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How to Compress Files in Windows

Forget third-party utilities: Windows has a built-in tool for "zipping" a batch of files. Here's how to use it.

Turn Your Amazon Cloud Drive into Desktop-Accessible Storage

Instead of monkeying around with Amazon's Web-based file manager, use Gladinet Cloud Desktop to make your Cloud Drive work like a network drive.

Digitize Your Analog Life

Rip your records, transfer your tapes, scan your photos, and move your home movies onto your hard drive. We’ve collected some easy ways to convert vinyl, film, and other analog media into high-quality digital files.


iTwin Pairs Two PCs Together

Device shaped like a USB stick offers a superhandy way to securely share files using hardware encryption, and with little fuss.

PC Spring Cleaning: Automatically Organize Your Files

Here's how to find and eliminate PC clutter--and automate file organization so that it never crops up again.


ABBYY FineReader Professional Transforms Bulky Papers Into Neat, Editable Digital Files

OCR doesn't get much better or easier than ABBYY FineReader 10 Pro.

Remove Duplicate Files with Duplicate Cleaner

Looking for a free and easy tool that can find and eliminate duplicate photos, MP3s, documents, and the like? This one does the job very nicely.

Why Won't Windows Delete a File?

Though deleting seems to be a simple task, sometimes Windows balks at the idea. Find out why.


How to Specify a Location for Saving Downloads

With some Web browsers, it's a little too easy to download a file and not know where it ended up. But you can easily change that.

Get a Free Extra Gigabyte of Dropbox Storage

If you like free stuff, scavenger hunts, and online storage, you'll definitely want to check out the Dropbox Dropquest.