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What Size Flash Drive?

Zdrew wants to know how large a flash drive must be for maintenance programs

Recover Missing Files

Yvonne asked the Answer Line forum for help recovering missing files

Resize Windows 7's Taskbar Preview Thumbnails

Finally! A simple utility that makes those tiny thumbnails large enough to be useful.

Revo Uninstaller and x64

Jim Dillon heard conflicting views on whether Revo Uninstaller works with x64 versions of Windows

Free Explorer App, Firefox Toolbar, Touchpad Tamer

Simplify your computing life with free tools: Windows Double Explorer, Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar, and TouchFreeze.

How to Give Your PC a Windows 7 Makeover

Some of Windows 7's new interface tweaks are pretty slick, which is why software developers have already started cranking out copycat tweaks.


Simplify File Management with Windows Double Explorer

Looking for a compact but robust replacement for Windows Explorer? This handy freebie gives you two panes of file-management goodness.

Streamline the Move to Windows 7 With Easy Transfer

With a few mouse-clicks, this simple tool migrates user profiles and data from XP or Vista to Windows 7.

Disable Your Laptop's Touchpad While You Type

If you're encountering weird cursor behavior, it's probably the result of accidental touchpad touches. A free utility may help.

Saving Money, Space, and Energy With Blade Virtualization

How a Rhode Island law firm is doing more with less thanks to a virtualization makeover.

Backing Up an Open File

Ming Lai wants to know how backup programs handle files that are currently open and changing

Access Your Home PC Even When You're Not Home

Longtime favorite LogMeIn Free makes it easy to connect to your home PC from your laptop, a friend's system, or even your iPhone.

PC Maintenance: What Tasks When?

Ruption18 asked the Answer Line forum what regular chores will keep his PC healthy