Windows Backup and Restore tool supports certain command-line arguments using which you can automate certain backup and restore tasks. You can quickly start a backup (full/create new backup set or create a differential backup in the existing backup set), or open a Windows Backup and Restore user interface window without having to open Control Panel every time.Read more
If the Mount and Burn disk image options are missing when you right-click an .ISO or .IMG file, it’s caused by wrong file association settings. Here is how to restore the missing “Burn disk image” and “Mount” commands back in the right-click menu in Windows 10 and 11.Read more
Summary: “Pin to Start” Option missing and “Show more tiles” Option Locked in Personalize window, due to Policy settings. In Windows 10, when you right-click on a folder, .exe file, or a shortcut to a .exe file, the option Pin to Start may be missing. Also, when you right-click an item in the Start menu, … Read more
When you right-click an empty area on the desktop, the “New” menu that appears may not contain the “Folder” entry. Also, when attempting to create a folder by clicking the “New Folder” toolbar button in a folder or by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + N keys, nothing may happen.Read more
Desktop Background Slideshow is a neat little feature in Windows 7 which helps you shuffle your desktop background from a image file store folder, at predefined intervals. But, as Windows doesn’t show the file name of the currently displayed wallpaper, it becomes a problem if you have thousands of images in a store folder and you need to find the file name and the directory location of the currently displayed wallpaper.
Here is a small script which adds the Desktop Background File Location option in the Desktop context menu, which opens the current wallpaper file’s target folder and selects the file.Read more
The amazing NirCmd utility now has a new “speak” command that allows you to easily cause your computer to speak the text that you wish. In this command, NirCmd uses the Speech library (SAPI) that is installed in Windows. Here is a fun tip on how to add the Speak command to the context menu for Text Documents (.txt).Read more
This post shows how to add “Explore” to the desktop right-click menu. This tip is especially for users who hide the desktop icons for a plain desktop but want to quickly access the Desktop folder when required, without toggling the Show Desktop Icons option in the context menu.Read more
Let’s assume you’re working in the training department of a firm and need to send training materials to recruits regularly. The usual way is to right-click on the file, click Send To, and click Mail Recipient. This attaches the file to the compose window in your mail client.
How about saving bandwidth on your local network by sending the target path of documents (in a network share) instead of attaching them to mail?Read more
To copy the contents of a text-based file, you open the file in an editor such as Notepad, use Select All and then copy the contents to the clipboard. How about accomplishing it using a command in the right-click menu?Read more