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Warning Signs of a Hard Drive Crash

Every user has loads of photos, documents, video files, Office files, and other data stored on hard drive. And since most of the people today own laptops, and external hard drives, which get dragged around a bit, a hard drive’s lifespan ranges probably between 3 to 5 years, depending on usage, and other factors. In most cases, the hard drive fails slowly over time, which gives you a hint and you need to copy your data and replace the storage drive before it could eventually crash. If you don’t know how long your hard drive will keep going, then here

Fix Windows 10 not Detecting Second Hard Drive

Some people use two hard drives for additional space or backup purposes. It is a common complaint that the second drive isn’t shown on My Computer after Windows 10 upgrade. This could be because the drive letter is missing or the drivers are outdated. In severe cases, your hard drive may not be detected if partitions on your drive are lost. This article describes the troubleshooting steps for the second hard drive not detected. Change drive letter Sometimes your hard drive may be properly connected and functioning well. But if it doesn’t have a letter assigned, then it will not

Fix SSD not Showing Up in Windows 10 without Data Loss

Sometimes you may encounter situations where your SSD does not show up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. It is a common situation often caused due to simple issues such as when the SSD is not initialized or when the drive letters are missing. In severe cases, partition loss due to file system corruption or virus attacks can at times result in SSD not showing up. Initialize SSD If your SSD is new and not initialized, it won’t show on My Computer. To initialize SSD, you need to access Disk Management. But if your disk has been initialized before and

What You Should Do When a System Cannot Boot from a Hard Drive

A boot device is a hardware that contains files required for a computer to start. A hard drive, USB, CD or DVD are all considered boot devices. This article explains the troubleshooting process if you cannot boot from a hard drive. Check boot sequence You may need to check if the boot sequence is in place. To do this, you will need to access BIOS. To enter BIOS, restart your computer. As soon as you see the manufacturer’s logo, note the key specified to enter Setup. The most common ones are F1, F2. Press the key and enter BIOS. In

Solution to QuickTime MP4 Playback Problems on macOS High Sierra

Problems while playing video files is common. But the situation turns annoying when you don’t know how to fix the issue and get back to playing the video. On one such occasion, you had upgraded to the latest macOS High Sierra version. After that, there have been issues with MP4 video. The MP4 file has playback problems on QuickTime. Well, you don’t have to worry as there is a solution for every problem. Listed here are a few solutions to playback problems with QuickTime MP4 file on macOS High Sierra. Install QuickTime 7 Pro: Try installing QuickTime 7 Pro. This

How to Import OST Emails to Office 365

Have you ever thought of the advantages of having Exchange mailbox data on a cloud platform like Office 365? If you have internet connectivity, then emails in Office 365 can be universally accessible. So for this purpose, many users are moving their offline Outlook Data file (OST) to Office 365. There are various methods by which you can do this. So how to import OST emails to Office 365 account? You cannot directly move Outlook to Office 365 environment. You can convert OST file to PST and then upload to Office 365 account. Additionally, you can also make use of

Solved – After Effects Won’t Import MP4 Files

We all know that MP4 is supported by After Effects. However, many users have been facing issues when they try to import an MP4 file into After Effects. Why is this happening? And how to fix this issue? Well, you could be facing importing issues due to the MP4 file codec. After Effects prefers H.264 and MPEG4 codecs, while MP4 is a container format which can hold various audio and video codecs. So if you receive an error message, or the video display is not proper, then you may have to install the codec used by the file. But then

How to Send Executable Files by Email

Executable files cannot be sent over email by just attaching them. You might be knowing this. Few old tricks like changing the file extension to .jpg from .exe, sending the file into a ZIP folder, or else adding some random file extension will not work. So here is one method that will work. You can encrypt your executable file into an image file, send it by mail, get it decrypted, and extracted by the receiver. Remember, you shouldn’t run any attachment files from an unknown source on your PC. The process is as follows: Prepare the file to be sent

Play, Convert, Edit MXF Files on Windows and Mac

Canon is the first company to make its MXF videos to manage and playback without the use of full-brown NLE (non-linear editing) software. In order to do this, it came up with the software called XF Utility. This utility offers various options for managing and playing back clips recorded with Canon HD camcorders compatible with MXF files. In order to ensure that their videos have the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems, Canon adopts MPEG-2 for the Professional Camcorder. But, the MXF codec provides the bandwidth needed to capture the superior resolution and color in spectacular detail

How to Convert GoPro HEVC Videos to H.264 Using HandBrake

If you are looking to convert HEVC files from a GoPro Hero6 Black, then the reason might be – you have stuck in an event wherein you have recorded a video in HEVC settings and don’t have a compatible device to play your recordings. Well, this post helps in successfully converting HEVC (H.265) footage from your HERO6 Black so that it can be played on devices that are not HEVC-compatible. This can be done by using HandBrake. Download and install it so you can begin! How to do it? Step 1: Open HandBrake. Under “Source Selection” on the left sidebar, select “File“ and