Windows has a great feature for handling unknown files — or even files that it does recognize. When you right-click on the file, you can pick Open. If Windows has a program associated with that the file’s filename extension (e.g., .xlsx), it will open the appropriate program (e.g., Excel) and then open the file in […]
One of the first things I do with any new Windows computer is to get the Desktop working the way that I wanted. This was one of the major reasons I stayed away from Windows 8 until Windows 8.1 was pre-installed. Fortunately, Windows 8.1 Update was promptly available after I bought my notebook, so I […]
Long-time subscriber Richard Fuller to ask about My Documents and other folders as he is upgrading from his old Windows XP PC to a new PC running Windows 7… Hullo Terry, 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 […]
This week’s email newsletter articles are: Where is the My Documents Folder? Hullo Terry, 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 […]
I received a question recently from a subscriber who was upgrading to a new computer. Of course, they wanted to lose as little information as they had to lose. In this case, they wanted to how to move their Internet Explorer Favorites from their old computer to their new computer. Fortunately, that’s a very easy […]
Subscriber John Roberts wrote from Australia to ask about opening programs in full screen mode (maximized) and in windows (not maximized): Please tell me how to ensure that Word opens full page and also tell me how to ensure that Mic.Outlook opens in “IN BOX” Windows has a nice feature that enables the user to […]
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