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Tips and tutorials for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Learn how to change settings, customize, fix problems, edit files, and much more.

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Notepad++ tips and tutorials
Notepad++ tips and tutorials

March 28, 2024
How to open a ZIP, RAR or 7Z file on Windows 11
How to open a ZIP, RAR or 7Z file on Windows 11

February 16, 2024
How to give a USB drive a permanent drive letter in Windows
How to give a USB drive a permanent drive letter in Windows

January 8, 2024
How to make Windows 11 taskbar look like Windows 10 taskbar
How to make Windows 11 taskbar look like Windows 10 taskbar

December 21, 2023
How to change font (text) size on Windows 11 (step by step)
How to change font (text) size on Windows 11 (step by step)

October 3, 2023
How to show all icons in the system tray on Windows 11
How to show all icons in the system tray on Windows 11

October 3, 2023
How to get a “This PC” icon on your desktop in Windows 11
How to get a “This PC” icon on your desktop in Windows 11

October 2, 2023
How to check what CPU and GPU are in your PC on Windows 11
How to check what CPU and GPU are in your PC on Windows 11

September 24, 2023
How to burn a CD or DVD on Windows 11 (step by step)
How to burn a CD or DVD on Windows 11 (step by step)

September 16, 2023
How to burn photos to CD in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to burn photos to CD in Windows 11 (step by step)

September 13, 2023
How to copy music from CD to computer on Windows 11
How to copy music from CD to computer on Windows 11

September 13, 2023
How to change a folder picture in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to change a folder picture in Windows 11 (step by step)

June 24, 2023
How to crop an image in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to crop an image in Windows 11 (step by step)

June 18, 2023
How to reset audio settings in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to reset audio settings in Windows 11 (step by step)

June 18, 2023
How to resize an image in Windows 11 (2 easy ways)
How to resize an image in Windows 11 (2 easy ways)

June 16, 2023
How to get “Tool Options” back in GIMP (step by step)
How to get “Tool Options” back in GIMP (step by step)

April 22, 2023
How to automatically open a website on startup on Windows 11
How to automatically open a website on startup on Windows 11

April 3, 2023
How to open a compressed archive file with 7-Zip
How to open a compressed archive file with 7-Zip

January 28, 2023
How to automatically hide the taskbar in Windows 11
How to automatically hide the taskbar in Windows 11

January 7, 2023
How to find Chrome and Edge bookmarks in File Explorer
How to find Chrome and Edge bookmarks in File Explorer

December 10, 2022
How to view hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 11
How to view hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows 11

November 30, 2022
How to disable startup programs in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to disable startup programs in Windows 11 (step by step)

November 26, 2022
How to force close a frozen program in Windows 11
How to force close a frozen program in Windows 11

November 19, 2022
How to create a RAR file in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to create a RAR file in Windows 11 (step by step)

October 30, 2022
How to remove audio from a video in Windows 11 (2 easy ways)
How to remove audio from a video in Windows 11 (2 easy ways)

October 29, 2022
How to open Control Panel on Windows 11 (4 ways)
How to open Control Panel on Windows 11 (4 ways)

October 21, 2022
How to open Disk Management in Windows 11 (5 ways)
How to open Disk Management in Windows 11 (5 ways)

October 19, 2022
How to open Device Manager in Windows 11 (5 ways)
How to open Device Manager in Windows 11 (5 ways)

October 19, 2022
How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 (7 ways)
How to open Task Manager in Windows 11 (7 ways)

October 18, 2022
How to open settings in Windows 11 (12 ways)
How to open settings in Windows 11 (12 ways)

October 17, 2022
How to use the System File Checker tool in Windows 11
How to use the System File Checker tool in Windows 11

October 8, 2022
Windows 11 start menu button not working? (6 solutions)
Windows 11 start menu button not working? (6 solutions)

October 8, 2022
How to fix VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found in Windows 10 & 11
How to fix VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found in Windows 10 & 11

October 2, 2022
How to play a video frame by frame in VLC media player
How to play a video frame by frame in VLC media player

