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How to Show Hidden Folders in Windows 7, 8 and 10

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Many times you would want to view the hidden files and folders on your system. For this “How to see hidden folders?” becomes an obvious question.

In this article, we will show you “how to view hidden folders?” in easy and simple steps. So, let’s get started:

How to show hidden folders in windows 7?

There is a number of methods with which one can show hidden folders in windows 7. In the following section, we will see how we can do the same.

Method 1: Using folder options.

Step #1: As the initial step you are required to type “Folder options” at the start section. You can do so by clicking on the start button and then typing “Folder options” at the appropriate field.

Once the “Folder options” appears then you are now required to click on it in order to proceed further.

Step #2: Executing step #1 will result in a window titled “Folder options” where you will see tabs like “General”, “View” and “Search”. In this step, you have to click on “View tab”.

Step #3: In the view section, navigate for the option which says “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. Once found, you have to click on the checkbox which is positioned just adjacent to the option.

Step #4: After successfully completing step #3, all that you have to do is to click on the “Apply” button and then you have to hit on “OK” for the sake of completing the process.

Alternatively, you can also go the “Folder options” by going to any of your drives or your my computer window and then clicking on the “Organize” tab which will be positioned at the extreme top left corner of the window.

Once you have done the mentioned, all that you require to do is to select the “folder and search options” option from the drop-down menu.

There is one another way using which we can reach to “Folder options”. This includes clicking on the start button and then going for the control panel.

Once you have reached the “control panel” window then you have to click on the “Appearance and Personalization” option. After which you can click on the “Folder options”. After this, all of the steps are same as above.

Performing the mentioned steps will result in the appearance of the hidden files. In order to view the hidden folders, you have to navigate on the possible drives.

Method 2: Using Search.

This method is very handy if you are familiar with what type of hidden file you are searching for that is you know the extension or the file format of the file.

Like if you are searching for a movie or a video file and you know that it has the mp4 file format. So, you can search for the file as “*.mp4” without quotes in the search box which is usually positioned at the extreme right corner of the window of your possible file containing the drive.

Likewise, if you are searching for a word document then you can search as “*.docx” in the search box.

One key point to take note that in order to follow this route you are required to follow the method 1 first as this method requires setting up the “Show hidden files, folders and drives” to enable mode.

How to show hidden folders in windows 8?

Step #1: As the initial step for viewing hidden folders in Windows 8, you are first required to click on the Desktop tile from the start screen of Windows 8.

Step #2: Now, once you have landed on your desktop screen then you are supposed to click on the file explorer icon which is usually located at the taskbar. If it is not there then you can also consider making a search for the same.

Step #3: The previous step will result in the opening of the “Libraries” window. In this step, you have to click on the “view” tab which is positioned at the extreme top of the window.

Step #4: Now, you need to click on “Options”.

Step #5: From the drop-down menu of the “Options” tab, you are now required to click on the “Folder options”.

Step #6: In the “Folder Options” window, you now have to select the “View” tab.

Step #7: Now, from the advanced settings section, you just have to make sure to click on the checkbox next to which “Show hidden files, folders and drives” is written.

Step #8: This last step includes clicking on the “Apply” button and then hitting the “OK” button.

Using these 8 steps, you can easily show hidden files and folders in windows 8.

How to show hidden folders in windows 10?

Step #1: In the initial step, you first have to open “This PC” from the desktop. You can do so by double-clicking on “This PC” icon.

Alternatively, you can also option other folders like File Explorer, recycle bin or any other. Any of these will do the needful.

Step #2: You are now required to click on the “View” tab.  After clicking on the “View” tab, you have to click on “Options”.

Step #3: Step #2 will result in the appearance of a drop-down menu from which you have to select “Folder options”. Once you have done the mentioned then all that you have to click on the checkbox next to the “Show hidden files, folders and drives” option.

After this, you have to click on “Apply” and then hit “OK”.

[Additional information]: How to hide a folder?

Step #1: Right click on the folder which you want to hide.

Step #2: Right clicking on the folder will result in a menu. From this menu, you have to navigate for the “Properties” option.

Step #3: Under the “Properties” window, you have to click on the checkbox next to which “hidden” is written. After this hit on “Apply” and click on “OK”.

Do we hope that with this article you came to know that how to unhide folders?

