“Failed to open the file” Error in Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch App

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When you use the Snipping Tool to screenshot the screen or a window, the snip may be copied to the clipboard but the Snipping Tool can’t open the image. The following error appears after taking a screenshot: Snipping Tool Failed to open the file. On Windows 10, the Snip & Sketch tool may throw the … Read more

Remove “Learn about this picture” Desktop Icon in Windows 11

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When you select the “Windows Spotlight” option as the desktop background in the Personalize settings page, Windows 11 adds a desktop icon named “Learn about this picture.” The “Learn about this picture” is a shell folder (special icon), when double-clicked, opens the Bing Images search results page for the current desktop spotlight wallpaper.
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Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform)

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Windows 11 users are seeing the error 0x80070643 (“Fatal error during installation”) when installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform) via Windows Update. Here’s the error message verbatim: Updates failed Update for Windows Security platform – KB5007651 (Version 1.0.2109.27002) Install error – 0x80070643 [Fix] Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 Many users have indicated that the following … Read more

Restore Missing Windows Update (wuauserv) Service in Windows 10/11

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The Windows Update service (wuauserv) enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.Read more

Restore Missing BITS Service in Windows 10/11

The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is disabled, then any applications that depend on BITS, such as Windows Update, will be unable to automatically download programs and other information.

If the BITS service is missing in the Services MMC console in Windows 10/11, use the registry fix in this article to restore it.Read more

Image Appears in Windows Search Box; How to Remove it?

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Microsoft recently introduced the Search Highlights feature in Windows 10 and 11. Search Highlights is designed to help Windows users discover more information and related content. Search highlights present noteworthy, informative, and interesting information about what’s special about each day—like holidays, anniversaries, and other moments in time both globally and in your region.Read more

[Fix] PDF Preview Shows Directory Index or ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

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When you preview PDF files in File Explorer or Microsoft Outlook on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer, the preview pane may show the directory index of the current folder instead of previewing the PDF file’s contents.

pdf preview shows index of or error file not found

In some cases, it shows the following error:

File not found

It may have been moved, edited, or deleted.

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