Most people are probably not aware of the fact that every file in your computer stores a set of information about its source, author and other important details, depending on its type, called metadata. So, you can say that metadata represents “data about data”. Windows allows you to add some metadata information or remove it. Of course you can use third-party apps for this job but you can easily do this in Windows. In this article we will show you how to add metadata to your pictures in the easiest way possible. Let’s go:
Windows 10 offers an easy way of changing the start location for File Explorer. However, it only gives you two starting locations to choose from: Quick access and This PC. But what if you want File Explorer to start in another location? What if you'd like your File Explorer to start in your OneDrive folder , your Dropbox folder, one of your Libraries or any other folder from your Windows 10 computer or device? Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do that in Windows 10. Because of that, we started to scour for possible solutions. In the end, we managed to find one hack that works well. Read on to learn how you can set Windows 10's File Explorer to start in any location you want:
Have you encountered the problem in which you can no longer drag and drop files and folders in Windows Explorer (if you are using Windows 7) or File Explorer (if you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1)? You can click and right click on files and folders, you can select files and folders, but you can’t drag and drop them anymore. We’ve encountered this issue ourselves and after searching for many possible solutions, we’ve found one which should work in most cases. Here’s how to restore the drag and drop feature in a couple of seconds:
One of our readers has asked us whether we know how to change the icon of any folder in Windows. Luckily we do and, in order to help him out, as well as other Windows users, we decided to publish this guide. It applies to any version of Windows and you can use it to change the icon of any folder. Let’s get started:
Very few people are aware that for each file stored on your computer there is a set of metadata associated with it, that gives information about its source, author and other important details, depending on its type. In this article I am going to discuss metadata, what it is and how it can be used. Then, I will cover how to add, remove and maintain metadata for your files. The procedures apply to any version of Windows.
Have you ever thought about making the File Explorer in Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 look and work more like the Windows Explorer from Windows 7? If only you could remove its ribbon and get rid of all those large buttons shown on it… Some users want that and today we have good news for you: there is a very simple solution for it, called Ribbon Disabler. It’s a free tool developed by the guys at Winaero and, in this guide we’ll show you what it does, where to get it and how to use it to disable the ribbon:
File Explorer is one of the most used apps from Windows 10. Whether you need to copy or move files, or delete some, there’s always one thing you need to do first: open the File Explorer. So, we thought it would be a very good idea to write this roundup article, which contains all the ways in which you can open File Explorer in Windows 10. They involve every thing from search, to keyboard shortcuts, to using speech and so on. Let’s get started :
One of the things almost everybody uses in Windows is the Recycle Bin. And with good reason. It is very easy to throw something away and then find out you did need it after all. So here is a tutorial on how the Recycle Bin works. First, we will explain what the Recycle Bin is and where you can find it. Then, we will sh ow you h ow to delete files, how to restore them and, at the end, we’ll show you how to configure the Recycle Bin so that it works as you want it to, no matter whether you use Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
One useful but relatively overlooked feature of Microsoft's modern operating systems is their ability to burn disc images on CDs and DVDs, without requiring you to install additional third party software. For this task, Windows 7 offers a small tool named Windows Disc Image Burner , while Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 offer this function directly from File Explorer . In this article we will see which types of disc image formats are supported in Windows, and how to burn them to physical discs in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
In Windows, every drive and storage device uses a friendly name that helps you identify it. For instance, the drive that holds your Windows operating system is called Local Disk , while a USB memory stick will have no name or it will use the default name of Removable Disk. Although Windows sets default names for every drive, you might want to customize the drives from your computer so that you can recognize them more eas ily. In this guide we’ll share four ways in which you can rename any drive in Windows.