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How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC Easily?

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Back in the good old days knowing How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC made you feel like the smartest guy in the room, didn't it? Sure it did to me!

Well, the thing is it's almost 2017 and still not a lot of people have a solid grip over How to Reinstall Windows or How to install Windows from USB.

It's not very technical or complicated, but if done wrong it surely can mess up your system and who knows you might end up losing everything you've had on the Hard-disk. Well, that's the reason why I've made this guide step-by-step with screenshots to assist you at every step.

Now a fresh Windows 7 Installation helps you cope up with quite a number of issues:-

  • Getting rid of Malware/Spyware/Virus
  • Boosting performance
  • Getting rid of unnecessary files (in case you haven't re-installed it in years!)

Basically, anything that lags your computer down and is caused by software, is resolved. Now it's not advisable to re-install windows 7 if you get infected by malware, or just because your PC is lagging a bit.

A word of caution? Keep in mind that reinstalling Windows over and over again isn't a good thing for your Hard disks. It might corrupt hard-disk sectors in some cases which you clearly don't want, so unless you have a very solid reason to do so, try to get things done with your current installations.

Although if it's something serious or maybe if you know that you've more than one issue like you've got virus + a lot of not-needed files + a corrupt partition and stuff then it can be used as a combined solution.

Things to do Before Re-installing Windows:-

You don't want to lose your data and work once you re-install Windows, do you? So here are some of the things you should do beforehand.

  • Make sure your C drive doesn't have any important files (like the ones you don't want to lose) if it does copy it to any other partition.
  • Have the serial key of your Windows copy ready, you don't want to promote piracy, do you?

Optional:- If you need a 100% fresh system, you can also format your C:/ drive before reinstalling the Operating system. Now it's not the best way to go about it because it makes you lose all your installed programs and drivers, but it's your choice.

How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC Easily (Step-by-step guide):-

So I assume you've got your Windows copy ready? Probably in a CD disk or a USB stick, either way, the process remains the same.

Insert the CD /USB into your system.

Press the restart button on your system, and then press the BIOS Screen  (Setup) button. The BIOS Screen button is the button that is displayed in the initial 1-2 seconds of your system startup and it's not always the same for every system.

Look at the bottom of the screen when your system is starting, you should see something like “Press ButtonX for Setup”, that's the button you need to press.

Once on t
he set up screen, you need to move towards the BOOT option, and then select your media which contains the Windows copy as the boot device.

Once you do that, you'll be asked to “press any key to boot….”, so press any key and your Windows 7 installation would start.

On this screen, you can choose your language and click on next.

The next screen would present you with two options:-

  • Upgrade:- Use this option if you just want a fresh Windows installation and nothing else. This option keeps your files intact, meaning you won't lose the programs you've installed or other files. But then again, this isn't the best cleaning or repairing option to opt for.
  • Custom:- This is the option that would clean your system head to toe. You'll lose your program installations and files but that's why we've got the backup for, right?

So anyway make your choice and click on it.

The next screen lists all your Windows partitions (drives). This is where you select which drive you want the Windows installation to be in. The best bet is to install it in the exact same drive where it was earlier, which mostly is the C:/ drive.

So choose your partition (preferable the C:/) and then click on next.

And it's done! You'll get the “installing..” screen. A word of advice? The first 1% takes quite a bit of time to come up depending on your system hardware configuration so bear with it instead of assuming there's something wrong. (Although 15 minutes is the max it would take even on a 1950's system).

Once this is complete you'll be taken to the final screen which will ask you for details like Username and stuff so just fill it up.

And done!  You'll finally get the screen where it says “Setup is checking Video Performance” and in the next 3-4 seconds your windows screen would come up.

Final Words:-

So that was all I had on How to manually reinstall Windows 7 folks. This solved your problems regarding How to Reinstall Windows 7 on your PC Easily? I hope it did.

And well here's some personal advice, try to get a good antivirus installed as soon as you get your new OS done, it'll considerably lower your virus risks hence will boost your “OS Lifetime”, and you'd have to worry much less about questions like How to Reinstall Windows 7 on Your Computer.

Although do leave your problems, questions, doubts or even just simple feedback in the comment box down there, I love the interaction.

