SmartScreen Filter, Windows SmartScreen or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version that you are using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users consider it annoying and want to disable it. If you want to turn off the SmartScreen Filter, here is how it's done:
Taking screenshots of your screen is a feature that has been around for a long time. By default, Windows saves your screenshots in a particular folder on your Windows PC or device. Although this location is intuitive and works for most people, there are situations in which you may want to change it. If you are curious to find out where your screenshots saved by Windows are, and how to change the screenshots location, read this article:
If you use Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 and web browsers such as Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, you may have encountered the SmartScreen filter or the Windows Defender SmartScreen. This is a feature found in all modern Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to steer you away from malicious and dangerous websites and files that you find online. It is a useful feature that enhances your safety and which you should always keep enabled. If you want to learn more about it, what it does and how it works, read this article:
Even though Libraries exist in Windows 10, and Windows 8.1, just like they do in Windows 7, the Libraries section from File Explorer is not shown by default. For some reason, Microsoft decided to hide them, although they are a useful feature of Windows. If you want to get them back, and have them displayed in File Explorer, and Save As dialogues, read this tutorial:
NOTE: This guide covers Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. If you are using Windows 8.1, scroll down to the end of this article, and you will find the appropriate instructions for your operating system.
Libraries are one of the most misunderstood and, at the same time, the most useful features in Windows. They can help users organize their files and folders efficiently. By using libraries, you can build a system so that you can always find what you want in seconds. Not only that, but you can also sort, tag or edit files and folders with just a few clicks (or taps). In this article we explain what libraries are, we show how they work and how to create new ones. We also show how to add new folders to a library, how to modify the properties of a library, and how to delete one.
File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, just like Windows Explorer is one of the most used tools in Windows 7. Whether you need to copy or move files or delete some, there is always one thing that you have to do first, and that is to open the File Explorer or the Windows Explorer. We thought it would be an excellent idea to write this roundup article, which shows all the ways in which you can open File Explorer in Windows 10 and 8.1, as well as how to open Windows Explorer in Windows 7.
Most Windows users rely on File Explorer (in Windows 10 or 8.1) or Windows Explorer (in Windows 7), to access and organize their files and folders. If you want to personalize how Explorer works, you must first open the Folder Options window, where you can set things like how folder and files are opened. Here are all the ways we know for opening the Folder Options window, in all versions of Windows:
If you are not the only person using your computer, you might want to limit the amount of storage space that every user can use. If you do that, you ensure that the storage space on a specific drive or partition is never filled up by only one user account. Everybody has their personal space to fill, and nobody can trespass his or her limits. In Windows, this is called disk quotas, and, in this tutorial, we show you how to use quotas to limit the space of each user:
If you use Windows 7 and a cloud storage solution like Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive, you may want to set Windows Explorer so that it starts by opening the OneDrive folder, or your Dropbox, or your Google Drive. Doing this is not very intuitive, and it takes a few steps which you may not figure out on your own. Here is how to set Windows Explorer, in Windows 7, to start in a folder of your choosing:
In Windows, it is easy to pin your apps and programs to the taskbar. However, it is not easy to pin folders and add shortcuts on the taskbar, for the folders you use most often. Most users will never figure out on their own how to do this. Luckily, we have a solution for you, that works in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Read on to see how it is done: