Archive for December, 2019

How to Move the Desktop or Document Folder to Another Drive in Windows 10

December 11th, 2019 by Admin

Every version of Windows comes with a series of default folders (such as Desktop, Document, Downloads, Pictures, Videos, and Music) for each user account. If you’re running out of space on your primary C: drive, you can move those folders to another drive to free up space. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to easily move the Desktop or Document folder to another drive in Windows 10.

How to Move the Desktop or Document Folder to Another Drive

  1. Open File Explorer and browse to your user account’s folder. If your user account name is Tom, you’ll find the Desktop and Document folders at C:\Users\Tom. Right-click the Desktop or Document folder you want to move, and select Properties.

  2. Go to the Location tab, and click on the Move button.

  3. When the folder browse dialog shows up, select a new location where you want the folder to be moved. Finally click on Select Folder.

  4. The new location is now shown in the Location tab. Click OK to apply the change.

  5. Afterwards, click Yes to confirm moving all your files from the old location to the new folder.

Whenever you want to restore the Desktop or Documents folders to its original location, just right-click on the folder and select Properties, then click on the Restore Default button under the Location tab.

That’s it!

How to View and Change Default Download Location in Microsoft Edge

December 9th, 2019 by Admin

How do I view where Edge downloads are saved? You have no idea what you set your default download folder to? This tutorial will show you how to easily view and change the default download location for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

How to View and Change Default Download Location in Microsoft Edge

Open Microsoft Edge browser and click the Menu button (three horizontal dots) from the top right corner. Choose Settings from the popup menu.

Under the General tab, scroll down to the Downloads section and you can view the current default download location (e.g. “C:\Users\Your username\Downloads”). If you want to save your downloads in another folder, click on the Change button.

Choose your preferred folder and click on Select Folder.

From now on Microsoft Edge will automatically save your downloads to the new default location.

How to Enable or Disable Trim Support for SSD in Windows 10

December 5th, 2019 by Admin

TRIM is an ATA command that tells the SSD controller to erase the data instead of only mark the data as deleted when a file is deleted. Have the erasing operation done ahead of time improves performance. If you find the performance of your SSD is degrading over time, try to enable TRIM or optimize the drive. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to enable or disable TRIM support for SSD (Solid State Drive) in Windows 10.

Note: Enabling TRIM will undoubtedly reduce the chances for recovering your lost files from SSD. Deleted files are erased immediately and can’t be recovered.

Part 1: Check If TRIM is Enabled

To see whether or not your SSD has TRIM enabled, open the Command Prompt with administrator privileges and run the following command:
fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

If the DisableDeleteNotify value is zero (0), it means that TRIM is enabled. If you got a result of one (1), TRIM is disabled.

Part 2: Enable or Disable Trim Support for SSD in Windows 10

If TRIM is disabled on your SSD, you can forcibly enable TRIM by running the below command in an elevated Command Prompt:
fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0

When you need to disable TRIM support for any reason, execute this command:
fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 1

That’s it!

How to Pin Control Panel or Settings App to Windows 10 Start Menu

December 2nd, 2019 by Admin

Is there a way to pin a particular Control Panel item to Start Menu? Pinning frequently used Control Panel items to Start Menu can improve your efficiency. In this tutorial we’ll show you an easy way to pin any Control Panel item and Settings app page to the Start Menu in Windows 10.

Part 1: Pin Control Panel Items to Windows 10 Start Menu

  1. Open the Control Panel and set the View by option to Large icons. Right-click on any specific item you want to pin on the Start Menu.

  2. Choose Pin to Start from the popup menu.

  3. That Control Panel item will appear on the right side of the Start Menu.

Part 2: Pin Settings App Pages to Windows 10 Start Menu

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings app and navigate to a specific settings page. On the left, right-click any settings tab you want to pin on the Start Menu. When the “Pin to Start” popup menu appears, click on it.

  2. Next, click Yes to confirm the action.

    Now you’ll find a new tile for that setting on the Start Menu.

That’s it!