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How to Reset Windows Password Without an Installation CD

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How to reset Windows Password without an installation CD

Password – one word with a huge meaning in our life nowadays, because daily we use lots of sites over the internet. To remember all login passwords is not an easy task but browsers are giving the facility to remember them. What, when you forgot your Windows Password?

Reinstall the Windows Copy? That's not a good idea because there are many ways to reset Windows Password. And right now you don't have the installation CD, in this case also there is no need to worry.

Today, I am gonna show you a tutorial on “How to Reset Windows Password without an installation CD”. So, below is the step by step guide on How to Reset Windows Password without an installation CD, just follow it and reset Windows Password easily.

Step by Step Guide on:

How to Reset Windows Password without an installation CD

Step 1:

Firstly, you have to download the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor and make a boot disk using ISO image which you have downloaded.

Step 2:

Boot your PC from the boot disk and you will see below image on your screen. On-screen, it asks if you want to select the first partition (Windows installed partition) then “1” is already selected, so just hit Enter.

Step 3:

The next screen will appear to choose the path to your registry. The default is fine don't need to change it, so just hit Enter.

Step 4:

Now, the screen will appear displaying Password reset and many other options, don't do anything because “1” is already selected so now also just hit Enter.

Step 5:

Here you will be prompted, whether you want to edit users or the registry. You want to edit user passwords, so hit Enter again.

Step 6:

Now, comes the main part and please don't hit enter again (Just Kidding). The screen will show usernames which are available on your PC, so you have to enter that username for which you want to reset Windows password and now you can hit enter.

Step 7:

The next screen will show some advanced options no need to worry because you have to blank the password by selecting the “1” option and that's probably been already selected so just hit enter and get reset Windows Password.

Step 8:

And now, you’ll have to save what you just did. So type an exclamation point to quit (or the “!” symbol), then type the letter “y” to save all your work. Now you can reboot your computer and of course, you will able to login into Windows without any problem.

The above is the complete guide on How to Reset Windows Password without an installation CD. If you face any problem in resetting your Windows Password then put your problem/query in below comments section via the comment form.

So, that we can help you to get rid of that problem as early as possible.

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How to Keep Your Hard Disk’s Space Free? [Part 1]

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Android is more than a trend and Nokia Lumia 920 is rocking the western smartphone hemisphere quite effectively. Convertibles are arising from a horizon to have a glance at the new middle path.

Still, we are providing you with the tips for your desktop PC because we know that many of our users still using desktops extensively. So here are the tips to “How to keep your hard disk's space free?

1. Removing unnecessary program:

There are plenty of software, extensions, and apps available for different tasks. Some of them are used to perform some tasks for a limited period of time. Some software come with mandatory add on. Such as Babylon toolbar comes as mandatory add on with AVG antivirus.

There are plenty of games and software which people only use for temporary testing. So you should sort out such an application and remove them from your system. Now you will ask me how? So here is the answer.

  • Click on the start button
  • Choose “control panel”
  • You will have a new window
  • Choose “Uninstall a program” from tag below “program” as shown in figure
  • The window will appear as shown in the figure below with all the programs listed. You can choose any of them (Unwanted) and by just clicking on them you can uninstall those programs.

2. Turn off windows components

There are plenty of windows features that we are not using. So it is advisable to remove them and keep our disks free. As mentioned above you can choose the control panel. Now select the program tab itself and you will have a window as shown in the figure below.

You can click on the option “Program and features”. You will be redirected to a new window. Here you have an option of “turn off windows features” on the left top corner of the window.

If you keep them on they keep using your temporary folder memory.

Some tips:

You can use .zip or .rar files to compress your data. That will save plenty of space for you. You can download WinZip and WinRar software. After installing them you can choose the files you want to have in .zip or .rar formate.

Press ctrl+right click on the selected file. This will redirect you to options pop up. Select add to the archive. Choose the format you want and click yes. That’s all.

So, try these tips and let us know how you find them? We will keep updating you with more tricks and tips. Stay tuned with us or the second part of the series.

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How to Repair Windows 7 System Files using Command Prompt

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How to repair Windows 7 System Files using Command Prompt

We are so much habituated towards the computer that we can't live without it. And if someday your computer behaves abnormally then we get annoyed.

What we think is the only solution is to format and install a new copy of the operating system, but that's not the right option because you will lose all of your saved data. So, the best option is to repair system files of your operating system. Today I will guide you about “How to repair Windows 7 System Files using Command Prompt“.

