how to modify its properties and how to delete a library.