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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:
Windows 10 is used on 1 billion computers and devices, and many users want to install it on their own. One way is to use a USB memory stick with the Windows 10 setup, a DVD, or an ISO file with the installation. In this guide, we show you how to make a clean install of Windows 10 on your PC using the following types of installation media: USB memory stick, DVD, or ISO file. There are many steps involved, so let's get started:
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, and, later on, you need it back, you can recover deleted files from Recycle Bin. This tutorial shares 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?".
The Windows 10 Recycle Bin is a second chance to recover files or folders you previously deleted from your computer or device. But to locate any discarded items, you first need to open the Recycle Bin folder. This tutorial answers the question "Where is the Recycle Bin in Windows 10?", letting you choose the most comfortable of these nine ways to reach the Windows 10 Recycle Bin location:
Although Cortana's native language is English, she is not limited to just that. She can understand and speak other languages too. For each of the languages she knows, she is able to adapt not only her voice and speech style, but also the information that she offers users. You may want to know how to change Cortana's language. Maybe you'd like to know how many languages Cortana supports or in what regions she is available. For all the answers, read this guide:
You probably have some apps, programs, or other tools that you use often, and, as such, you want to have speedy access to them. An excellent way to make that happen is to pin those items to the taskbar. Furthermore, that's not everything that you can pin to it. You can also pin special shortcuts and items to the taskbar, such as File Explorer's "This PC", Network, and "Quick access" locations. You can even add taskbar shortcuts for Control Panel items, Administrative Tools, and other stuff. For all the ways in which you pin shortcuts to the taskbar, read on:
After you work for a while with the Command Prompt or PowerShell, you are likely to end up customizing the way they look. After all, by default, their looks and colors look quite dull for many. You might change the font, its size, the color of the background, and other things. What do you do if you want to reset PowerShell to its default settings and colors? Can you reset Command Prompt's (cmd) colors and settings? Unfortunately, there's no "Restore console default" button available anywhere!
Did you know that Windows 10 allows you to change shortcuts by adding command-line parameters to them? Or that you can also make new shortcuts with arguments, so that they open their target applications with some of their features turned on or off, automatically? If you want to learn how to add launch options to your Windows 10 applications, using their shortcuts, read on:
Whether you're traveling or your PC is displaying the wrong time or date, you might find yourself in a situation where it is useful to know how to change time on Windows 10. You can set the time manually or have Windows 10 do it for you. You can choose a different time zone or completely ignore daylight saving. Furthermore, there are two different tools you can use to make all the required changes. If this sounds interesting, continue reading, because this tutorial illustrates how to change the date, time, and other related settings in Windows 10:
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: