This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Where is the My Documents Folder?
While using a file synchronising application I’ve come up against an issue that might well concern others who’ve transferred their files from an XP computer to a new Win7 PC. I simply copied mine to the new machine as uncompressed files from backup disks.
As you know, under the XP OS files were located in folders named “My Documents”, “My Pictures”, and so on. On my Win7 PC, however, […]
- Creating A Shortcut Symbolic Link in Windows 7
What is a Symbolic Link?
Actually, we’ve seen and used them in Windows for ages. We simply have not used the term. In Windows-speak, they’re called Shortcuts. We’ve seen them on the Windows Desktop and in folders since the early days of Windows.
But, Windows 7 and Windows 8 will also create a symbolic link within the DOS Shell/Command Shell. These symbolic links can be used from either the command shell or within the Windows graphical user interface (GUI).
A symbolic link appears to be a file or directory- but it really is […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Computer Safety with System Restore
One of the new features that Microsoft introduced with Windows Millennium (Windows Me) was the incorporation of a third-party program that backed up the Windows operating system and critical files, including the Windows Registry. It was called GoBack.
While GoBack was incorporated into Windows Me, and was made available from the third-party software company for earlier versions of Windows, it never really caught on. Perhaps because it ran before Windows ever started. It also modified the Windows C: drive’s partition to a non-standard partition type, which broke a number of third-party utilities.
With the advent of Windows XP, GoBack was gone from Windows. Microsoft introduced a new feature called System Restore to […]
Across a couple of weeks, I could see that I would probably be calling Dell Support soon about my Inspiron 8600. The LCD, on startup or when returning from a blank-screen screensaver, would have a very red-ish tint to all the colors. Within 8-10 seconds after starting, the LCD would lose the red tint and brighten until it was back to normal colors.
However, I wasn’t ready for my experience one Monday night. I came home, turned on my notebook computer and checked my emails. After dinner, I returned to the notebook to find that the screen was black […]
- Missing Recycle Bin
Subscriber Rick wrote about a problem he was having with Windows 7 — his Recycle Bin was missing and wouldn’t return:
Hi, I have never asked for help before but here goes, I have WINDOWS 7, 64 BIT. I removed the recycle bin icon from the desktop because I don’t like any shortcuts on my desktop.
I went through the Personalization area and unchecked it, but when I tried to recheck to put it back up
- Windows 7 Troubleshooting Control Panel
Windows 7 has a number of troubleshooting tools built into it, which can be real help when things are not working correctly.
The tools can be accessed in two ways. You can click on the Start button (the Windows Orb) > Control Panel > System and Security. Then, under the Action Center heading, click on Troubleshoot common computer problems[…]
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