Your precious photos disappeared before you could move them to your PC or cloud storage. Here's how to get them back.
Sometimes a PDF needs encryption. Sometimes it doesn't. Here's how and when you can remove unneeded encryption.
You can't directly boot into Windows 8's Safe Mode; you can only reboot into it. Here's how to get around that using a key drive.
Bad people stalk the social network. Here's what you need to do if someone continually gives you trouble.
Windows and third-party utilities can help you clean out older backups or older versions of files that you don't need anymore.
You can see all of the shortcuts and files on your desktop. Other people can see some of them. Here's how to control who sees what.
Encryption could impact other computer activities, and it could also make file recovery harder. Here's how to encrypt without regrets.
The newer (GPT) standard solves some limitations of the older (MBR) standard. Here's how to tell which standard your drive uses.
Not that long ago, every PC could read and write CDs and DVDs. Not anymore. The disappearance of optical drives has its advantages, but also its problems.
Backing up your library files to the cloud provides more safety than backing them up locally. But backing up Windows itself that way makes no sense.
You open a webpage and start reading. But after a few seconds, you hear someone talking. A video has started automatically without your permission. Here's how to keep this annoyance from happening.
When you take your laptop to a library or café, you take a risk. But if you know what you're doing, you can minimize that risk.
You don't need to be online to read a webpage. You can save one, with formatting and images, to local storage and read it later offline.
You may think you're saving money on ink by buying third-party supplies, but expect some hassles.
You keep selected files or folders encrypted on your internal drive. But are they protected when you use an online backup service?