Using the Windows 10 Recycle Bin is unavoidable. If you remove something either on purpose or by accident from your Windows 10 computer or device, you can get it back from the Recycle Bin. This tutorial illustrates all you need to know about the Windows 10 Recycle Bin, answering questions like "What is Recycle Bin?" or "Where is the Recycle Bin in Windows 10?". We also show you how to hide Recycle Bin, how to remove Recycle Bin from Desktop, how to empty the Recycle Bin, and more:
In Windows 10, it's easy to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin and restore them to their original location. If you removed something deliberately or accidentally from your PC and need it back later, there are five ways to recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin in Windows 10. This tutorial illustrates everything you need to access, find, and recover deleted files and folders from the Recycle Bin on your Windows 10 computer or device:
Knowing how to open files, folders, and apps is vital to using your Windows 10 computer or device. Depending on your preferences and on the type of item you are trying to open, there are several methods of accessing your files and folders and more than one way to launch your favorite apps. This tutorial illustrates different ways to open files, folders, and apps in Windows 10:
Most people are not aware of the fact that every file in your computer stores a set of information about its source, author, and other details, depending on its type. This information is called metadata, and you can say that metadata represents "data about data." Pictures are a particular type of file, not just because they store visual information, but also because they have lots of metadata. Photographers and other professionals work with the metadata stored in pictures, and they use specialized apps like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom for this task.
All the files on your computer also store information about their source, author, and other details, through metadata. If you don't want this contextual information to be available to others, it is a good idea to remove all the metadata of a file. This way, you can't tell who created a specific PDF file, which camera was used to take a controversial picture, or when a Word document was created. Windows 10 allows you to easily remove all the metadata of a file or a portion of it. Here is how:
There are times when you need to know exactly how many files or folders are stored inside a certain folder. Whether for work or your own statistics, if you have a Windows device, there are quite a few ways to find this information. So, if you've ever wondered how to count the number of files in a directory, read on. Here are four methods for counting the elements found inside a folder, in Windows 10, using File Explorer, PowerShell, and the Command Prompt:
Did you ever need to export the entire directory tree from a particular folder? Did you need to get a text or Excel document that lists all the files and folders inside a specific folder from your computer into a hierarchical structure? We had this need when we were trying to create a document that was supposed to be a summary of all the Word documents and Excel spreadsheets we had stored inside a folder. It was at that time that we asked ourselves a couple of questions. Can you automatically export a folder's structure to Excel? Is there a DOS tree command that outputs to a file?
Whether it's work-related documents and presentations or personal pictures and files, when you run out of space on your Windows 10 computer or device, you have to delete some of them. We delete files regularly, and yet, not many of us know how the process works or that there is more than one way you can delete files. If you want to know how to delete files from Windows 10, including permanently deleting them so that they can no longer be recovered, read this article:
In Windows 10, every drive uses a familiar name that helps you identify it. For instance, the drive that holds the operating system is called Local Disk. At the same time, a USB memory stick is named USB Drive. Also, network drives and mapped drives use the locations they point to as their names. Although Windows 10 sets default names for every drive, you might want to customize the drives from your computer to recognize them more easily. In this guide, we share five ways to rename all types of drives in Windows 10. Let's get started:
Renaming multiple or all the files in a folder can be a tedious, repetitive task in Windows 10. However, there are some tricks you can use to save time and rename a batch of files, either using a keyboard shortcut, from File Explorer's ribbon, or from the right-click menu. This tutorial illustrates how to rename a group of files in one go in Windows 10: