Windows Vista

How to Enable or Disable System Restore in Windows

by File in: Windows Vista

System Restore is a feature built into Windows that periodically creates “restore points” or backups of system files and/or user files so that the system can be restored to a previous state in case something goes wrong. Normally, Windows will create these system restore points automatically before certain events, i.e., installing new software, updating a […]

Recover or Restore Missing Recycle Bin Icon in Windows Vista, 7, 8

by File in: Windows Vista

Doing some spring cleaning on your computer and accidentally delete the Recycle Bin icon in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8? If your Recycle Bin icon is missing in Windows, there’s a simple way you can get it back without having to hack the registry or anything like that. So without further ado, here’s […]

Remove Shortcut Arrows from Desktop Icons in Windows

by File in: Windows Vista

In all versions of Windows, whenever you place a shortcut on the desktop, it will overlay an arrow in the bottom left-hand corner as a visual sign that it’s a shortcut. If you don’t care to have that arrow, you can remove it in a couple of different ways. In this article, I’ll talk about […]

Change the Location of the My Pictures Folder

by File in: Windows Vista

One way Windows helps you organize your files is to direct different kinds of content to different locations. There’s a Music folder, a Videos folder, a Saved Games folder, and a Pictures folder. Put all your digital pictures in your Pictures folder, for example, and that’s where most photo applications will prompt you to open […]

How to Change Desktop Icon Size in Windows 7 & Vista

by File in: Windows Vista

Do you find the size of desktop icons in Vista too large?  For some strange reason, all of the icons are huge! I like things small, so I quickly found a way to make the icons much smaller. Windows 7 has normal sized icons, but you can also make them smaller or larger depending on […]