How to Repair Windows 7

It's very simple because Microsoft has given one option called “System File Checker” as an inbuilt function that can help you in finding corrupted files and then after it will repair it. It also gives an option to verify that the System Files are corrupted or not. Now, it's your choice, what to do: repair Windows 7 System Files or simply verify it.

Some useful information must read it:

The sfc /scannow command (System File Checker) scans the integrity of all protected Windows 7 System Files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible.

Step by Step guide on:

How to repair Windows 7 System Files using Command Prompt:

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt in the administrator account. For that type below command:

Press Windows Key > type “cmd” > right click on the icon > Run as administrator

Now you have to decide what to do:

  1. Just verify that System Files are corrupted or not
  2. To scan and repair Windows 7 System Files.

As per your decision traverse below:

Step 2: Only verify System Files are Corrupted, this option will not change any of the Windows 7 System Files.

In the Command Prompt, type “sfc /verifyonly” and press Enter.

Step 3: Scan and repair Windows 7 System Files, note that this option will revert the system files such as explorer.exe back to its default state. So, it's better to take the backup of System Files.

In the Command Prompt, type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter.

This will take some time, so keep patience. When the scan is complete you will see the below screen on your desktop and after that you can close command prompt.

Above is the complete guide on how to repair Windows 7 System Files using Command Prompt. If face any problem while repairing System Files then let us know via comments through the comment form so that we can help you as early as possible.

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How to setup hMailServer

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How to setup hMailServer

hMailServer – a Free Email Server for Microsoft Windows, used by Internet service providers, companies, governments, schools and enthusiasts in all parts of the world. hMailServer Webmail works on SMTP, POP3, and IMAP for performing outgoing and incoming mail services. 

You can integrate hMailServer with Microsoft SQL Server, or you can make use of an external Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL or MySQL database for the same. Features of hMailServer are it consists of multiple domains, auto-reply and forwarding options, Active Directory support, distribution lists, built-in backup, etc.

If you want to use hMailServer, then firstly download from here and after that, you have to Set Up Own Email Server. To setup hMailServer is a typical task, so today in this article I will give step by step guide on Setup My Own Email Server.

Step by Step guide on:

How to setup hMailServer

#) Connecting to hMailServer

Step 1:

Download hMailServer from here and install it to start setup hMailServer.

Step 2:

Open “hMailAdmin” (C:Program FileshMailServerbinhMailAdmin). A dialog box will be opened that allows you to connect to different hMailServer services.

Step 3:

Double-Click on the “localhost” to connect hMailServer. A small dialog box will be opened asking the password. Enter your password which you specified during the installation of hMailServer and click on “OK”.

Step 4:

If the password is correct then you have successfully started hMailServer Administrator.

#) Domains & Accounts

Now you have to specify your domain name for which you have to setup hMailServer.

Step 5:

From the last opened window, click on “Add Domain” or you can also start “hMailAdmin again”.

Step 6:

Enter your specific domain. As example, I have inserted “technobol.com” and click on save.

Step 7:

Now, you have to specify your email address on which you will receive and send an email. For that, Expand the Domains node in the tree to the left.

Step 8:

Click on your given domain name and click on “Add Account”.

Step 9:

Now, enter “webmaster” or “info” or you can put any name as per your choice in the Address box, set the password and click Save.

Step 10:

Now, in the tree to the left, you will find your Account and Address both.

#) Specifying the public hostname and SMTP relayer

For the working of hMailServer, you have to specify the public hostname.

Step 11:

From opened Window or start hMailAdmin and in the tree to the left, go to Settings > Protocols > click on SMTP

Step 12:

From the right-hand side click on Delivery of the e-mail tab. Into that, under the hostname enter the public hostname of the computer where hMailServer is running and click on Save.

Step 13:

Now, you have to specify SMTP relayer, so enter the hostname of your ISP's email server, along with your credentials on that server in case it demands authentication and click on save.

Step 14:

You have successfully setup hMailServer and now you can use it.

So, a guide on How to setup hMailServer is completed. I hope you have understood the guide and cam setup hMailServer by own. If you are facing any problem while doing setup hMailServer then connects us via comments so that we can resolve your problem.

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