Command Prompt is one of the most used tools in Windows. For tasks requiring administrator privileges, we need to start Command Prompt as administrator (“elevated”). This article describes different ways to open an elevated or administrator Command Prompt window.Read more
This article describes how to remove or modify the overlay (arrow icon) shown for Shortcuts in Windows.Read more
Over time, many invalid or obsolete taskbar notification icons may show up in the “Customize notifications” or the “Select which icons appear on the Taskbar” page with invalid or missing icons.
This article describes how to clear the past and current items list in the Customize Notifications dialog in Windows. Information and the script here apply to all versions of Windows, including Windows 10.Read more
When you open Explorer, the shell folders such as Documents, Videos, Music, or 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.
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
Q: Is there a way to create a batch file which would put a desktop icon onto the desktop which invokes an HTML page in a web browser and change the associated icon for that particular desktop item, all in one batch file? Thanks A: Yes. This is possible. Here … Read more
This article tells you how to restore missing “Compressed (Zipped) Folder” item to your “Send to” menu in all versions of Windows, including Windows 10.