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How to Change Recycle Bin Settings in Windows 10

Any time you delete something in Windows, it goes to the Recycle Bin. It sits there until the Recycle Bin reaches it’s preconfigured maximum size (or until you empty the bin), at which point Windows deletes the oldest files i…

What Is an M4V File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .m4v file extension is an MPEG-4 Video (M4V) container file format, also known as an iTunes video file. This is the primary type of file used when purchasing or renting any video from the iTunes store….

What Is an MPEG File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .mpeg (or .mpg) file extension is an MPEG video file format, which is a popular format for movies that are distributed on the internet. They use a specific type of compression that makes streaming and download…

How to Use Drawing Tools in Windows 10 Mail

Microsoft recently released a new feature for the Windows 10 Mail app that lets you convey messages with drawings right inside the body of an email. This is a great way to quickly sketch things like graphs or tables to get yo…

What Is a LIT File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .lit file extension is an eBook in the Microsoft eReader file format. LIT (short for “Literature”) files are eBook formats designed by Microsoft to work on Microsoft devices only.

How to Hide Suggestions in Windows 10’s Timeline

Windows Timeline extends the Task View mode to show you the history of activities performed on your PC—or even your other devices if you have syncing turned on. Sometimes, Microsoft sticks suggestions on your timeline for …

How to Convert an Image to JPG Format

Many websites have strict rules that limit the size and type of image format you’re allowed to upload. With JPG being the go-to file format of the internet, we’re going to take a look at how you can convert your images into J…

How to Use the DIR Command in Windows

The DIR command is a powerful Windows Command Prompt function that lists all files and subdirectories contained in a specific directory. The DIR command also offers some switches that unlock some powerful functionality. Let’s…

How to Always Show Scroll Bars in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 hides scrollbars in Windows Store apps when they’re inactive. When you move your mouse, the scrollbars reappear. If you find this behavior annoying, you can turn it off and have Windows 10 always show s…

What Is an MP4 File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .mp4 file extension is an MPEG-4 video file format. MP4s are one of the more common video file formats used for downloading and streaming videos from the internet. It’s a highly versatile and compressed video …

How to Disable Snap Assist in Windows 10

Snapping windows is a great feature. Drag a window to the corner or side of your screen and Windows automatically resizes it to fill that space. When you snap a window to one side of the screen, Windows presents a thumbnail …

What is Sketchup (and How Do I Use It)?

Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) is 3D modeling software that’s easy to use and has an extensive database of user-created models available for download. You can use it to sketch (or import) models to assist with all kinds …

What Is A URL (Uniform Resource Locator)?

When you type an address into your web browser, a lot of things happen behind the scenes. And most of that is determined by the various parts of the URL you typed. Let’s take a closer look.

How to Compress PDFs and Make Them Smaller

PDFs can get pretty big, especially if you’re adding lots of images and objects. If you’ve created a PDF that’s too big—maybe you’re trying to email it or maybe it just takes too long to load—here’s how you compress you…

What Is a DAT File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .dat file extension is a generic data file that stores specific information relating to the program that created the file. Some apps that use them are CCleaner, Porteus, and Minecraft. They might even show u…
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