Don't-Miss Computers Stories
Developers tend to do a poor job naming their programs' setup files. Fortunately, you can rename them and they'll work just fine.
Not happy with what Microsoft's file manager is bringing to the table? I hear you. Here are some vastly superior alternatives.
A little-known Windows setting makes it much easier to select multiple files for copying, moving, deleting, etc.
What is that kooky thing? How does it work? And why is it called the Address Bar when what it actually shows is folder locations?
By default, Windows 7 Explorer doesn't show you all your folders, which creates a lot of extra click-work for you. Here's how to correct that.
The Windows 7 version of Explorer is both better and worse than its predecessors. Learn how to tweak the layout to better suit the way you work.
Now that you know what Windows Explorer does, find out where to find it--in any version of Windows!
Deal with random PC reboots, choose your own default e-mail program, and quickly increase icon sizes.
You can't manage files or folders without it, yet many users don't know the first thing about Windows Explorer.
This can be a tough nut to crack, but in this user's case, mismatched RAM modules are the most likely culprit.
99-cent app WiFiPhoto makes it so easy to offload snapshots and screenshots from your iPhone, you'll never want to look at another sync cable.
Tired of missing your favorite shows? If you don't have a DVR (or a walking-TV-guide spouse), let Remember To Watch notify you before showtime.
Forgetting messing around with hard-to-find Control Panel settings. If you're a Windows 7 user, it's incredibly easy to change icon size.
Sorry for the confusion, readers of the print edition! Here's the link that was accidentally left out of the Hassle-Free PC column.
From the same folks who brought you CCleaner 3.0, this slick "defrag" utility beats Windows' own tool at every turn.