September 12, 2022
How to move the Windows 11 taskbar to the left (step by step)
How to move the Windows 11 taskbar to the left (step by step)

September 11, 2022
How to keep your laptop on when the lid is closed on Windows 11
How to keep your laptop on when the lid is closed on Windows 11

August 10, 2022
Create a password-protected ZIP file in Windows 11 with 7-Zip
Create a password-protected ZIP file in Windows 11 with 7-Zip

August 9, 2022
How to open a new File Explorer window in Windows 11 (3 ways)
How to open a new File Explorer window in Windows 11 (3 ways)

August 8, 2022
How to make a ZIP file on Windows 11 (step by step)
How to make a ZIP file on Windows 11 (step by step)

August 7, 2022
How to delete temporary files in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to delete temporary files in Windows 11 (step by step)

August 7, 2022
How to hide the language bar in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to hide the language bar in Windows 11 (step by step)

August 6, 2022
How to open a JSON file on Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to open a JSON file on Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

July 30, 2022
How to make File Explorer stop grouping files by date
How to make File Explorer stop grouping files by date

June 4, 2022
How to turn off auto brightness in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to turn off auto brightness in Windows 11 (step by step)

May 31, 2022
Disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected on Windows 11
Disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected on Windows 11

May 30, 2022
How to find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 and 11
How to find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 and 11

May 29, 2022
How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Windows 11 (step by step)
How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Windows 11 (step by step)

May 24, 2022
Fix: The file is too large for the destination file system
Fix: The file is too large for the destination file system

January 31, 2022
How to show file extensions in Windows 10 or 11
How to show file extensions in Windows 10 or 11

December 27, 2021
How to change a username on Windows 10 & 11 without account
How to change a username on Windows 10 & 11 without account

September 18, 2021
How to change the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10 & 11
How to change the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10 & 11

September 11, 2021
How to reset the Settings app in Windows 10 and 11
How to reset the Settings app in Windows 10 and 11

April 29, 2021
Fix: Windows 10 “Show most used apps” disabled and greyed out
Fix: Windows 10 “Show most used apps” disabled and greyed out

April 28, 2021
How to disable the power button of your PC in Windows 10 & 11
How to disable the power button of your PC in Windows 10 & 11

April 21, 2021
How to remove “Cast to Device” from the context menu in Windows 10
How to remove “Cast to Device” from the context menu in Windows 10

April 16, 2021
How to create a desktop shortcut to open multiple web pages
How to create a desktop shortcut to open multiple web pages

April 14, 2021
How to stop Windows 10 or 11 from turning off your screen
How to stop Windows 10 or 11 from turning off your screen

March 6, 2021
How to make your web browser open on startup (step by step)
How to make your web browser open on startup (step by step)

February 21, 2021
How to make Chrome and Edge always open in full screen
How to make Chrome and Edge always open in full screen

February 19, 2021
How to make your web browser always open in private mode
How to make your web browser always open in private mode

February 4, 2021
Windows 10 or 11 Recycle Bin missing? Here's how to restore it
Windows 10 or 11 Recycle Bin missing? Here's how to restore it

February 3, 2021
How to locate the screenshots folder in Windows 10 and 11
How to locate the screenshots folder in Windows 10 and 11

January 16, 2021
How to copy text from an image in Windows 10 (step by step)
How to copy text from an image in Windows 10 (step by step)

January 13, 2021
How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10 and 11
How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10 and 11

January 10, 2021
AOMEI Backupper cannot find the system partition (solution)
AOMEI Backupper cannot find the system partition (solution)

January 7, 2021
How to burn MP3 to an Audio CD in Windows 10 (4 easy ways)
How to burn MP3 to an Audio CD in Windows 10 (4 easy ways)

January 6, 2021
How to burn an MP3 CD in Windows 10 (5 easy ways)
How to burn an MP3 CD in Windows 10 (5 easy ways)

January 6, 2021
How to resize multiple photos at once in Windows 10 and 11
How to resize multiple photos at once in Windows 10 and 11

January 6, 2021
How to change where screenshots are saved in Windows 10 & 11
How to change where screenshots are saved in Windows 10 & 11

December 28, 2020
How to make File Explorer open “This PC” in Windows 10 & 11
How to make File Explorer open “This PC” in Windows 10 & 11

December 25, 2020
How to disable a Microsoft account in Windows calendar
How to disable a Microsoft account in Windows calendar

December 25, 2020
How to turn off calendar notifications in Windows 10 and 11
How to turn off calendar notifications in Windows 10 and 11

December 25, 2020
Windows 10 or 11 taskbar icons missing? Try this solution!
Windows 10 or 11 taskbar icons missing? Try this solution!

