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Windows 8 tip: Restore the merge-folders option

Windows 8 insists on automatically merging the contents of like-named folders. Here's how to restore the options you had in Windows 7.

File extensions control which application can open a file

BearPup sometimes wants to open a file in one program, and other times open it in another. He asked the Answer Line forum for an easy way to do this.

How to use Windows 8's cool new file-copy feature

If you're not paying attention, you might overlook one of Windows 8's best little improvements.

How to find and remove duplicate files

Stevey asked the Answer Line for advise on finding and removing duplicate files

How to discover space hogs on your hard drive

If you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders and looking for the ones taking up the most space is a real time consuming process. There's an easier way to do it.

Discovering space hogs on your hard drive

If you have a hard drive that is quickly approaching capacity, sorting through the files and folders and looking for the ones taking up the most space is a real time consuming process. There's an easier way to do it.

Review: Folder Colorizer brightens up Explorer, may help navigation

If you are bored of the same old yellow folders in Explorer, then try colorizing them. The makeover may make it faster to find the folders you seek, too.

Review: Batch rename all of your files and MP3 music with File Renamer

If you have lots of photos, music or other files, renaming each one individually can be a tedious task. File Renamer allows you to rename them all in one go.

Answer Line: Configure Windows Explorer's (or File Explorer's) Navigation pane

Windows Explorer's Navigation pane provides easy movement between the folders on your hard drive. Bevaau asked the Windows forum about configuring this handy tool.

Review: CopyTrans TuneSwift automates iTunes chores

CopyTrans TuneSwift offers an easy (if time-consuming) way)to back up, transfer, or restore your iTunes library. At $15, though, this program isn't exactly cheap.

Winzip 17 adds integration with Box cloud storage

WinZip released an update that enables the file management utility to integrate directly with Box cloud storage.