Windows 10 adds a mind-numbingly simple backup system called File History that few people seem to know about. To use it, simply plug in an external hard drive and Windows automatically archives files to it. Even better, Windows saves old versions of your files, so if you make a colossal mistake and overwrite your novel with the grocery list, you’ll be able to get it back. Turn on File History by searching for that phrase within Windows and selecting On. Just remember to have an external drive connected, or network drives are also supported.A different app, available under “Restore your files with File History” in Windows, can be used to recover lost data. How to Add OneDrive to the Send To Context Menu in Windows 7 or 8.1 How to Insert a YouTube Video Into a Microsoft Word Document in Office 2013 Shut down Windows 8 from the keyboard How to copy command prompt outputs to the Windows Clipboard here Sticky Notes: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-Sticky-Notes Complete Guide to Creating and Editing PDFs for Free How to install freeware cleanly – a catalog of the most dubious crapware installation methodshttp://goo.gl/xyJxs The Easiest, Fastest Way to Update or Install Software: https://ninite.com/
Quick keyboard shortcut to shut down Win 7, press one at a time
Windows key, Right arrow, Enter
Making your own QR codes: http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ or http://www.qrstuff.com/ this may be something fun to try, I have a new QR code on the front page of the PC outlaws website.
Window 7 Help and Help Menus
Finding help with the following online URL’s.
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/windows7 free online tutorials
http://baycongroup.com/ free online tutorials
http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/ tutorial on all things e-mail
MS Word 2007 uses a “?”For the Help and downloads from MS Office Online.
Windows Explorer: Help (after turning on the Menu Bar; Organize>Layout>Menu Bar) otherwise you have to use the “?” (question mark).
Most MS applications have the “help” located on the Menu Toolbar.
Windows Start (Windows Orb) “Search Programs and Files”
Note: in “Help” about gives you information about the application.Steve SolbergSequim PC Users GroupNovember 12, 2011
How to Use Windows Live Mesh 2011 to Sync Data Online to Windows SkyDrive
Hardware failure and system crashes are not uncommon events. One night you are working on your computer without any problem and next morning when you wake up your computer fails to boot. Suddenly you realize you are in a big mess as the last backup you made was about a week old and all your latest data is gone in a snap. Been in this dismal situation before?
If you don’t want to end up losing your important documents or files saved on your computer, storing them online too, apart from the usual external-hard-disk-style-backup, is the best option.
In this article, we will talk about Microsoft’s cloud storage service called SkyDrive that provides up to 25GB of free storage, and we’ll see how we can use Windows Live Mesh to sync data from the computer to the SkyDrive.
Windows Live Mesh
Windows Live Mesh is part of the free Windows Live Essentials suite, and is designed to sync your files, folders and settings between two computer or on the cloud.
Setting up the Sync
Step 1: Download and Install Windows Live Mesh on the computer you want to sync to the cloud, and launch it. Before you start you need to sign in with a Windows Live account. If you don’t have an Windows Live account yet you can get one from Windows Live homepage (a hotmail account is also a Windows live account, in case you didn’t know).
Step 2: Once you are in, you will land up on the Windows Live Mesh main program interface. To start a folder synchronization process, click on Sync a folder.
Step 3: Select the folder you want to sync to your Windows SkyDrive.
Step 4: Select SkyDrive synced storage as the storage location and click on ok. This is the same SkyDrive account that’s connected to your Windows Live account.
Step 5: The program will start the synchronization process. The initial sync may take time depending upon the size of the folder. In the mean while you can switch to some other work and let the program run in the background.
Once your initial synchronization completes you can view your files on Windows Sky Drive online storage space under the Synced Folders.
Its all done now, any changes you make to the synced folder online or offline will be reflected on both the ends. You can add more folders to your SkyDrive by repeating the process from step 3 above.
Windows Mesh integration with SkyDrive is a very nice effort to keep our work synchronized and backed up in the simplest way possible. Also, the free account offers you a decent 25 GB online storage space which is more than what most of the other such storage services provide.