Computer Tips

How to View Folder Size in Explorer

October 17th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

Running out of disk space on your hard drive? Need to figure out which folders are taking up the most space? Previously, I had written about a useful program called TreeSize that you can use to quickly find the largest directories on a drive. However, it would be really nice if you could simply see the […]

How to Move or Transfer Email Accounts from One ISP to Another

October 17th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Are you looking for a way to move your email account from Gmail to Outlook or Yahoo to Gmail? Outside of the major email providers, if you’re still stuck with your college email address or an email from your local ISP like Cox or BellSouth, switching to Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook.com is a good idea […]

How to Search for Text Inside Multiple PDF Files at Once

October 16th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

PDF documents are probably the most commonly used set of documents in most offices today because of their ability to be locked from accidental changes or unauthorized modifications by users. However, it’s a lot easier to find something you’re looking for in a Word document than it is for a PDF document because by default Windows […]

Alternative Method to Hide Files and Folders in Windows

October 16th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

It seems like people just can’t get enough of the how-to guides on creating hidden folders or locked folders in Windows. I’ve already written two guides on how to hide a folder, one by using a very simple built-in feature of Windows and another by using some Windows scripts. In the latter article, I also mentioned a […]

How to Capture Still Images from a Video or DVD

October 15th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

Watching a DVD movie on your computer or a video you downloaded from your camera and wish you could capture a particular frame as a still image? By default in Windows, the only options you might have are to use PrintScreen or to use the CTRL + I shortcut in Windows Media Player 9 and […]

5 Ways to Crack or Reset a Forgotten Windows Password

October 13th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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I recently helped a client recover his forgotten Windows password by using a couple of different tools. We eventually were able to reset the Administrator password to a blank password so that he could log into Windows. It was a fairly long and complicated process, but it worked. Unfortunately, there is no “one” way to reset […]

How to Kill or Close All Running Programs in Windows Quickly

October 13th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

Looking for a free Windows utility that you can use to quickly close all programs currently running in Windows? This can be quite useful, for example, when you have to shutdown all running programs before installing a new application. I find that quite annoying because I usually have 10 different apps running and I have to manually […]

How to Automatically Move or Copy Files in Windows

October 11th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

I’ve always wished Windows would come with features to automatically organize my files: automatically move or copy files based on the file name, size, extension, etc. Unfortunately, we have to rely on third-party programs to get the job done. In this article, I’ll walk you through a one of my favorite programs for automatically organizing files. So […]

How to Hide a Drive in Windows Explorer

October 10th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

You’ve probably read a bunch of posts on how to create hidden folders, secure folders, locked folders, etc, in Windows on many occasions! Heck, one of the most popular articles on this blog used to be on how to create a secure and locked folder in Windows XP. However, hiding a folder is a tricky proposition and […]

How to Change the Last Modified Date, Creation Date, and Last Accessed Date for Files and Folders

October 10th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

It’s amazing how many times you will find yourself in a situation where you have to change or modify the dates for a file or folder, such as the creation date, last modified date or the last accessed date! I’m not really going to wonder WHY anyone would need to do this, but based on […]