December 25, 2020
How to fix The Audio Service is not running in Windows 10
How to fix The Audio Service is not running in Windows 10

December 25, 2020
Fix: Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device on Windows
Fix: Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device on Windows

December 25, 2020
How to remove DTS Audio Control Panel icon from system tray
How to remove DTS Audio Control Panel icon from system tray

December 25, 2020
How to remove calendar notifications from Windows lock screen
How to remove calendar notifications from Windows lock screen

December 25, 2020
Windows 10 or 11 Mail: “Account already exists” (solutions)
Windows 10 or 11 Mail: “Account already exists” (solutions)

December 24, 2020
VirtualBox top menu missing? Here's how to get it back!
VirtualBox top menu missing? Here's how to get it back!

December 24, 2020
Filmora: Downloading elements not working? (easy solution)
Filmora: Downloading elements not working? (easy solution)

December 24, 2020
How to remove the background of an image in Windows 10 & 11
How to remove the background of an image in Windows 10 & 11

December 15, 2020
How to use ALT codes on a laptop without Num Lock & number pad
How to use ALT codes on a laptop without Num Lock & number pad

December 6, 2020
How to turn on Num Lock on a laptop with Windows 10 and 11
How to turn on Num Lock on a laptop with Windows 10 and 11

December 5, 2020
How to clear cache in Windows 10 (step by step)
How to clear cache in Windows 10 (step by step)

November 3, 2020
How to merge multiple PDF files into one PDF file
How to merge multiple PDF files into one PDF file

October 27, 2020
How to convert a JPG or PNG image to PDF in Windows 10 or 11
How to convert a JPG or PNG image to PDF in Windows 10 or 11

October 24, 2020
How to rearrange pages in a PDF file (3 easy ways)
How to rearrange pages in a PDF file (3 easy ways)

October 10, 2020
How to really defer updates in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to really defer updates in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

October 8, 2020
How to password protect a document in LibreOffice
How to password protect a document in LibreOffice

October 7, 2020
How to merge videos in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to merge videos in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

September 27, 2020
How to disable fast startup in Windows 10 and 11
How to disable fast startup in Windows 10 and 11

September 24, 2020
How to enable the Windows startup sound in Windows 10
How to enable the Windows startup sound in Windows 10

September 24, 2020
How to resize an image using Paint 3D on Windows 10
How to resize an image using Paint 3D on Windows 10

September 22, 2020
How to install FFmpeg on Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to install FFmpeg on Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

September 21, 2020
How to make part of a photo blurry (step by step)
How to make part of a photo blurry (step by step)

September 19, 2020
Disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected on Windows 10
Disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected on Windows 10

September 19, 2020
How to fix “VLC could not open the mpga audio encoder”
How to fix “VLC could not open the mpga audio encoder”

September 16, 2020
How to rip an Audio CD in Windows 10 and 11 (4 ways)
How to rip an Audio CD in Windows 10 and 11 (4 ways)

September 10, 2020
How to change an internet shortcut icon in Windows 10
How to change an internet shortcut icon in Windows 10

September 4, 2020
How to fix Windows 10 stuck on boot screen in VirtualBox
How to fix Windows 10 stuck on boot screen in VirtualBox

September 4, 2020
Fix: desktop icons missing or disappeared in Windows 10
Fix: desktop icons missing or disappeared in Windows 10

August 24, 2020
How to show, hide, or resize desktop icons in Windows 10
How to show, hide, or resize desktop icons in Windows 10

