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How to Check/Scan Your Disk/Drive & System Files in Windows 10

If you’re having problems with your Windows install, there are a couple of tools you can use to try and fix the problems. For...

How to change drive/disk/volume letter on Windows 10

On Windows 10, when you connect an internal or external drive to your computer, it’ll get a drive letter assigned automatically to identify the...

Checking drive read & write performance speed on Windows 10

When you get a new device, or you’re upgrading an existing hard drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD), it’s a good idea to test...

Here’s how to format a drive in exFAT so it works on both Windows...

There are many file formats that Windows 10 can read and exFat is one of them. So if you are wondering if Windows 10 can read...

How to Fix ‘USB Drive Not Recognised’

It's worrying if you see the message “USB Device Not Recognised” when you plug in a hard drive or USB flash drive full of...

How SSD Works

Solid state drives, or SSDs, are now common storage devices. But rising popularity rarely means rising understanding. If you’re not quite sure how an...

How to Clear and Make Space on Your Windows ‘C’ Drive

The all-important “C” drive is, for most people, the core of their PC, where their operating system is installed, and all the crucial system...

Why Solid-State Drives Slow Down When You Start Filling Them Up

The benchmarks are clear: Solid-state drives slow down as you fill them up. Fill your solid-state drive to near-capacity and its write performance will decrease dramatically....

What are the Dangers of an Untrusted USB Drive?

Using trusted USB drives that you own on your up-to-date, well-secured operating system is one thing, but what if your best friend stops by...

Can You Fix a Physically Broken USB Drive?

Sometimes accidents happen to a USB drive, and you find yourself in a very bad position when your only copy of an important document...

You Are Not Backing Up Your Photos If You Move Them to an External...

How do you store your photos? If you’re just dumping them on an external drive, that’s not a backup. You need to have multiple...

How to Restore Deleted Files from iCloud Drive

Losing files is gut-wrenching, especially if it’s an important work document or pictures of your kids. Online storage solutions usually offer a way to...

How to Mount and Use an exFAT Drive on Linux

The exFAT file system is ideal for flash drives and SD cards. It’s like FAT32, but without the 4 GB file size limit. You...

How to Use Google Drive on Linux

When Google introduced Google Drive in April 24, 2012, they promised Linux support “coming soon.” That was nearly five years ago. Google still hasn’t released an...

How to Change Drive Icons in Windows

If you’ve ever wished you could change the icon Windows uses for a drive in File Explorer, then you’re in luck. We have two ways...