How to Hide Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10

If you share your computer with others, you may want to hide some files and folders so people don’t go nosing into your files. We’ve talked about password protecting files and folders on Windows

How to Password Protect a Folder in Windows

How to Password Protect a Folder in Windows
Need to keep a folder private? Here are a few different methods how you can password protect your files on a Windows 10 PC.
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. But if that’s overkill for your purposes, you can simply hide your files and folders.We’ve previously covered how to hide files and folders on a Mac

Hide & Find […]

How to View and Recover Your Microsoft Outlook Password


Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email clients around, regularly ranking among the top clients. It’s only beaten by Apple’s integrated mail solution and Gmail for global email opens. Most people use Outlook at some time in their lives.

Given those millions of users, it is understandable that at some point, someone will forget their Outlook password. And in those moments, you need a tool that can retrieve the password while keeping your data intact.

Here are three tools to help with Outlook password recovery. But first, we need to understand the difference between PST and OST files and how […]

CleanMyPC Covers All Your PC Maintenance Needs

Every Windows user knows that the operating system builds up junk over time. Windows includes some utilities for PC maintenance, but they don’t offer as much as a dedicated tool can.

CleanMyPC is an app that offers to keep your PC running at its best. Let’s see what this tool has to offer.

Getting Started With CleanMyPC

Head to CleanMyPC’s download page and download it to get up and running. Proceed through the installer as usual; there aren’t any special options to choose from or bloatware to worry about bypassing.

Once you install the PC maintenance software, you’ll see CleanMyPC’s homepage. We’ll walk through […]

How to Fix the “Critical Process Died” Stop Code in Windows 10


The dreaded “blue screen of death”, infamously known as BSOD, can wreck your day. There are more than 500 BSOD error codes, but the Critical Process Died Stop Code gets the most attention.

In fairness, BSODs are much less common in Windows 10 than they were in previous versions of the OS, but when they happen, it is still annoying. Losing the stuff you were working on is the least of your worries.

So, how do you fix this unforeseen error in Windows 10


How to Manually Download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The Windows 10 April 2018 update has finally begun rolling out to users. The update is packed with a ton of new features, while there are a few features that you’ll no longer have access to.

Microsoft has said that it is gradually rolling out the update but it could take months for it to reach all users. If you want to jump the queue and get the April 2018 update, or Windows 10 build 1803, there is a way to do that.

How to Check for the Windows 10 April Update

Before manually downloading the update, you should check to see if you’re […]

How to Record Vinyl to Your Computer With Audacity

Creating digital copies of cherished analog recordings is a useful skill to have. Not only does it make listening to your collection easier, but you’re preserving the original medium by causing less wear over time.

Many modern turntables are already equipped with digital interfaces for this precise reason. Other setups will require some additional hardware, but none of it is beyond the reach of the vinyl hobbyist.

So let’s run through the process of recording and cleaning up your vinyl recordings.

Before You Begin: Getting Audacity

The first thing you’ll need to do is download Audacity for your operating system. Audacity is free, open […]

Why Robolinux Is the Best Linux for Windows Users

While switching from Windows to Linux carries several considerations, it’s simple enough to ease the transition. But what’s the best version of Linux for Windows users?

Robolinux is an operating system that targets Windows users who want to start learning and using Linux as painlessly as possible. In this article, we’ll cover what Robolinux is, how to install it, and more.

What Is Robolinux?

Robolinux, a Debian-based operating system, places a heavy emphasis on Windows and Linux integration. This is nothing new: Wine can already help you run Windows programs on Linux, for example.

Still, compatibility varies greatly. As such, running Windows in a […]

How to Convert MBR to GPT Without Losing Data in Windows

How many hard drives does your system have? One? Three? Ten? Regardless of how many drives you have, they all need one thing to keep track of what’s on the drive: a partition table.

The partition table describes the partitions (sections) of the drive and helps your system find the files you need.

Your Windows system uses a master boot record (MBR) or GUID Partition Table (GPT) depending on the age, operating system, and your system firmware. Sometimes it is necessary to switch between MBR and GPT, but to do that you need to wipe your drive first. Using traditional tools like […]