Don't-Miss Windows 7 Stories
Although some Explorer views eliminate the need to reveal file extensions, the options is there if you want it.
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?
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.
Sorry for the confusion, readers of the print edition! Here's the link that was accidentally left out of the Hassle-Free PC column.
Out of the box, Windows 7 can't access backup files created with Windows XP. Fortunately, there's a free utility that should be able to restore your stuff.
If you have a big monitor, everything about Windows might be a little small for comfort. Luckily, there's an easy way to "enlarge" the OS.
Stop tearing out your hair. The solution to your random lockups might be as simple as a new hotfix issued by Microsoft.
My bad! A tip on restoring the classic All Programs menu in Windows 7 had unexpected consequences. Here's how to reverse the process.
Miss the way Windows XP would show all your installed software in one big list? Here are two ways to restore that capability in Windows 7.
Looking for a compact but robust replacement for Windows Explorer? This handy freebie gives you two panes of file-management goodness.
Not wild about Windows 7's label-free taskbar? You can restore the ol' label-filled Vista/XP model with just a few clicks.