How to Delete Older Versions of Files from File History Backup?

File History does point in time backups of your files so that you can revert back to the exact copy or version of your files when you need them. File History also allows you to configure how long the backups are retained, and beyond that the older versions are purged automatically. This post tells you how to manually clean up older versions of your File History backups using two different ways.Read more

Windows 10 Pictures Library Arrange by Month Missing?

Pictures library allows you organize your images in a variety of ways such as arrange by month, folder, day, rating and tag, and sort or group pictures as you’d like. You may be wondering if the option to arrange photos by month is removed in Windows 10, as the Arrange command is not shown anywhere in the ribbon or toolbar area. This post tells you how to arrange pictures by month, or the way you need.Read more

How to Use the File History Feature in Windows 8 and 10

File History, included in Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10, is used to backup your personal files at chosen intervals and recover a specific version of the file you want from backup. To use File History you need to select an external drive or a network location where you want to backup the files to. You can designate an external drive or network location for File History for multiple PCs. We’ll see how to configure and use File History in Windows 8 and 10 in today’s post.Read more

Remove Quick access and User Folders from File Explorer in Windows 10

The File Explorer in Windows 8 and 10 by default displays at the top those six shell folders, and a couple of shell folders pinned on to the navigation pane.

The six shell folders namely Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos show up above the fold not only cluttering the area but pushing the disk drives category down, which some users dislike.Read more

Using MpCmdRun.exe to Update Windows Defender and Run a Quick Scan in One Go

The Windows Defender command-line utility MpCmdRun.exe is prominently used for scheduling scans and updating the signature or definition files. The MpCmdRun.exe command usage info can be obtained by running MpCmdRun.exe with "/?" or without any parameter. However it doesn’t mention a useful switch that updates Windows Defender signatures and runs a Quick Scan at once. And this switch is not documented anywhere thus far.Read more

How to Exit Explorer and Restart Explorer in Windows 10 and Windows 8?

Earlier we learnt how to exit and restart explorer shell safely in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It’s much simpler in Windows 8 and Windows 10, where the hidden "Exit Explorer" option is moved to the Taskbar context menu instead of the Start menu. Also, Task Manager has a new command in Windows 8 and Windows 10 that lets you do this task in a jiffy. The two methods are covered in this article.Read more