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Use Deep Freeze to Restore Your PC on Boot

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Ever wish you could undo all the changes your kids have made to your PC at home? Or maybe you would like to install some software on your system to test it before purchasing, but you don’t know exactly what it will do to your system? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just restart […]

3 Ways to Change Bitrate on MP3 Files

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Want to change the bitrate on your MP3 files? This can be useful if you need to reduce the size of your MP3 files, for example. A MP3 file at 320 kbps, the highest bitrate allowed for MP3 files, could be reduced to 192 kbps in order to significantly reduce the size of the MP3 […]

7-Zip vs WinZip vs WinRAR vs Windows Compression

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Need to compress a bunch of files and want to know which compression format is the best? Which program will give you the smallest file? Well, the answer is a bit more complicated than that. Yes, for any set of data, one program will always give you the best compression and the smallest file, but […]

How to Automatically Delete Files in Windows

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Earlier I wrote about a program called DropIt that automatically moves or copies files for you when new files appear inside a folder. This can be useful, for example, if you have limited space on a local hard drive and want to move all your downloads off to an external storage device. If you want to automatically […]

How to Scan Your Network for Devices and Open Ports

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Earlier I had written a post on how to detect WiFi leechers on your network and mentioned a couple of smartphone apps you could use to scan your home network. The apps do a pretty good job of scanning your network automatically and giving you some details on each device. I didn’t go into much […]

6 Ways to Extract Images from PDF Files to TIFF, JPEG, PNG

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I recently got a PDF file via email that had a bunch of great images that I wanted to extract as separate JPEG files so that I could upload them to my website. There are multiple ways to grab an image out of a PDF and the best way really depends on what tools you have […]

Best Free Spyware and Malware Removal Software

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Your computer is probably the most valuable asset in your home, even though it’s not the most expensive. Gaining access to your computer can make a lot of money for creators of spyware, malware and ransomware. For example, a new ransomware called CryptoWall has been going around lately that encrypts everything on your hard drive and […]

Download Entire Web Sites in Firefox using ScrapBook

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Need to save a webpage or website so that you can view it offline? Are you going to be offline for an extended period of time, but want to be able to browse through your favorite website? If you’re using Firefox, then there is one Firefox add-on that can solve your problem. ScrapBook is an […]

How to Fix Access is Denied, File May Be In Use, or Sharing Violation Errors in Windows

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Ever try to delete a file and get an Access is Denied error? Or maybe you’re trying to copy or move a file or folder and you get a message stating the source file may be in use? This type of error can occur for several reasons: you do not have ownership of the file […]

How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

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If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably deleted something important on your computer that you need to recover ASAP! Hopefully, the files or folders that are now gone were deleted only a short while ago because the more data that gets written to the disk, the more chance that the section of the hard drive […]