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How to Get Any File to Play Back on Your Android Phone

Here is how to make your Android phone open nearly any file type be it audio, video, images, and documents.

What Do I Do With a Really Old File?

Rene found some old files on a CD. Windows doesn’t have a program associated with their extension. She asked the Utilities forum for advice.

Changing an Extension

Larry asked about changing an audio file’s extension to .wav

How to Password-Protect a Folder in Windows 7

A reader wants to know if there's a way to lock down a folder without installing third-party software. Here are some options, both with and without software.

X1 Desktop Search Makes It Easy to Find Files Fast

Local search application X1 Desktop Search indexes your files and lets you search their contents instantly.

Explorer Replacement Directory Opus 10 Improves on a Great Thing

One of the best file explorer replacements, Directory Opus gets better with extended Windows 7 support and an upgraded UI.

Turn Dropbox Into a Jukebox for Your iOS Device

Running out of storage on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad? The BoxyTunes app can stream tunes from your Dropbox account, thus letting you recover some space.


Why You Should Keep Data Folders in Your Root Directory

If you rely on Windows' default folders for your documents, music, videos, and the like, you'll have a harder time locating them using conventional methods.

Keep File Dates Intact When Restoring Data From Mozy

If you use Mozy to back up your files, you'll want to make a note of this minor glitch if the time comes to restore them.

Rinse Cleans Up iTunes Libraries

Clean up your iTunes music library by fixing track names and identifying duplicates with RealNetworks' Rinse.