March 25, 2019
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Understanding long folder and file names in Windows

[ad_1] Did you know that there is a limit to how long a file name can be? Did you know that the folder name is also include in that limit? And what about the path? Let’s take a look at long folder and file names in Windows. I recently recovered files from several Windows based computers for a client. He asked that I put them onto an external drive for storage. But I ran into a problem, file names that were too long. Now allot of people think that the maximum length for the name of a File in Windows is 255 characters. But that is not really correct. Technically, Folders are also a File but with a special attribute designating it as a Folder. And Folder and Sub-Folder names are also included in the full File name. So, the actual File name also includes the Folder and Sub-Folder name(s) […]
March 25, 2019
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Understanding Windows 10 updates

Table of Contents Feature (Version) updatesQuality (Build) UpdatesThings to remember about Windows 10 Updates [ad_1] In previous versions of Windows, we had service packs and critical / non-critical updates. But Microsoft changed all of that with Windows 10. To better understand Windows 10 updates, we need to take a closer look. With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft changed the concept of the Windows operating system. Microsoft calls it Windows as a Service. Basically, it is a new way to keep Windows 10 up to date. Now the terminology Microsoft uses can be a little confusing. But when you break it down, it is quite simple. Let’s start with the big picture, then work our way into the details. Now Microsoft has created two (2) different categories for updates: Feature and Quality. Now this is where things get a little confusing. When Windows 10 downloads updates, it refers to them […]
March 24, 2019
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Overlooked features inside of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Table of Contents Make a movie using the Photos appEasily insert an emojiQuick and easy dictationControlled folder access inside of Windows Defender [ad_1] Microsoft recently released the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10. As usual, Microsoft has added some pretty cool features in this version of Windows 10. Let’s take a look at some of the new overlooked features included in the Window 10 Fall Creators Update. There are a couple of new features that have gotten all sorts of publicity, the support of virtual reality headsets and mixed reality. But there are a few new features that have gotten passed over. Make a movie using the Photos app Creating a video using the Windows 10 Photo app This feature is reminiscent of the old Windows Movie Maker program. You just select some pictures and videos, set up the different parameters and then export your video out. A one of […]
March 23, 2019
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How to handle a tech scam

Table of Contents How to handle a telephone tech scamHow to handle a web-based tech scamThe bottom line [ad_1] It happens to all of us. You get a pop-up on your computer screen or a phone call telling you that your computer is infected. More than likely it is bogus. So here is how to handle a tech scam. Tech scams have evolved over the years. They first started out as random phone calls, but have quickly progressed to using pop-ups in web browsers. And the one thing they all have in common is that they try to scare you. Who hasn’t gotten a phone call from someone saying they are from Microsoft or Windows Support. At one point in time, I was getting 2-3 per week. But they started to slow down when Microsoft started to prosecute companies for using their company name. So, then they started to use […]
March 23, 2019
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What is the Microsoft Garage?

[ad_1] Have you ever wondered where some of the ideas for Microsoft programs come from? You know, the apps that are on the cutting edge. There is good chance they started out in the Microsoft Garage. The Microsoft Garage is a platform for Microsoft employees to explore new technologies and get their ideas moving in the right direction. Some of the projects succeed and some fail. But one thing is for sure, they are some of the coolest apps around. First thing you should know is all of the projects are called experiments and are run by one or more Microsoft employees in their spare time. Some are open to the general public and some are by invitation only. You have to remember that these experiments are strictly just beta tests. Once an experiment is complete, you can no longer download it. But it is a great opportunity to give […]
March 22, 2019
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Free Malware Removal Form Your Computer

Table of Contents Safe ModeDelete Temporary FilesDownload Malware ScannersRun A Scan With Malware Bytes [ad_1]   The warning signs that your computer may be malware infested include your computer being slower than usual, suddenly loads of pop ups are appearing as well as other abnormal issues. Either you have free malware removal or Paid Malware removal.   All these signs show that your computer maybe infested with spyware even if you have got an antivirus installed. It could also either be a hardware issue but it is a good idea to know malware/viruses isn’t the cause of your computer acting up.  Below is a guide on what to do:   Safe Mode The first thing you need to do is disconnect your computer from the internet and until our computer has be cleaned do not start it up again. This will stop malware from spreading any personal data they may […]
March 22, 2019
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Types of Malware Impacting Your Computer

Table of Contents What Is Malware?A Guide to the Various Types of MalwareAbout Kim Weinberger [ad_1] Published on: June, 3rd 2018 | Under: General You’ve likely heard the term “malware” used when discussing cybersecurity; but what is malware and how does it impact your computer? Continue reading to learn all about the various types of malware and how each affects your computer. What Is Malware? Malware, also known as malicious software, is software that compromises your computer’s performance. There are various types of malware that wreack havoc on devices including adware, ransomware, spyware, and bugs. Each type of malware impacts your computer and your online security differently. Signs that your computer might be compromised by malware include: Slow performance Issues connecting to networks Crashing Freezing Emails sent from your account without your knowledge Programs running or shutting down on their own Pop-up ads If your computer is experiencing any of […]
March 22, 2019

Cutting Screen Time For Kids: Saying no to Yourself

Table of Contents Video TranscriptWe Now Have Ways to Take an Objective Look at Our Smartphone HabitsMomentForest Family Strategies to Limit Smartphone Screen TimeBe Consistent in Setting LimitsSet Your Home Layout To Encourage Smartphone LimitsOther Tools Which Can HelpSoftware Imposed DowntimeOr You Could Try Some Neat HardwareLike This? We have more! [ad_1] Video Transcript Julissa: Definitely.   Male: She has two phones, everybody, and she is checking them right now. Hold them.   Julissa: We are dying on screen set.   Courtney: See.   Marianne: This is why she needs to be in this segment.   Julissa: I know, I know. You know and now, of course, the phone will tell you how much time you spend all week. I deactivated that, I don’t want to know. All right. And if it does show up, I blame it on my kids. All right. So well, Ryan is back and talking […]
March 21, 2019
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What you can do with an ISO file

Table of Contents How to mount and access files in an ISO fileWindows 7Windows 8.1 and Windows 10How to burn an ISO image file to a diskWindows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10How to create a bootable USB drive from an ISO file [ad_1] Have you ever downloaded an ISO file and did not know what to do with it? More and more software companies are now distributing their software using ISO files. Here is what you can do with an ISO file. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is starting to use ISO files for distributing software. In fact, ISO files are just an image of a CD or DVD disk. You commonly see them used to deliver software that is bootable. Now really quick, ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. They have a set standard (ISO 9660) for the file system used for optical disks (CD, DVD, BD, […]
March 21, 2019
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Virus Attached To Email What To Do

[ad_1] Having an email address for a long time which can incur many spam emails and virus attached to emails. The longer you have had your email address the quicker you realise not all of these spam emails are harmless. Email addresses are a great target for spam but also great targets for hackers as a way to send viruses and get all your personal information.   The popular way of spreading viruses via email is through infected attachments. They can do anything from installing new toolbars and pop-ups to deleting system files. Infected attachments can either macro viruses attached to emails that are embedded into software applications such as MS Word or executable programs. The more common type of virus attachments to emails are executable files. These attachments come in file forms such as .com, .zip, .exe and many more. If the email address is an unusual one and […]