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Set Read Only Attributes Of Files And Folders

When working with text files stored on the hard disk of your Windows 10 computer, you'll find that some will contain vital Information that you'd want to remain as Is. Be It Important work-related material, or simply a recipe for your favorite meal, It's Imperative for It's contents to stay Intact. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to set read-only attributes of files and folders with Incredible ease.

How To Create A Color & Appearance Shortcut

Regardless of the type of computing environment you're working In, there will be some degree of customizing your computer's appearance every so often by way of applying the color Intensity, hue, saturation and brightness to certain elements. Wouldn't It be nice If you had the option to do so, with a simple double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a color and appearance shortcut on your PC's desktop.

How To Check If The Disk Is GPT Or MBR

Basically, there are a couple of types of partition styles that can be used on your computer's hard disk, the first being "MBR" (Master Boot Record), and the second Is named "GPT" (GUID Partition Table). When setting up a new hard disk on your Windows OS, you'll be prompted whether to use MBR or GPT, hence having prior knowledge Is paramount. In this tutorial, I will show you how to check If the hard disk Is using the MBR or GPT partition style.

How To Create A Chrome Guest Mode Shortcut

Most of the activity performed whilst navigating around the net, Is stored (to some degree) In your web browser, such as websites visited, login Information, cookies and more. If you have multiple users sharing your computer, you'd certainly want to prevent access to such data. Wouldn't It be great, If you could run Google Chrome In Guest mode as a temporary browser for other users? In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Google Chrome Guest mode shortcut on your desktop.

Change The OS Registered Owner & Organization

By default, when the Windows 10 operating system Is first Installed on a given computer, the registered owner Is listed as Windows User, and the organization name Is usually blank. Sometimes, the OS registers both names under Microsoft. If you've personalized your PC, you'd most likely want to change these, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to change the registered owner and registered organization In Windows 10.

How To Natively Hide Taskbar Icons In Windows 10

The Taskbar on the Windows platform that's located (by default) at the bottom of the computer screen, displays what applications are currently running, as well as Icons for utilities such as the system clock, volume control, network Icon and more. Depending on your computing environment, you may wish to hide certain Icons, or perhaps each and every one. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to natively hide taskbar Icons In Windows 10.

How To Install Desktop Gadgets In Windows 10

Along with the official release of Windows Vista back In November of 2006, was a rather handy widget engine named Desktop Gadgets, whereby you could add them to your computer's desktop sidebar to display the weather, hard disk details, CPU Information and a lot more. This however, Is no longer available In Windows 10, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Desktop Gadgets feature with Incredible ease.

How To Clear File Explorer & Run Menu History

Every time you physically type a directory In the address bar of File Explorer with the Intention to access It thereafter, Windows automatically saves It for future reference. The same applies when you enter specific keywords In the Run menu to execute tools, programs and applications. If you're sharing your PC with multiple users, you may wish to delete every entry, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to clear the File Explorer & Run Menu History.

Add Take Ownership To The Right Click Menu

We've all experienced It at some point during our computational tasks- attempting to move, edit or copy a given file or folder, only to receive a permission error by the operating system, thus preventing such actions from taking place. In the majority of cases, It's a matter of reclaiming the file by way of taking ownership to allow full access. This can be a difficult task at the best of times, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Take Ownership option to the right-click menu.

Add Multiple Clocks To The Windows 10 Taskbar

For one reason or another, the need to have knowledge of the local time In a particular location or two, Is rather Important and given we spend so many hours In a day navigating on our computer, It makes perfect sense to have the option readily available with a click of the mouse. Wouldn't It be great If you could apply additional clocks to your PC, natively within Windows 10? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add multiple clocks to the Windows 10 Taskbar.

How To Reset Windows 10 Default Apps

During our computing tasks when downloading, Installing and using applications, not everything goes according to plan. Loss of stability and/or functionality Is Inevitable, Irrespective of the nature of the app. Windows 10 "default apps" are no exception, and certainly part of this equation. As a result, In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to reset default apps without the aid of third-party tools and software.

Set The Right-Click Menu To Open On Left Or Right

One of the good things about the Windows 10 operating system, Is the array of features and options that allow you to customize It according to your computing environment and overall usability. When right-clicking an Item (example, file or folder), did you know that you can actually select your preferred side of where the context menu appears? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to set the right-click menu to open on the left or right of the screen.

Prevent Users From Mapping Network Drives

Whether you're operating In a business environment or running a home network, you will have the need to access files on another computer. Rather than physically attending the device(s) In question, you can map a network drive, thereby access whatever you need from your very own PC. Sometimes however, for privacy reasons or otherwise, you'd want to restrict users from creating new drives, thus In this tutorial, I will show you how to prevent users from mapping network drives.

Update & Install Software With Incredible Ease

We all like to Install software suited to our computing environment, and the more we Install, the greater the difficulty In keeping each one up-to-date. Some vendors release new versions at set Intervals, whilst others at any given moment. From an end user's standpoint, It can be difficult to keep track of those that need updating. In this tutorial, I will show you how to update & Install software with a click of the mouse.

Create An All Tasks Control Panel Shortcut

When viewing the native Windows Control Panel, there are a lot of Items that are somewhat buried and very difficult to locate. Moreover, unless you know exactly what you're looking for, Identifying the category they belong to, can be an arduous process. Wouldn't It be nice If you can have every Item categorized and available with a simple click of the mouse? In this tutorial, I will show you how to do just that, by creating an All Tasks Control Panel shortcut on your desktop.

Add Popular Hash Algorithms To The Right Click

Every time you download a file from a given website, namely If the site Is somewhat new to the online community, you never know If the file Is what It claims to be. As such, It's good practice to check It against the file from the original developer, just to make sure It hasn't been changed. The best method, Is to compare the hash checksums, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add popular hash algorithms to the right-click context menu, thus allowing you to check files with ease.

Securely Prevent Changing The Screensaver

When the screensaversetting Is enabled, after a certain amount of Inactivity, It becomes active. That's until a given user utilizes the PC. Whilst screensavers were a requirement for old CRT monitors to prevent blurring of Images and text, they're not needed nowadays for LCD monitors and the like. Users however, commonly enable It for aesthetic and/or security purposes, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely prevent your screensaver settings from being changed.

Add Safe Mode Options To The Right Click Menu

For many years to date, booting Into Safe Mode has served It's purpose extremely well for troubleshooting purposes, or removing malware due to not being able to boot normally Into the Windows environment. Safe Mode was easily accessed by hitting the F8 key during start up, but all this has changed with Windows 10. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Safe Mode options to the right-click context menu.

Access & Permanently Disable Windows Defender

Windows Defender, namely In the latest version of Windows 10, has significantly Improved with It's overall detection and removal of many variants of malicious content. In fact, a lot of users have opted to keep It as their main form of antivirus. If you wish to easily access It's features or want to permanently disable It, Microsoft hasn't really provided user-friendly options to do so. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to access and permanently disable Windows Defender.

How To Center The Taskbar Icons In Windows 10

The Taskbar on the Windows platform that's located (by default) at the bottom of the computer screen, displays what applications are currently running, as well as Icons for utilities and those that you personally pin. Wouldn't It be great If you could center the Icons, thus perform your computational tasks In a more organized manner? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to center the Taskbar Icons In Windows 10.

How To Check Your Windows 10 Last Boot Session

Unbeknownst to many users who utilize the Windows 10 operating system, It's able to perform a number of shutdown and startup operations- all based on how you decide to power down your PC, and launch the OS thereafter. Sometimes, It's Important to Identify exactly how your computer was last booted down & powered up, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to check your Windows 10 last boot session.