April 28, 2017

How to open and work with DAT files

Almost every computer user sooner or later encounters .dat files, either as part of one of the programs installed on the computer or perhaps as e-mail attachment. Let's check out some options how to open and work with .dat files or even find out from which program they are and what is their purpose.

Related file extension(s): .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat .dat

March 21, 2017

Windows 10 and OXPS documents

OXPS documents are nothing new for Windows 8 users, but may surprise users that upgraded their Windows 7 or even older machines to Windows 10. This may present unexpected complications for someone who was really was used to .xps documents, so this article covers the basics about OXPS format in Windows 10.

Related file extension(s): .oxps .xps

March 15, 2017

Show and hide file extensions in Windows 10

Short instructions about how to show and hide file extensions in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.

March 3, 2017

How to clear default apps associations in Android system

This article covers the basics of resting or changing default application association in Google Android operating system.

Related file extension(s): .apk

March 2, 2017

How to Enable TFTP and Telnet Client in Windows 10

Most users are not familiar with Telnet and TFTP protocol, but it once has been pretty common thing to use by both system administrators and gamers alike. Although disabled by default since Windows 7, you can easily restore the functions even in latest Windows 10 and we will show you how.

February 26, 2017

Search File-Extensions.org's database by single click from Windows context menu

Do you often deal with unknown file types and wonder what is their purpose and why they can be found on your computer in the first place? We have for you a small simple utility that adds a new item called Search Extension to Windows context menu which works every time you right click on some file either on Desktop, in File Explorer or using other file management tools.

February 14, 2017

Google Android APK application package file format description

The APK file format is default application package format used by operating system for smart phones and tablet computers called Google Android. Android APK archive contains all important data to run Android application stored in it.

Related file extension(s): .apk .arsc .asec .dex

January 23, 2017

How to extract images and texts from PDF files

Because PDF is an open standard, it is supported by various applications, such as text editors, vector and raster graphics editors, etc. it is very easy to export pdf files from these programs, but vice versa edit or extract texts, images from PDF document can be much more difficult for users. Learn how to easily work with PDF documents in this article.

Related file extension(s): .pdf

January 19, 2017

How to backup and restore Chrome extensions

Chrome web browser offers user many extensions (add-ons) that can greatly enhance the functionality of the browser or add some handy functions. Some users may then become so accustomed to some extensions that they cannot imagine working without them. Let's check how you can quickly get your favourite Chrome extensions to another computer.

Related file extension(s): .crx

January 19, 2017

How to open pkpass file

Additional information about Passbook .pkpass files. How to open pkpass Passbook file on mobile phones, PC or Mac and convert it to other file formats.

Related file extension(s): .mswallet .pkpass

January 16, 2017

What is AAE file, how to work with it

Information about Apple side cars and review of AAE format used by Apple Photos app from macOS and iOS.

Related file extension(s): .aae

January 12, 2017

How to disable the AutoPlay function in Microsoft Windows operating system

AutoPlay function is one of the integral part of Windows operating system. This small article covers the basics of AutoPlay and shows users how to disable it through Windows Control panels, together with some tips and information about this subject.

January 11, 2017

How to extract pictures from Microsoft Word documents

Many users need to get quickly pictures out of Word documents and either do not have access to Word or need to quickly get pictures out of many documents. A simple way to extract documents out of MS Word documents exist and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .doc .docx

January 10, 2017

How to install new fonts in various versions of Windows

Fonts are a great way to enrich your documents and there is simply not enough of them. You can find many sites that offer great looking fonts, but some users have trouble with adding them to Windows so they can be used Word and other programs. This article covers the basics about installing new fonts in Windows with a little bit of additional information about fonts in general.

Related file extension(s): .compositefont .fon .ofm .otf .pfb .pfm .ttc .ttf

December 20, 2016

What is WVE file, how to open and convert it

Short article with tips about how to work with .wve projects files used by Filmora and Wondershare Video Editor.

Related file extension(s): .wve

December 9, 2016

Ransomware Alert: Beware of suspicious emails with harmful attachments

Everyone who has e-mail addresses experiences unexpected messages sooner or later. You should always take extra attention when dealing with suspicious e-mails from unknown senders and especially if they contain attachment that supposedly contains something you need to see.

Related file extension(s): .doc .docx .pdf .zip

November 29, 2016

Basic subtitle guide: How to watch movies with subtitles

Subtitles area very common thing for experienced computer users and they use them without any trouble. But for less savvy casual users subtitles can be sometimes overwhelming. How to find them? Which to chose? How to use them? These and many other questions come are frequently asked and hence we have prepared a little subtitle guide that should cover most basics and should be understandable even for beginners.

Related file extension(s): .aqt .ass .cdg .mpsub .pjs .psb .rt .rum .smi .srt .ssa .sub .w32

November 9, 2016

Top free video converters

Do you need to convert some of your videos to different formats and have no idea which converter to pick? There is like dozen, if not hundreds available all over internet and it seems like all of them offer users the same features. So lets check the most popular ones.

Related file extension(s): .3g2 .3gp .3gpp .amv .asf .avi .div .divx .dvr-ms .f4v .flv .h264 .m2ts .mkv .mov .mp3 .mp4 .mpeg .mpg .mts .rm .rmm .ts .webm .wmv

September 29, 2016

How to create macOS 10.12 Sierra bootable installation flash drive

This article show you how to restore the system on your Mac without recovery partition is to use a bootable installation flash drive and this article will show you how to create such installation disk with macOS Sierra.

Related file extension(s): .dmg

September 22, 2016

How to export and convert text from scanned document to text file

If you need to recover texts from scanned or photographed documents, you will need some kind of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) solution. Many mobile apps and desktop software exists for this purpose, but you can even find some web based services that allow you conveniently recover the text from scanned PDFs or pictures directly through your web browser.

Related file extension(s): .txt

August 4, 2016

How to install Microsoft Windows without DVD or USB installation media

Microsoft Windows system is typically installed on computers with DVD installation media or with USB flash drive. However, another alternative method of Windows installation exist, i.e. installation directly from hard drive using ISO image and this article show you how.

Related file extension(s): .iso .wim

August 3, 2016

How to print old .prn files in Windows

Before virtual PDF printer was common function in Windows s, the only way to produce a print file was by using a special Print to file option that saved a .prn filee Then virtual PDF printers became common, and the print to file function fell into obscurity and nowdays most people do not even know about it. Sometimes users find old .prn files and wonder how they can print or convert them and this article covers the basics about printing or conversion of prn files.

Related file extension(s): .prn

July 29, 2016

How to apply themes from Windows 10 in older Windows 7

Windows 8 introduced new wide desktop wallpapers that could be simultaneously shown on dual monitors simultaneously. This change also changed the default themes from THEMEPACK to DESKTHEMEPACK and this remains the same even in the later Windows 8.1 and latest Windows 10. Unfortnately, this means that new themes distributed by Microsoft cannot be used on previous Windows 7 machines and you have to use a little workaround and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .deskthemepack .themepack

July 20, 2016

Creating Comic eBooks

Comic books are a popular printed medium that first appeared in the first half of the 20th century. