From a computer's point of view, a photo of text isn't real text. But you don't have to invest in OCR software to fix that.
An image backup can restore a hopelessly messed up Windows installation. But how do you restore a backup when you can't boot Windows?
Your PC and your phone aren't the only devices that can catch an infection. The router that connects them to the Internet may also be vulnerable.
It's easy to connect a laptop to an HDTV--unless your laptop doesn't have the right port.
A broken laptop screen takes all the fun out of using your PC. And it can be expensive to fix.
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.