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Turn Off Unwanted Windows 10 Apps Running in the Background

Turn Off unwanted Windows 10 apps running in the background

In today’s busy world it’s always nice to get a notification of a new email or an alarm clock reminding you of an appointment. Yes, Windows 10 has this amazing feature of running these apps in the background. These apps get updated with live tiles and they save you from spending time while waiting for it to get new data. True, it’s made a lot of things easy and some apps are required to be running in the background. But, should all the apps need to be running in the background? Is that really necessary? I mean how much of

Troubleshooting ‘ost file cannot be accessed’ Error

Troubleshooting 'ost file cannot be accessed error

The advancement in technology has definitely made things easier. Life has not only gotten easier with sending emails and receiving them but also has gotten faster. To be able to send files and folders on email of important documents has made work life so much easier. But every time you encounter an error message you feel there possibly cannot be anything more irritating than this at that particular time. Well, It’s ok to think that especially, if you are unable to access your outlook data file or if you need to troubleshoot because of an error message that says ‘ost file

Difference Between PST File, PST Archives and OST Files

Outlook is among the most famous applications used on Windows computers across the globe. Most of the official emails as well as personal emails are read on Outlook most of the times. There is a huge crowd that prefers synchronizing all of their mailboxes on Outlook. The personal folder file on your Outlook contains all of your emails that are sent or received by you. This has an extension of .pst and is called Personal Storage Table. There are other files which are called pst archive and ost files which contain information. Most users misunderstand these files which may be

What Are The Benefits of Having a Wireless Hard Drive?

What are the benefits of having a wireless hard drive?

There is nothing more important than having accessibility to your files and work related information then having it with you anytime and anywhere you require it. And how much of data that one can actually store on their cell phones? Well, not much then, the easiest way to have your data with you every time you need it is with carrying around a hard drive to be specific – a wireless hard drive. Will, wondering if it will actually make any difference? Yes, there are many benefits of having a wireless hard drive. Wondering what they are? To know the

Different Types of Formatting: Full and Quick Format

difference between quick format and a full format

Whenever you format your disks or pen drive or memory card, the computer prompts for a quick format or a full format. Most of the times, the users ignore the difference between them and go for any one of them. Mostly they prefer going for a quick format option. So what could possibly be the difference between quick format and a full format? Let’s discuss this in detail. You might have seen this option while formatting any pen drive or any local drive of your computer. This creates a quite significant difference in the way your memory unit is formatted

Convert Hard Drive or Flash Drive from FAT 32 to NTFS

convert a hard drive or flash drive from FAT32 to NTFS

There is one significant drawback of using a disk with an FAT32 file system. With a FAT32 formatted hard drive or flash drive, you can only read and write small files with maximum file size of 4 GB. This makes operating in modern computers quite difficult for anyone. The FAT32 file system is created to hold small size files for any operation on the computer. In order to use it for larger files, you have to convert a hard drive or flash drive from FAT32 to NTFS format file system. The advantage of FAT32 is also unavoidable in this regard.

Convert Formatted Drive From Mac to Windows

how to convert Mac formatted hard drive to Windows formatted

The Hard Drives formatted for mac have an HFS+ file system. This file system is specifically for Mac systems and windows can’t read this file system. You can have access to the HFS + file system hard drive on windows with the help of any third party software. There are a number of tools that can help you in this regard. But using a third party all the time for accessing a hard drive on windows is not good. A user has to know how to convert Mac formatted hard drive to Windows formatted. The Windows system uses a hard

Difference Between Black, Blue, Red and Purple WD SSD and HDD

difference between black, blue, red and purple WD SSD and HDD

You might have purchased the Western digital hard drive once or twice, or may be a number of times. There is a peculiar classification of these hard drives by the manufacturer. They come in color coding as WD Black, WD Blue, WD red and WD Purple. If you have not noticed it, try to notice the next time you see these hard drives. Most users wonder what can possibly be the difference between black, blue, red and purple WD SSD and HDD? This is a simple and effective move to differentiate among various hard drives from Western Digital. There is

How Many Times can You Format an HDD or SSD?

How many times can you format HDD or SSD?

We are a generation that is quite accustomed to formatting an HDD or SSD. And most often or not we choose to format it for varied reasons right bought a second hand hard drive to drive that was formatted for another operating system like Linux or Mac. Well, the reason for formatting can be any and it does not matter as it is popularly known for humans to err so we have found ourselves at times formatting HDD or SDD accidently. Therefore, wiping the hard drive clean for reason any or many does not account. What matters is how many

Fixing Compact Flash Cards Issues

Fixing compact flash card issues

Some of our best memories are captured in photos. And I’m sure most of you do go on those reminiscing journey with your photos may be from your school days, college days, summer camps etc. Yes, there truly are no better ways to capture and cherish those times than in photos. But what do you do when your photos that are captured and stored in a Compact Flash card gets corrupted. The sad sulking feeling seeps in and you try to figure out a way to fix them just as you try to jog your memory to relive those moments.