You deleted a file yesterday; now you really need it back. Your Windows recycle bin is empty — what now?
Your next-best option is the Restore Previous Versions tool — a truly great, automatic data-protection feature buried in Win7.
When your PC suffers from the same infection repeatedly, it’s time for special-purpose software.
Here are 14 free tools that can help rid a PC of even the most stubbornly entrenched malware infections.
When your browser has trouble with this nearly ubiquitous scripting language, the Web is a much less useful place.
It’s alarming: the folder that you thought held all your backups shows a size of zero bytes!
But it’s also normal; your Windows backups are there — just hidden. Here’s how to see them.
When asked, “What do you do to protect your personal privacy?” you answered!
The e-mails poured in for this special issue, and here are some of the very best privacy-related tips, techniques, and tools recommended by your fellow readers.
Malware researchers are now finding the same kinds of Microsoft Security Essentials problems reported earlier in Windows Secrets.
Clearly, MSE is far from perfect. Should you dump it? Let’s sort out the facts.
Every copy of Windows 7 includes a complete suite of backup tools. The suite contains everything you need to back up (and restore) your entire system.
What’s more, after you’ve set up your initial backup, future backups happen automatically.
When Win7’s network-location setting fails, you may need to sneak in the back way.
A mangled location setting can make a PC think that safe home or work networks are unsafe Public networks — and prevent you from correcting the problem!
Readers’ PCs suffer “Invalid System Disk” errors and a doubled boot time.
From XP onward, Windows rarely suffers serious boot problems. But when they do happen, help is close at hand.
The recent LizaMoon Top Story generated a deluge of reader e-mails!
Some of the letters criticized my actions — but most of the letters requested additional details and some asked excellent “what if?” questions.