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How to Rename Multiple Files at the Same Time

Feb 10th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

How to Rename Multiple Files at the Same Time

If you’re working with a large folder of files, then there may come a time where you need to rename a bunch of those files at once. Today, I’m going to show you a cool little Windows trick that lets you easily edit multiple filenames and – even better – give each of those files unique names. Here’s an easy step by step guide: Step 1) Highlight all the files you want to edit or p

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How to Delete the Recycle Bin in Windows 8.1

Feb 9th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Delete the Recycle Bin in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 adds a bunch of new useful features to Windows 8. One small change is the ability to delete – or at least disable – the Recycle Bin. Keep in mind that disabling the Recycle Bin is not a really good idea. The Recycle Bin is a failsafe device that prevents you from accidentally deleting things you need. If you put something in the Recycle Bin, it doesn’t get officially deleted u

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Top 4 Hidden Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Jan 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Top 4 Hidden Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Windows 8.1 is gaining momentum as an operating system and more and more users are jumping on board every day. That’s why we want to help. Here are some of our favorite Windows 8.1 tips, tricks, secrets, and shortcuts: 1) Access your Windows 8 apps without leaving your desktop screen Windows 8.1 finally gives users the option to boot directly to their desktops. However, you’ll have to swi

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How to Add Shortcuts to the “My Computer” Screen in Windows

Jun 19th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

How to Add Shortcuts to the “My Computer” Screen in Windows

The My Computer screen is a classic part of Windows that has been around since Windows 95. On the My Computer screen, Windows users will find a list of all the local hard disk drives connected to their computer as well as removable storage drives, CD/DVD drives, network drives, and more. But in most cases, the My Computer screen features a lot of empty white space. So why not add shortcuts to t

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How to Enable Family Safety Features in Windows 8

Apr 19th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Enable Family Safety Features in Windows 8

If you’ve been on the internet for more than five minutes, then you’ve probably realized there are things out there that children are probably not meant to see. If you want to keep your family protected, then you’ll be happy to know that Windows 8 has some useful family safety features. However, like most things in Windows 8, it’s not immediately clear how to activate and customize fami

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How to Change your Windows 7 Login Screen

Jan 14th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 7 Help | 0 Comment

How to Change your Windows 7 Login Screen

If you have a password or multiple accounts setup with your Windows 7 computer, then you probably see your login screen multiple times per day. But the plain old Windows 7 login screen can get boring after a while. Microsoft doesn’t provide an easy way to change your Windows login screen. Changing that screen requires you to either a) Edit registry entries or b) Download and install free thir

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Top 6 easy computer tips and tricks

May 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Top 6 easy computer tips and tricks

A thread on Reddit today revealed some of the most popular computer tips and tricks that very few people know about. We’ve scanned through this list to show you some of the best ones that will help you fix all sorts of computer problems. In no particular order, here they are: 6) Use PSR to explain computer problems In Windows 7, go to your search bar and type in ‘psr’. This is the p

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