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Back up with Windows to safeguard your information
Don't lose important or irreplaceable information if something happens to your device. Backing up your information is important and even painless, with tools provided in Windows 10.
Tips and tricks: file and folder operations
It is easy to cut, copy, delete, move, or paste files/folders from one folder to another but shown below are quicker ways to perform file operations: Pressing CTRL+C copies the file. Pressing CTRL+V pastes the file. Pressing CTRL+X cuts the file and makes it ready to be pasted elsewhere. Pressing SHIFT+DELETE permanently deletes a file without sending it to the Recycle Bin. Pressing CTRL+Z performs an undo operation on a file or folder. Pressing CTRL+Y performs a redo operation on a file or folder. Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+N creates a new folder. There are some more tips and tricks on file and folder operations shown below: If you drag a file or folder to another folder in the same drive, it is moved. Holding down CTRL performs a copy. If you drag a file or folder to another folder in another drive, it is coped. Holding down SHIFT moves it out of the primary drive. If you drag a file or folder to another folder in the same or another drive while holding down ALT, it is copied as a shortcut. A shortcut to a file or folder can then be placed on the desktop for easy access. Right-click on a file or folder, and then click Delete while holding down SHIFT to permanently delete it. If you drag a file or folder to another folder in the same or another drive while holding down your right mouse button, the following options appear: Copy Here, Move Here, and Create Shortcut(s) Here. Moving a file or folder to the Recycle Bin while holding down SHIFT permanently deletes it. If you use a folder frequently for working with files, you can pin it to Quick Access. Just right-click the folder in File Explorer, and then click Pin to Quick Access. Or drag it to Quick Access, which pins it there. Right-clicking a program's icon pinned to the taskbar shows you recent files like documents, websites, folders, and so on. If you frequently work on a file, right-click a program's icon pinned to the taskbar and click the pin icon.
Button for opening the contents in pdf files is missing
Dear Sir. In Microsoft Edge Windows 10, when you open a pdf file there was a button on the pdf tool Bar for opening the contents of a pdf files in book form. In the New Microsoft Edge update update that button is missing from the tool bar. It is very inconvenient when in Microsoft Edge browser you have to switch to Microsoft Internet explorer or Googles Chrome browser to read Adobe pdf files in book form with contents. Please look into this over sight and make appropriate adjustment. Thanking You In Advance Lennox
Backup external drive files to OneDrive
Hi I need to back up files held on an external drive. This used to be possible with OneDrive, but now it seems that only files resident on the C: drive can be synchronized to OneDrive. That will not work for me; my C: drive isn't large enough to accommodate all the files I need to back up. Is there a way to backup files from drives other than the C: drive, or was that capability removed for good? Thanks,
Win. 10 disk cleanup: How to delete temporary files
hi all: I wonder why is it that when it gets to like the 7th or 8th day, especially day 7, going to Storage and Temporary Files, I noticed the temporary files is there. It doesn't happen from day 1 to day 6. I have to clean it up. But it still appears in disk cleanup. I actually delete temporary files from manually before going to Storage. I thought it could be a bug in Windows 10. Wondering under temporary files, why it will not state 0 bytes in disk cleanup. For mine, it will state 2.07 MB. For some of you, it might state GB. I searched online and found a way for the temporary files to state 0 bytes in disk cleanup. Here are the steps: reminder, the following steps involve registry and do not modify other things, as it might cause serious issues with your device. 1. Please type reg under search and it will show Registry editor. Please click on run as administrator. 2. Then, go to, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Files 3. In the right-pane, double-click LastAccess. 4. Set the value data for LastAccess to 10. That is what I did for mine. After you are finished and go back to Storage and Temporary Files or the disk cleanup, you will notice under temporary files, it will state 0 bytes. A reminder: Even though it might state like 2.07 MB under temporary files, but when you actually delete the files manually, it will have no affect at all. You don't lose disk space because of it. Hope this helps.
Absence of a beautiful feature once found back in windows 98
When I use windows explorer in windows 10, I miss not only the beauty of windows file explorer of windows 98 but also miss the visual power of explaining the levels or depths of folders or folders within folders with the help of guiding lines i.e. a folder at the level of my grand father then to my father then to me then to my son then to my grand son and so on. See the images about windows 98 file explorer on internet to understand what I mean. Such as below like this image -----> http://www.wincorner.com/home/images/FmLfnsFM.gif
Are there any features you wish Windows had?
One thing I saw someone had in another OS was that their file explorer equivalent had tabs. My jaw was floored.
Sync Apple iCloud contacts and files to your Windows 10 PC
With the iCloud app for Windows, you can store your photos, videos, email, calendar, files, and other important information in iCloud and on your Windows PC.
How to create your own Toolbar.
Toolbar is an excellent way to quickly access your files and documents without having to open File Explorer. All you have to do is Right Click on the Task Bar. Once the Menu opens up simply click on Toolbars. Now click on New Toolbar. A File Explorer window opens up. Where it says Folder: Simply Click on the Folder you want to have quick access to. For example; I have a huge collection of documents that I use routinely on my computer. I want to be able to quickly access them without having to waste a lot of time finding the file I need. All I have to do is make a Toolbar named Documents. Now all I have to do is click on Documents on the task bar and I can see all the documents in my Documents Folder and simply click on the one I want to open it up. Hope this helps to make your day a little bit better.
How to disable the appearance "open file" dialog
I am running some automation process of deploying image and automate download using vbs scipting. Things work find in Windows 7 but when it comes to windows 10, the automated process (from VBS script) was being halted by the dialog/windows box "how do you want to open files" with the checkbox "always use this app to open .vbs files". As the image having visual studio 2005 installed, the windows keep pop up asking whether choose Windows based script host to run, or using visual studio to run. I've tried several method to inject and set windows based script as default program to run vbs script, but the windows of asking which program to run still appearing. Here's what I have done: 1. set value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.vbs\OpenWithList result : windows/dialog box still appear Is there any other registry value which represent the checkbox value of "always use this app to open .vbs files"? Or in short, I want to inject the registry value to set Windows base script host as default program to run vbs script and eliminate the appearance of the dialog box, so that it won't affect my automated process.
Search File Explorer: Open File Explorer from the taskbar or right-click on the Start menu, and choose File Explorer, then select a location from the left pane to search or browse. For example, select This PC to look in all devices and drives on your computer, or select Documents to look only for files stored there.
Now, you can use apps to share files and photos right from File Explorer. Select the files you want to share, go to the Share tab, select the Share button, and then choose an app. For more info on sharing options, see Share files in File Explorer.. If you're coming from Windows 7, here are a couple more differences:
Download this app from Microsoft Store for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Team (Surface Hub), HoloLens, Xbox One. See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for My Files Explorer.
I have been feverishly looking for a good file explorer app for quite a while & I have found it! I love this app! It has such a good UI! My favorite feature is the ability to choose & attach files to new email messages in the Mail App (through the Share Charm), which the native desktop Explorer cannot do (through the Ribbon).
Windows Explorer has a new name. Content provided by Microsoft. Applies to: Windows 10. It's called File Explorer in Windows 10. Here are three ways to open it: Select the Start button and find it on the Start menu.