August 21, 2020
How to hide the Recycle Bin from the desktop in Windows 10 & 11
How to hide the Recycle Bin from the desktop in Windows 10 & 11

August 20, 2020
How to move a Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows 10
How to move a Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows 10

August 9, 2020
How to record your computer screen on Windows 10 and 11
How to record your computer screen on Windows 10 and 11

July 29, 2020
How to block a program from accessing the internet on Windows
How to block a program from accessing the internet on Windows

July 17, 2020
How to pin any folder to the taskbar in Windows 10 and 11
How to pin any folder to the taskbar in Windows 10 and 11

June 18, 2020
Windows 10 or 11 not saving screenshots in Pictures folder
Windows 10 or 11 not saving screenshots in Pictures folder

June 17, 2020
How to add a user to the Hyper-V administrators group
How to add a user to the Hyper-V administrators group

May 23, 2020
How to make the Windows 10 taskbar more or fully transparent
How to make the Windows 10 taskbar more or fully transparent

May 19, 2020
How to change the color of only the taskbar in Windows 10
How to change the color of only the taskbar in Windows 10

May 16, 2020
How to remove items from the Windows 10 taskbar
How to remove items from the Windows 10 taskbar

May 11, 2020
How to merge subtitles with any video permanently (4 ways)
How to merge subtitles with any video permanently (4 ways)

March 26, 2020
How to hide files and folders in Windows 10 (+ view & unhide)
How to hide files and folders in Windows 10 (+ view & unhide)

March 23, 2020
How to copy a DVD to your computer in Windows 10 and 11
How to copy a DVD to your computer in Windows 10 and 11

March 19, 2020
How to rip a DVD to your computer with HandBrake or VLC
How to rip a DVD to your computer with HandBrake or VLC

March 7, 2020
How to rotate a video in Windows 10 and 11 (5 ways)
How to rotate a video in Windows 10 and 11 (5 ways)

March 2, 2020
How to replace a color in an image using GIMP (step by step)
How to replace a color in an image using GIMP (step by step)

February 22, 2020
How to pin a batch file to Windows 10 or 11 taskbar or start menu
How to pin a batch file to Windows 10 or 11 taskbar or start menu

December 11, 2019
How to block a website in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to block a website in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

December 3, 2019
How to copy a DVD to another DVD with only one drive (3 ways)
How to copy a DVD to another DVD with only one drive (3 ways)

October 16, 2019
How to crop a picture into a circle shape (5 ways)
How to crop a picture into a circle shape (5 ways)

September 10, 2019
Data security: Everything you need to know
Data security: Everything you need to know

September 5, 2019
How to make BitLocker use AES 256-bit encryption in Windows 10
How to make BitLocker use AES 256-bit encryption in Windows 10

August 22, 2019
How to merge multiple images into one PDF file in Windows 10 & 11
How to merge multiple images into one PDF file in Windows 10 & 11

August 21, 2019
How to erase a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10
How to erase a rewritable CD or DVD in Windows 10

August 20, 2019
Fix: “This folder is empty” on a USB drive on Windows 10 & 11
Fix: “This folder is empty” on a USB drive on Windows 10 & 11

August 14, 2019
How to start Windows 10 and 11 in safe mode with networking
How to start Windows 10 and 11 in safe mode with networking

March 13, 2019
How to create a system image backup in Windows 10 or 11
How to create a system image backup in Windows 10 or 11

January 7, 2018
How to fix USB flash drive showing less space than actual
How to fix USB flash drive showing less space than actual

August 2, 2015
How to delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 10 and 11
How to delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 10 and 11

August 2, 2015
How to burn a CD or DVD in Windows 10 (step by step)
How to burn a CD or DVD in Windows 10 (step by step)

August 2, 2015
Fix: Thumbnails not showing in Windows 10 or 11 File Explorer
Fix: Thumbnails not showing in Windows 10 or 11 File Explorer

August 2, 2015
Fix: “SFC unable to fix corrupt files” in Windows 10 and 11
Fix: “SFC unable to fix corrupt files” in Windows 10 and 11

