How to Find the AppData Folder in Windows 7

Last updated: December 13, 2016 If you are looking for data in Windows 7 that is being stored inside of the AppData folder, you might be wondering where that folder is located. Windows 7 hides this folder by default, because it contains a lot of information that is vitally important to the way your installed […]

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut for a Website in Windows 7

There are a ton of great websites and resources on the Internet, and there are many ways to find them. But this also makes it difficult to remember the addresses or names of sites that you really liked, so you’ve decide that you want to place a shortcut to the site on your desktop so […]

Set Google Chrome as the Default Browser in Windows 7

Last updated: December 16, 2016 There are several great browsers that you can use in Windows 7, and they can all be downloaded for free. But there is no “best” browser, as different people find different features of each one that they prefer or dislike. Google Chrome is a popular choice because of its’ speed […]

How to Create a Zip File in Windows 7

Folders are a very helpful organizational tool in Windows 7. They allow you to minimize clutter in larger folders by creating a sort of filing system. But creating a folder doesn’t do anything to minimize the size of the files contained within them, and you can’t send an entire folder through an email. This is […]

How to Change the Default Program for GIF Files in Windows 7

Windows 7 ships with a number of presets for opening certain types of files. These presets are based upon the programs that a default Windows 7 installation includes, though many of these settings can get changed as you start installing additional programs on your computer. One common file type that you will encounter are .gif […]

Select Items in a Windows 7 Folder to Count Them

You can find out a lot of information about your files in Windows 7 by simply selecting them and viewing the information at the bottom of the folder. Additionally, you can see how many files are in a folder when nothing is selected by looking in this are as well. For example, the folder below […]

How to Create a New User in Windows 7

When you initially set up your computer in Windows 7, you created a user account with administrator privileges. This configured the computer for one user, and any file created on the computer will be saved to that user profile by default. But if your computer is used by more than one person, or if you […]

How Do You Change Your Computer Name in Windows 7

There are two primary ways that Windows 7 identifies your computer. The first is through a user name that you sign into when you start the computer, and the second is through a name that was assigned to the computer when Windows 7 was initially configured. Regardless of the user that is currently signed in […]

How to Stop the Print Spooler in Windows 7

Printing on a Windows 7 computer should be a simple task but, as anyone who has ever experience a printing problem knows, this is far from true. Whether you run into an issue that is a result of a document, operating system or hardware problem, resolving a print issue can be problematic. As you start […]

How to Change the Name of a Memory Card in Windows 7

While external hard drive and memory cards were previously not devices that were used by everyone, our increasingly computer-driven and data-dependent culture has demanded that people become familiar with and learn how to use external storage options. Whether it’s a memory card for your camera or an external hard drive for your music and movies, […]