Microsoft is now showing pushy OneDrive ads in Windows 10 File Explorer. Here’s how to turn them off.
The Windows Startup Folder, once easily accessible via the Start Menu in older versions of Windows, is hidden in Windows 10 but still serves a useful purpose. Here’s how to access the Startup Folder and configure your favorite apps to launch when you log in to your Windows 10 PC.
Microsoft has long hidden certain important files and folders by default in an effort to prevent users from accidentally modifying or deleting critical system files. But, sometimes, power users need access to these hidden files and folders to troubleshoot an issue or access certain data. As long as you promise to be careful, we’ll show you how to show these hidden files and folders in Windows 10.
Windows places an arrow in the lower-left corner of a desktop icon to identify it as a shortcut. While this identification is helpful, the shortcut arrows obscure your applications icons and don’t look very good. Here’s how to turn off these shortcut arrows to make your desktop icons look their best.
The new ‘All Apps’ list in the Windows 10 Start Menu may remind you of the ‘All Programs’ list in earlier versions of Windows, but it functions quite differently. Here’s how to organize and manage your All Apps application shortcuts, as well as how to remove apps from this list without needing to uninstall them.
The latest builds of Windows 10 introduce the ability to quickly scan an individual file or folder with Windows Defender. Here’s how it works.
Windows will either move or copy any files that you drag and drop depending on whether the destination location resides on the same drive as the original files. Here’s how you can override this behavior with a keyboard shortcut to manually specify whether to move or copy your drag and drop files.
Windows 10 includes a new feature called Windows Spotlight, which automatically downloads and rotates a series of gorgeous images from Bing as your lock screen background. Here’s how to find these images hidden on your PC, and how to convert and save them for personal use.
Adobe’s Creative Cloud installer puts a “Creative Cloud Files” entry in your Windows File Explorer sidebar whether you plan to use the feature or not. Even worse, there’s no way to remove it via Explorer or the Creative Cloud preferences. Here’s how you can get rid of this unwanted entry with a quick trip to the Windows Registry.
After upgrading to Windows 10, you may have noticed the Windows.old folder in your C: drive. This important folder lets a user roll back to a previous version of Windows, but it also takes up lots of space, which can be a problem for those with small SSDs. If you’re sure that your Windows upgrade went well and that all of your programs and files are accounted for, here’s how you can delete the Windows.old folder to save precious space on your Windows PC.