August 2, 2015
Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates (100% working fix)
Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates (100% working fix)

January 2, 2014
Windows 10 start menu button not working? (7 solutions)
Windows 10 start menu button not working? (7 solutions)

January 2, 2014
Reliable free CD and DVD burning software for Windows 10 and 11
Reliable free CD and DVD burning software for Windows 10 and 11

January 2, 2014
How to remove sound from a video (step by step)
How to remove sound from a video (step by step)

January 2, 2014
How to remove hardcoded subtitles from MKV video files
How to remove hardcoded subtitles from MKV video files

January 2, 2014
How to remove a password from a PDF file using your browser
How to remove a password from a PDF file using your browser

January 2, 2014
How to recover deleted files from PC, SD card, and USB
How to recover deleted files from PC, SD card, and USB

January 2, 2014
How to play VIDEO_TS on Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to play VIDEO_TS on Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

January 2, 2014
How to password protect files and folders on Windows 10 & 11 (4 ways)
How to password protect files and folders on Windows 10 & 11 (4 ways)

January 2, 2014
How to password protect a PDF file (2 easy ways)
How to password protect a PDF file (2 easy ways)

January 2, 2014
How to open ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR and GZ files on Windows 10
How to open ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR and GZ files on Windows 10

January 2, 2014
How to merge SRT subtitles with an MP4 video (4 easy ways)
How to merge SRT subtitles with an MP4 video (4 easy ways)

January 2, 2014
How to merge a subtitle file with an MKV video (fast way)
How to merge a subtitle file with an MKV video (fast way)

January 2, 2014
How to fix update problems in Windows 10 (step by step)
How to fix update problems in Windows 10 (step by step)

January 2, 2014
How to fix connection problems with Google Chrome
How to fix connection problems with Google Chrome

January 2, 2014
How to extract audio from a video (step by step)
How to extract audio from a video (step by step)

January 2, 2014
How to electronically fill and sign PDF forms and documents on Windows
How to electronically fill and sign PDF forms and documents on Windows

January 2, 2014
How to create an ISO image file from a Windows 10 DVD
How to create an ISO image file from a Windows 10 DVD

January 2, 2014
How to create a website shortcut on the desktop of your PC
How to create a website shortcut on the desktop of your PC

January 2, 2014
How to copy a CD to another CD with only 1 drive (7 easy ways)
How to copy a CD to another CD with only 1 drive (7 easy ways)

January 2, 2014
How to convert video to audio in Windows 10 and 11
How to convert video to audio in Windows 10 and 11

January 2, 2014
How to convert SRT subtitles to SUB and IDX subtitles
How to convert SRT subtitles to SUB and IDX subtitles

January 2, 2014
How to convert a video in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to convert a video in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

January 2, 2014
How to compress files or folders into a ZIP file in Windows 10
How to compress files or folders into a ZIP file in Windows 10

January 2, 2014
How to burn VIDEO_TS to DVD in Windows 10 (5 easy ways)
How to burn VIDEO_TS to DVD in Windows 10 (5 easy ways)

January 2, 2014
How to burn pictures to a CD or DVD on Windows 10 (4 ways)
How to burn pictures to a CD or DVD on Windows 10 (4 ways)

January 2, 2014
How to burn any video file to a playable DVD on Windows 10
How to burn any video file to a playable DVD on Windows 10

January 2, 2014
How to back up files in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)
How to back up files in Windows 10 and 11 (step by step)

January 2, 2014
Fix: VirtualBox only showing 32-bit and no 64-bit versions
Fix: VirtualBox only showing 32-bit and no 64-bit versions

January 2, 2014
Fix: Internet Explorer not responding in Windows 8 and 10
Fix: Internet Explorer not responding in Windows 8 and 10

January 2, 2014
Fix: “Invalid Uninstall Control File” on Windows 10
Fix: “Invalid Uninstall Control File” on Windows 10

January 2, 2014
Connected PC with HDMI cable to TV but no sound (3 solutions)
Connected PC with HDMI cable to TV but no sound (3 solutions)

January 2, 2014