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Remove The Customize Tab From Folders

Every folder on the Windows platform (excluding OS drives), has a Customize tab, whereby you can change It's appearance by selecting a file or Icon of your choice, and applying It thereafter. Moreover, you can also optimize It, by choosing any one of the five built-In templates. Given you can do this, so too can everyone else who has physical access to your PC. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to completely remove the Customize tab for all folders.

Disable 'Create A System Image' In Windows 10

In the event your computer corrupts and loses functionality, as a precautionary measure, It's good practice to first create a System Image copy natively within Windows. You can then use It to restore your computer's files and settings, back to when the Image was created. Given that you can do this, so too can other users sharing your PC. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely disable the create a system Image feature In Windows 10.

How To View All Network Folder Sharing

When you share files and folders with other users on the same network In Windows 10, be It a public or private network, you can set permissions on a "shared file or folder" with certain privileges, such as full control access rights, change (modify) or read only. Sometimes, It's not easy keeping track of everything, so In this tutorial, I will show you a number of different methods on how to view all network shares on the PC In question.

Effectively Tweak & Optimize Windows 10

There are many tools available on the net, that allow you to tweak and customize your operating system according to your usability. However, some either fail to serve their purpose, corrupt the OS, or run Into compatibility Issues with Windows 10 per se. Wouldn't It be great If you had a single tool, that can perform an array of tasks suited to your needs? In this tutorial, I will show you how to effectively tweak & optimize Windows 10, by using a very Impressive third-party tool.

Block Any Program From Executing On Your PC

Regardless of the tasks you perform on your computer, If you're after a particular program or application to fulfill your needs, It's simply a matter of locating It either on the net, or an app on your PC that's packaged by the manufacturer. It's all well and good for your very own usage, but If you have multiple users sharing your computer, you may wish to restrict access to a given program. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to block any program from executing on your PC.

Add Speech Recognition To The Right-Click Menu

Among many other cool features that Windows 10 entails, Is Speech Recognition that allows you to control how your computer performs certain tasks, without the need to use your hardware keyboard. It acts on voice commands that can be used to launch applications, dictate text and much more. This Is somewhat buried In the OS settings, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Speech Recognition to the right-click context menu.

Securely Disable 'Folder Options' In File Explorer

The good thing about Windows 10, Inclusive of previous versions like Windows 7 & 8, Is the ability to customize It according to your usability by using It's built-In utilities. A very handy feature that allows you to customize how your files and folders operate, Is the Folder Options In File Explorer. Given you can do this, so too can anyone who's sharing your PC. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely disable Folder Options from functioning.

Add Windows 10 Settings To The Right Click Menu

We all differ In the way we perform our computing tasks on a daily basis, Inclusive of configuring and applying custom features and settings to the operating system. Some settings however, are somewhat difficult to locate, hence It can be a frustrating task finding the exact one you're after. Wouldn't It be nice If you had access via a simple right-click of the mouse? In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Windows 10 Settings to the right-click context menu.

Block Access To Windows Settings & Control Panel

One of the good things about Windows 10, Is the array of native options and features that allow you to customize It according to your computing environment. A native app commonly used to configure & customize the OS, Is the Windows Settings utility. If you're sharing your PC with other users, they can also do the very same and mess up your Implementations. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to block access to Windows Settings & Control Panel.

How To Check If Two Files Are Identical

Whether you work as a programmer In a busy corporate environment, or just an average user on the PC, sometimes you may have the need to check If two files contain the exact same content. Stating the obvious, you can simply open each one and physically have a look, but If the files are heavily populated, It can be a very time-consuming process. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to check If two files are Identical without opening them.

Create A Switch User Shortcut On The Desktop

If you only have the one computer at home as a shared device, whereby other users such as your children utilize It quite often, It's good practice to create dedicated standard user accounts for each family member. As such, they'll have their own files, apps and configure settings according to their needs. Wouldn't It be great, If you could switch between accounts with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Switch User shortcut on the desktop.

Prevent Users Changing The BitLocker Password

Native to selected editions of Windows 10, Is a very powerful utility named BitLocker Drive Encryption, that allows you to protect your files from unauthorized access. You can encrypt (for example) removable or fixed data drives by setting a password of your choice. However, this doesn't prevent other users sharing your PC, from changing It as well. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to disable standard users from changing the BitLocker password.

Force Windows 10 To Boot To Advanced Startup

In the event your operating system corrupts and losses functionality to some degree, Windows 10 has the Advanced Startup Options menu, that contains a range of diagnostic and repair utilities to help restore the OS back to It's functional state. You can perform a System Restore, Reset your PC, execute commands via the Command Prompt and more. To have It readily available, In this tutorial, I will show you how to force Windows 10 to always boot to the Advanced Startup settings.

Check If A Process Is Running As 32-Bit Or 64-Bit

A Windows Process generally runs In the background, performing tasks dedicated to the objective of the program or service that's responsible for It's execution. Each Process Is assigned a unique PID (Process ID), that can help with debugging and troubleshooting purposes, and operates In either a 32-bit or 64-bit environment. It's Important to Identify It's architecture, so In this tutorial, I will show you how to check If a Process Is running as a 32 or 64-bit.

How To Troubleshoot Your PC's Power Settings

Upon purchasing your computer with the Windows OS Installed, by default, It's power plan setting Is set to Balanced. Depending on the manufacturer, the hibernate and sleep modes are also configured to turn off at certain Intervals. You can also create a plan of your own, based on your computing usability. Power plan settings can corrupt at the best of times, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to troubleshoot your PC's power settings natively within Windows.

How To Create A Fake File Of Any File Size

Depending on your business environment or Individual requirements, sometimes there Is the need to test files of a given capacity. Such tests can Include Identifying how well your hard disks perform under heavy read/write operations, or to establish whether files can be securely deleted beyond recovery. Whatever the reason may be, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a fake file of any file size.