How to Restore Items from the Windows 7 Recycle Bin

Many of the files that you delete in Windows 7 aren’t actually removed from your computer. Some files are deleted permanently, such as very large files, but Windows will alert you that it needs to permanently delete files in those situations. Deleted files are sent to a location called the Recycle Bin. This behavior serves as […]

How to Start the Print Spooler in Windows 7

While there are a lot of different issues that can come up when you try to print a document from your computer, one that you might often take for granted is the communication between your computer and your printer. Much of this interaction is handled by a service called the Print Spooler. But if you […]

How to Open A Desktop Shortcut in Your Non-Default Browser in Windows 7

The default browser on my main computer is Google Chrome, as I generally prefer to use that browser. But occasionally a certain site will work or look better in a different browser. This happens a lot with older Web apps that were specifically designed to work in Internet Explorer, and might be problematic when you […]

How to Hide File Extensions in Windows 7

File names are very important when you are browsing your computer and looking for something in particular. When you couple this with some shortcuts to rename files, you can create a Windows 7 environment that is very organized. But changing the name of a file can be more difficult, or potentially harmful, when the file […]

How to Rotate a Desktop Background Picture in Windows 7

There are several changes that many Windows 7 users will make to personalize their computers, and one of those is changing the background picture. You can use almost any image in that location, and it’s possible that you will use one from your own picture archive. But pictures taken with cell phones or digital camera […]

How to Stop HTML Files from Opening in Notepad in Windows 7

There are a number of different file types that you can view in Web browsers, and different websites employ different file types based upon the way that the website is structured. One of the more common file types used for Web pages is a .html file. These types of files typically use various tags and […]

How to Display a Keyboard on the Screen in Windows 7

If you ever encounter a broken keyboard, then you might think that you are out of options for entering letters, numbers, or symbols into programs until you have acquired another working keyboard. Luckily Windows 7 has an on-screen keyboard that can be used in place of a physical keyboard. Our guide below will show you […]

Where is My AppData Folder in Windows 7?

There are a lot of important files and folders on your Windows 7 computer with which you may never interact. Many of them are located in a folder called AppData, which is hidden by default in Windows 7. But you may find that you need to access a file that is in your AppData folder, which can […]

How to Create a List of Your iTunes Music Library

If you have ever needed to share a list of the songs in your iTunes library, whether you were planning an event, or were making a playlist of CD for someone, then you may have been looking for a simple way to generate that list. You can accomplish this goal by printing your library as […]

How to Add a Google Chrome Browser Shortcut to the Windows 7 Desktop

The Desktop is the most important part of the navigation structure of Windows 7 for many users, so it would make sense to place a link on the Desktop that opens your favorite Web browser. Fortunately Windows 7 allows you to put shortcuts for almost any type of file or program on your Desktop. Our […]