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If you have files that are encrypted with the Encrypting File System, you will probably have noticed that they don’t get indexed by Windows, and therefore don’t show up in search results. Here’s how to fix that.

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This past month we covered topics such as how to troubleshoot internet connection problems, whether or not dust can actually damage your computer, 7 ways to free up hard disk space on Windows, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for October.

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Thanks to the rise of free and numerous webmail providers, there’s an entire generation of email users who have never used a desktop email client. None the less there are still many dedicated desktop client users (and reasons to be one)–are you among them?

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There is plenty of room for that new computer you were wanting, but you had better hope that you do not need an item from the bottom of the stack moments from now…

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It Only Took 20 Years [Doghouse Diaries] [via Fail Desk]

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If pre-flight safety briefings routinely involved Hobbits and wizards, we can only imagine more people would pay attention.

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When it comes to buying a USB charger one is just as good as another so you might as well buy the cheapest one, right? This interesting and detailed analysis of name brand, off-brand, and counterfeit chargers will have you rethinking that stance.

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A young woman riding the train at night becomes involved in an interesting conversation with a young man about vampires. She thinks vampires are mysterious and misunderstood, but will she still feel the same way by the time the train ride is over?

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Gmail has several new features that make it even easier to compose email messages including pop-over compositions windows (similar to the Google Chat window), contact profile pictures in the address box, and drag and drop address switching.

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You can change the default search provider in the Modern version of Internet Explorer 10, but Microsoft hides this option well. You won’t find it in IE’s Settings charm – you’ll have to change this setting from the desktop.

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These days nearly every website on the web is trying to gather every piece of information they can about you and your browsing habits. Here’s how you can prevent them from getting perhaps the most sensitive piece of information, your physical location, while browsing the web in the Metro IE.

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It’s a question that nags at anyone who has fallen in love with portable apps: why aren’t all applications portable?

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Star Wars, Stormtrooper, SD Card, Macro, Lego [The Paper Wall]

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Halloween has arrived and all of your favorite video game characters are out and about collecting lots of candy goodness. The question is whether or not all will be successful in collecting treats or if the tricks will be on them!

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You can carve a pumpkin, you might even go high-tech and wire it up with a few LEDs, but can you play Tetris on it? Check out this fully functional Tetris clone built into a jack-o’-lantern.

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Runaway 1990s gaming hit Myst features books that had the power to transport you to other worlds. One dedicated fan has gone so far as to make a book that, when opened, transports you to the Myst universe.

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