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Folder Size review: Free tool shows the distribution of your disk space

Folder Size gives you something a bit better than just clicking "Properties", but doesn't provide a lot of details or display options.

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Force OneDrive to sort your files in a specific order across all your devices

OneDrive is a great cloud storage service, but sometimes it organizes your files on Android and iOS tablets in ways you didn't expect. Here's how to fix that.

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Directory Opus 11 review: The premier file manager for power users

Directory Opus' expanded customization and control options let you manage files the way you want.

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Gather similar files from multiple folders and copy them in one simple step

You have photos, or documents, or any kind of file with the same extension, scattered hither and yon on your hard drive. Wouldn't it be great to get them all together in one place? Here are two ways to grab all of them easily.

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Access-control tool for personal stuff knows 'private' can mean 'it's complicated'

Researchers have developed tag-based software to control who can see your files.

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Slack exits beta with its tool for information overload

Slack aims to take your emails and files, along with content from Twitter, Dropbox, and elsewhere, and plunk that into its own platform to make it more easily searchable.

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The many ways to copy, move, or delete multiple files

You may think there's nothing more to learn about these common tasks, but you may be wrong. Here are some tips and tricks even seasoned users could miss.

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How to preview PDFs in Windows Explorer

Pdf previews were once built into Windows’ file manager, but not anymore. Here’s how to get them back.

How to make room on your Windows partition

Acharya1987's C: drive is running out of space. I offer my suggestions, as does the Answer Line forum.

How to bring back Libraries in Windows 8.1

For whatever reason, Microsoft disabled this feature in the OS update. Here's how to bring it back.