Don't-Miss Storage Stories
Your hard drive may not have gone down with the ship. But the way to rescue it involves having the right adapter.
You can easily change drive D: into drive F:. But if Windows expects a file to be on drive D:, this is going to cause a problem.
Files you carry in your pocket can be easily lost or stolen. You can thwart the thieves with these easy techniques for encrypting external storage.
A backup should protect your PC from disaster. But sometimes it can become one disaster on top of another.
You can protect the contents of a ZIP file, but unless you know the trick, you might as well not bother.
Backing up twice provides more protection than backing up once--but only if you don't make the same mistakes twice.
I can't tell you exactly how much your PC will speed up with an SSD. But I can tell you it will be a lot.
Cloud storage is convenient, but you can remove any concerns about security or other issues if you do what they do yourself.
The whole point of external USB-connected storage is that you can easily unplug it, but Windows's Eject Mass Storage option balks sometimes. Resist the urge to yank out the drive and try one of these solutions instead.
We really don't know how long our photos and other digital content will last. But you can increase the odds that your great-grandchildren will enjoy the digital record of your life.
You delete a file, then empty the recycle bin. But the contents of that file remains on your drive. Here's what to do about that.
Sure, you could just store more stuff, but other options range from virtual machines to games.
This tried-and-true program just helped me free up over 100GB worth of drive space in mere minutes.
You can use a cloud storage and syncing service like Dropbox or Google Drive for backup, but you have to understand the limitations.
SSDs differ significantly from the hard drives they're replacing, including care and feeding. Follow these do's and don'ts to keep your SSD in shipshape.