When you click a hyperlink in Outlook 2007 or 2010 with Internet Explorer set as the default, the Open With window (“How do you want to open this?” dialog) appears with the list of browser choices. This is an issue in Windows 10 with Outlook 2007 or 2010 installed, and Internet Explorer set as the default browser.Read more
The Folder Options setting Hide extensions for known file types turns on or off the display of file extension for all registered file types. To hide or show the extension for an individual or specific file type in Explorer, you can do it by adding the
NeverShowExt (REG_SZ) registry value in the file type’s ProgID. Here are a couple of examples, which should work in all versions of Windows.Read more
This post provides you with the list of User Shell Folders in Windows 10/11 and their default paths. If you’ve moved a shell folder earlier, you can restore it to the default location via the folder properties Location tab in most cases.
However, there are situations where the Location tab option can’t be used — i.e. when two special folders such as Music and Videos become merged and point to the same location. In that case, clicking Restore Default in the folder properties Location tab causes an error.
In such cases, resetting the respective shell folder path(s) in the registry is the only possible solution. This article provides the .reg files needed to revert to the default shell folder paths quickly and also includes the list of shell folders and their default path for your reference. This article applies to Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Windows Operating System upgrades and version updates would leave plenty of files behind in the system drive. This is because Windows keeps the files from the previous versions of Windows in a separate folder in case the user wants to roll back the major update (or OS upgrade).Read more
The Build Number, Version, “Bit”ness (32-bit or 64-bit) of your Windows installation can be determined using many ways, and here are some of the methods listed. Screenshots are from a Windows 10 PC, but most of the information applies to all versions of Windows, including Windows 11.Read more
If the Personalize settings page show the red text message Some settings are managed by your organization at the top, it means that some of the settings in that particular page are locked down by an administrator in that computer, via Group Policy Editor or through the registry. For classic Control Panel items, you may see the message One or more of the settings on this page has been disabled by the system administrator if one or more Policies are set for that page.Read more
Windows Defender’s command-line utility MpCmdrun.exe is used for scheduling scans or updating definition files or signature using command-line. This post tells you how to setup Windows Defender to scan the computer daily at a specified time using Task Scheduler and MpCmdrun.exe in Windows 10.Read more
When you access an FTP site using File Explorer and Pin it to the Quick access section, the FTP site shortcut remains stuck and can’t be removed or unpinned. When right-clicking on the Pinned FTP link in the navigation pane the context menu doesn’t contain any options, except for an option named Expand, and that too dimmed out.Read more