Can Magnets Damage or Wipe a Laptop’s Hard-Drive?

Whether our computer hardware is brand new or a bit older, it never hurts to exercise a bit of caution in order to avoid damaging it. With that in mind, can magnets damage or wipe a hard-drive? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

Why are PDF Files Generated by Microsoft Word so Large?

When your documents are mainly text only in nature, then it would seem like the file sizes for .docx and .pdf versions should be fairly similar when saved, but that is not always the case. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s questions about the large difference in file sizes.

What are These Special Folder Names and How do They Work?

When you hear of folder names like {4234d49b-0245-4df3-B780-3893943456e1}, references to a ‘god mode’ folder, and more, it can definitely arouse your curiosity and make you want to learn all about them. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s questions.

How Can a File’s Size be Zero?

We all occasionally run across a ‘situation’ on our computers that leaves us completely baffled, such as a file that has a size of zero, but how is that even possible? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

How is the Uniqueness of MAC Addresses Enforced?

With the huge volume of Internet connected devices that have been and will continue to be produced, how is the uniqueness of any ‘given’ MAC address enforced? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

Why can Data be Recovered After Formatting?

If you are worried about data being recovered after formatting a hard-drive, do you need to go with an option as powerful as DBAN or will something less potent do just as well? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Are Public IPs Unique?

When you begin learning about IP addresses and how they work, it can feel a bit overwhelming at times. So what do you do? You start by searching and asking questions! Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

How Secure is the Windows Clipboard?

It is always a good idea to be concerned about the security of your data, especially when it comes to your login credentials for websites. With that in mind, just how secure is the Windows Clipboard? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

What is the Difference Between 127.0.0.1 and 0.0.0.0?

Most of us have heard of ‘127.0.0.1 and 0.0.0.0’ but have probably not given much thought to them, but if both actually seem to point to the same location, then what is the actual difference between the two? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clear things up for a confused reader.

Why Does the 1366×768 Screen Resolution Exist?

If you tend to focus more on aspect ratios like 16:9 and 4:3 when thinking of screen resolution sizes, then you may find yourself wondering what it going on with the popular laptop screen resolution 1366×768. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clear things up for a confused reader.

How do You Find Out What Types of Data are Taking Up Disk Space?

If you like to monitor disk space usage on your Windows system, then you are probably going to be rather unhappy when a noticeable chunk of disk space is suddenly and mysteriously filled. What is a good way to find out what has eaten up that disk space? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a frustrated reader.