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Windows – How to only search for files in the current folder

Posted in Computer, How to, Windows with tags , , , , on September 19, 2015 by Sirusdark

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Hello everyone!

Here’s a useful tip on how to search for files of a single folder and not the subfolders.

There’s only one thing you need to pay attention to: where are you searching from?

>> Searching from the Libraries?
or
>> Searching from the actual folder’s location?

That’s it! Once you’re in the right place to look for file(s), the option to search in the current folder will become available:

Searching from the Libraries disables the “Current folder” option:

search_libraries

Searching in the actual “physical” or local folder enables the option:

search_local

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Windows 10 – Access your beloved Recycle Bin

Posted in How to, Knowledge, Windows with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2015 by Sirusdark

[ “Windows 10 Part 2 – Upgrading to Windows 10!” is still under writing ]

Hello readers!

Here’s a quick tip for those of you who’re already using Windows 10!

You may have noticed by now that the Recycle Bin is nowhere to be found… Had you looked it up online, you most likely would’ve found the following tedious solution:

Right-click on your DesktopĀ  > Personalise > Themes > Desktop icon settings > Check the “Recycle Bin” box.

This works, but it adds clutter on the desktop and doesn’t make the Recycle Bin visible on the Desktop in File Explorer.

Simplify!

Here’s the simplest way to access the Recycle Bin while keeping it out of sight:

Open File Explorer (Win + E) > Click the little arrow on the left of the address bar > Recycle Bin.

explorer_recycle

That’s it! And here’s how efficient users do it with their eyes closed:

Windows 10

Win+E > Tab x 2 > Up-Arrow x 2 > Enter

Windows 8/8.1

Win+E > Tab x 2 > Down-Arrow x 5 > Enter

Enjoy!

Sirus

Yes, I really don’t have any icons on my desktop.

Windows 10 Part 1 – Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Posted in Computer, Free Stuff, Windows with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2015 by Sirusdark

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Hello dear readers!

I hope you all refrained from upgrading to Windows 10 on day one! Never a good idea; instead, let others mess things up and find solutions for you. Like me! :D

First step getting Windows 10 is to either be running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Since I went directly from Windows XP Pro to Windows 8 Pro, I had to upgrade to 8.1 first. For those of you who prefer doing “clean installs” (I’m one of those, though I won’t this time), see references to download the Windows 10 media.

What went wrong

  • Had to uninstall printer software/drivers and re-install after the update.
  • Folder Libraries are disabled by default in 8.1. Annoying, yes, but pretty simple to re-enable them. It’s the very first answer in Microsoft’s FAQ. (see references)
  • Had to re-install/upgrade my Comodo Firewall and doing so, lost all my firewall settings. That’s normal since the system changed, thus everything is a “new” application. I now have to re-authorize applications as I go. I’ll be back to normal in a day or two.
  • The Windows lock screen picture changed back to the default image. Mine used to be the one with Seattle’s Space Needle tower. Again, super easy to change.
  • I lost my Windows “run” history (shortcut: Windows Key + R). Not a big deal, but still worth mentioning.
  • Windows Defender stopped working, but after some updates, it finally got back to normal.

NOTE : Always have an antivirus, anti-spyware and backup solution.

What went right

Haters

If you don’t like your Windows, please, let me know! I’m sure I can help you. I know frustrated users (often, myself) usually have good reasons to be. But once you understand things, it becomes JOY.

If you did ask me for help and still hate Windows, there’s more I can do for ‘ya! Bring some rope, quick-setting cement, a sleeping bag and we’ll be good to go.

Stay tune for the grand final: “Windows 10 – Part 2: Upgrading to Windows 10!”

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References
-http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/libraries-faq
-https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
-http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install
-http://www.spaceneedle.com/home/
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