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How to Create a PDF File in Windows

PDFs are great for sharing your work. There are free PDF readers available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android, and PDF file retain their formatting no matter where they’re displayed. Best of all, you can quickl...

What Is An MP3 File (And How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .mp3 file extension is one of the most commonly distributed audio files used today. The MP3 file was created by the Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) and is abbreviated from MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3....

How to Recover Your Forgotten Steam Password

Using a password manager to keep all your complex and difficult-to-remember passwords is a great way to automate the sign in process while keeping your passwords safe. But if you don’t use one, you can easily find yours...

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

A file with the .MOBI file extension is used for storing eBooks. It was originally a Mobipocket Reader format but has since been adopted by several different readers as well. Amazon purchased Mobipocket in 2005, and later...

How to Recover Your Forgotten WhatsApp PIN

Although WhatsApp lacks a password for signing in to your account, it does, however, have a two-step verification to keep anyone from gaining access to your account if they steal your SIM card. Here’s how you’re ...

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

Sometimes the best way to troubleshoot and operating system, application, or service is to consult the log file(s) that app or service generates as it goes about its business. But what is a LOG file and how do you see what&#8...

How To Recover Your Forgotten Snapchat Password

Password managers help you by saving those complex passwords that can be pretty difficult to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Snapchat password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to re...

How To Create A Graph On The Web

Sometimes you just need to make a decent-looking graph, but don’t want to get bogged down in a complex spreadsheet app. Here are some free websites that let you create graphs, no matter what your experience level....

How to Recover Your Forgotten Yahoo! Password

If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Yahoo password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your ...

What Is an RTF File (And How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .RTF file extension is a Rich Text Format file. While a normal text file stores only plain text, RTF files can include extra information about font style, formatting, images, and more. They are great for cros...

What Is A Local Area Network (LAN)?

Put simply, a Local Area Network (LAN) is a group of computers and other devices that are connected together over a network and are all in the same location—typically within a single building like an office or home. But...

What Is A Windows System File?

Technically speaking, a Windows system file is any file with the hidden system attribute turned on. In practice, system files are those files that Windows depends upon to operate properly. These range from hardware drivers to...

How To Recover Your Forgotten LinkedIn Password

If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your LinkedIn password, there’s no need to worry, you can’t really recover that same password, ...

What Is An XML File (And How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .xml file extension is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file. These are really just plain text files that use custom tags to describe the structure and other features of the document....

How To Clear Your Bing Search History

Bing stores and uses your search history to personalize your results. And clearing the history in your web browser doesn’t touch the history stored on Bing itself, which likely comes from multiple devices you use. You c...

What Is A 7Z File (And How Do I Open One)?

You have almost certainly encountered archived files at some point—ZIP, RAR, and so on. They look like a single file, but act a lot more like a package, letting people bundle and compress multiple files and folders into...

How To Recover Your Forgotten Instagram Password

If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Instagram password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover y...

What Is An ISO File (And How Do I Use Them)?

An ISO file (often called an ISO image), is an archive file that contains an identical copy (or image) of data found on an optical disc, like a CD or DVD. They are often used for backing up optical discs, or for distributing ...

How to Use the Ping Command to Test Your Network

The ping command sends packets of data to a specific IP address on a network, and then lets you know how long it took to transmit that data and get a response. It’s a handy tool that you can use to quickly test various ...

What Is A File Extension?

A file extension, or filename extension, is a suffix at the end of a computer file. It comes after the period, and is usually two-four characters long. If you’ve ever opened a document or viewed a picture, you’ve ...
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