When you open Windows Explorer, the shell folders such as Documents and Pictures may be displayed with a standard folder icon rather than the special folder icons. This behavior can occur when the desktop.ini file in the shell folder is missing or incorrect, or it has no attributes set.Read more
When you open a new tab in Internet Explorer 7, does the You’ve opened a new tab message appear every time, and are you unable to turn off this option? Earlier, I documented a workaround for this problem in the article “You’ve opened a new tab” message appears whenever a new tab is opened in Internet Explorer. But wondered why this problem occurs?Read more
Windows Vista introduces the Preview pane in Explorer, which shows the contents of the currently chosen file. You can also play multimedia files from the Preview pane, without opening Windows Media Player. This article explains how to use the PreviewConfig utility to register a custom file type for the Preview pane in Windows Vista and Windows 7.Read more
This article tells you how to add an Open Command Prompt here (Administrator) option to the right-click context menu for folders, desktop and to This PC (previously Computer) in any version of Windows, including Windows 10.Read more
This page contains the file association fixes for some of the most common file types. The fixes are applicable for Windows® Vista systems only.
In Windows Vista, folders and the open / save as dialogs contain the Favorite Links section in the left pane. The Favorite links in section makes it easy to change to a common folder or start a search that you previously saved. This is similar to the Places bar feature in pre-Vista systems. This article … Read more
Windows lets you relocate your user (shell) folders such as Documents, Music and Pictures folder to a different drive or folder location, via the Location tab in folder properties. Here are the ways you can move the special folders folders in Windows.Read more
When you open a new tab in Internet Explorer 7, the You’ve opened a new tab message appears, and you’re unable to turn off this option even though you select the Don’t show this page again setting.Read more