Archive for August, 2016

Fix: Cannot Change Desktop Background on Windows 10

August 4th, 2016 by Admin

Have you tried different methods of changing the desktop background to no avail? The option to change desktop background image is greyed out? You can select the background picture but the desktop still doesn’t show it? In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 ways to fix the problem “Cannot change desktop background on Windows 10”.


Method 1: Using Group Policy

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10.
  2. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization. In the right pane, find the policy Prevent changing desktop background and double-click on it.


  3. In the Properties window select the Disable option, and save the changes by clicking OK.


  4. Restart your system and you should be able to browse and set your background image.

Method 2: Using Ease of Access Center

  1. Open the Control Panel in Windows 10. Set the View by option to Large icons. Click Ease of Access Center.


  2. Click Set up High Contrast to open the Make the computer easier to see menu.


  3. Scroll down to the bottom and uncheck the “Remove background images (where available)” option. Click Apply and then OK to save your changes.


How to Change Default Location for Outlook Data File (PST & OST)

August 2nd, 2016 by Admin

Is there a way to change the default location of new .pst file when create a new e-mail account in Outlook? Different versions of Outlook use different default locations to store pst files. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to change default location for Outlook .PST & .OST data file using a registry trick. It works with all versions of Outlook, including Outlook 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003.

How to Change Default Location for Outlook PST/OST File?

  1. Press the Win + R keys in a meanwhile to open the Run box. Type regedit and click OK.


  2. When the Registry Editor launches, navigate to one of the following keys, depend on your Outlook version:

    • Outlook 2016:
    • Outlook 2013:
    • Outlook 2010:
    • Outlook 2007:
  3. At the right-side pane, right-click on any blank area and select New -> Expandable String Value.


  4. Name the newly created value as ForcePSTPath, then double-click on it. On the Edit String dialog, enter the new default location where you wish to store the PST file for Outlook new profile, and click OK.


    Note: To change the default location folder of .ost files generated by exchange accounts, you can create an expandable string value and name it as ForceOSTPath.


  5. Close the Registry Editor and restart Microsoft Outlook application. From now on, when you set up a new email account, Outlook will automatically create a new PST file in the new default location.

This method won’t affect the location of existing .pst files. If you want to change the location of existing pst file, follow these steps:

  1. Exit the Outlook application. Locate your .pst file in Windows Explorer and move it to a new location.


  2. Restart Outlook. An error dialog box appears that notifies you that an Outlook Data File (.pst) could not be found. Click OK.


  3. It will open the Create/Open Outlook Data File dialog box. Browse to the new location, select the Outlook Data File (.pst) that you moved, and then click Open.


  4. When you see a warning message, just ignore it by clicking OK. Now you’ve successfully moved your existing pst file to a new location.


Convert Any Document to PDF Format with Windows 10 Print to PDF

August 2nd, 2016 by Admin

Do you want to convert Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, image, web page or any other document into a PDF file? Microsoft Print to PDF is a new feature comes pre-installed in Windows 10 as a virtual printer. Instead of printing on paper, it creates a PDF document from any document within any application, just as if it was printed.

Just open your document in any application that has printing capability, press Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut (or use the Print option from the menu). Now you should see Microsoft Print to PDF available in list of printers. Select it and click on Print. Choose where you want to save your PDF file and you’re done.


If the Microsoft Print to PDF option is missing from the list of printers, or you’ve deleted it accidentally, you can restore it by following these steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel in Large icons view. Click Programs and Features.


  2. From the left panel, click on Turn Windows features on or off.


  3. In the Windows Features dialog, uncheck Microsoft Print to PDF and click OK.


  4. Reopen the Windows Features dialog, and this time check the Microsoft Print to PDF checkbox, and click OK. After reinstalling that feature, you should be able to see the Microsoft Print to PDF option on Windows 10.