Tag: Windows 2000

Get the Better of Locked Files Under Windows With Unlocker

Have you ever tried moving, renaming or deleting a file or folder and getting an error message along the lines of: “Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again” It can be a pain trying to work out what …

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MiniBin – A Cleaner Recycle Bin Solution for Your Windows 7 Taskbar

Here’s a quick tip for this evening. A while back I wrote about a way you could get the Recycle Bin in Windows to appear on the Taskbar but it was quite a ┬áhacky and inelegant solution. Well, there’s a great little application called MiniBin available here┬áthat will add the recycle bin to the system …

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Visually Track Hard Drive Space with WinDirStat

WinDirStat - Folder Summary Screen (Completed)

Here’s a quick tip for this evening. If there is one thing that Windows has lacked all of these years it is a way to quickly assess from a macro level which folders are taking up the most space without having to take a “divide and conquer” approach by right clicking each folder, going to …

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Improve Screen Readability – LCD Screen Native Resolution

It never fails to amaze me how many people do not take the time to optimise the readability of their screens particularly when they will be using it for many hours a day. I must have lost count of the number of times I have seen LCD screens running below their native resolution resulting in …

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Spot Interesting Software License Agreement Clauses with EULAlyzer

EULAlyzer License Agreement Analysis (Google Chrome)

Just a quick tip for tonight. Looking at those end user license agreements (or EULAs) every time you install a new piece of software can be very time consuming exercise. Of course, EULAs are there for a reason but the fact that they can run into thousands of words in length its not surprising that …

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4K Hard Drives – Prep Them Properly

Western Digital Advanced Format Hard Drive Label

Some of us may have come across the term “4K hard drives” or perhaps “advanced format” hard drives. For many, these terms would simply drown in the sea of other confusing computer terminology that techies have come to love and consumers have come to hate. So, the first question to get out of the way …

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