How to Create Zip Archive on Mac OS X?

Making Zip archives on Mac OS X is not a difficult task. The necessity of making a zip archive comes for all the users in one or the other way. Some makes zip archives by compressing a large number of files to free some space on their systems and some used this advance technique to transfer large number of files over a network. Mac OS X Finder provides an option to make zip formatted compressed archives of multiple files. Compressed archives provide a fast and handy method to decreases the size of one or more files or folders prior to

Imaging vs. Backup software

Imaging and Backup may sound same but in real they are different. There are a lot of differences between imaging data and data backup. Imaging is the secondary storage of the needed data on a single roof. All the data will be bound in a single file format such as an ISO, DAA disk image file types. There is several images backup software available in the internet market for free as well as a paid one.  At the same time data backup refers to the secondary data of the needed one which are stored as it is. For example if

Best Way to Find Hidden Files and Folders in Windows

Hidden files in Windows are normal files but are made invisible. Actually there are two forms of hidden files, the files with “H” attribute are marked by user as hidden and files with “S” attribute are system files marked by OS to prevent the files from being edited by novice users. These system files can be made visible by sending request to the Microsoft OS.  It is also possible to find the files and folders that are hidden by the users. You might be exhausted of searching for those hidden files and folders on your system. However, the procedure to

How to remove Temporary Internet files?

As you visit web pages on the internet using any web browser, automatically all visited page URLs will be saved on your computer hard drive. This allows you to load these pages quickly when you wish to revisit them. All these cache files will be stored in temp folder on your computer hard drive. But, this allows other users who have access to your PC to use or view your private data easily. Moreover, keeping excess of these cookies and the web history details will lead degradation of system performance. They occupy unnecessary storage space and thus make your browser

How to protect Word 2010 document?

More and more users are now liable on the Microsoft Word 2010 as best word processing software. These Word documents might contain sensitive information like personal data (bank account numbers, passwords etc.) and information about your business. In either case, you have to protect your Word 2010 document from intruders or some other data disaster situations.  Hence, Microsoft Word has come up with certain security features with its 2010 version. These features can be used to protect the document in different ways. It includes password protecting the document, making certain parts of the documents as read-only, sealing it with a

Troubleshoot Not a Valid Win32 Application Problem

Factors such as infected files, incompatible files, bad files and hardware incompatibility could cause the “Not a valid win 32 application” problem while opening a file or even after starting up PC. It is one of the most common problem and is faced by many Windows operating system users across the world. But, no need to worry because you can easily fix this issue by following some simple instructions. Once you repaired this issue, your system will return to normal. If you are trying to install a program from a disc then taka it out from CD ROM drive and

How to remove duplicate files in Windows?

Is your system has become junked up with duplicate files? Want to clean up the mess? Then just read below… Duplicate files and folders can clutter up your Windows computer, and can cause confusion. This can happen when same file is saved at different locations. Presence of these duplicate files on your system causes many issues. For example, since both the files have same name, you might delete the most recent file instead of deleting the older one. Additionally, it eats up your disk space and creates unnecessary file confusion. Hence, it’s advisable to remove these duplicate files to free

How to Clean Unwanted files from your Hard Drive?

Occasional as you use your hard drive, it becomes clogged with unwanted and unnecessary files which would consume more system resources. At times it could even accumulate a number of large, space-wasting files that are of no value to you. These files could be your internet history, old files and many more. Longer these files stay on your hard drive, more likelihood that your hard drive speed and efficiency declines. Hence, such files needs to be reviewed manually and cleared from the hard drive. If your hard drive is cluttered with programs and files, you can clear them from the

Do’s & Don’ts to protect your data

Data becomes most vital aspect for most of us. Whether it’s your personal data like pictures, songs, videos etc. or business related data like Word documents, Excel sheets, important Presentations etc. every bit of it becomes priceless. Do you think your data is safe on your drive; it can be pen drive, external HDD, hard drive or any other storage device? If you say yes, you are wrong!! Data loss can strike at any time. It can be the result of a severe disaster, such as hard drive crash or formatting or virus infection etc. your entire data that’s vital

How to avoid USB stick data loss?

USB stick is one of smallest storage device that can store data in huge amount and it is comfortable in portability. Majorly, many users use USB stick to transfer data from one system to other or to preserve backup of important data. As storing resumes, portfolio, photos, documents or whatever, on a USB stick and bringing it to printer shop to take printout of them and finding that no data in it.  Do not let it to happen to you. Go through below mentioned measures to preserve USB stick data intact. Always eject USB sticks using “Safe Remove” option only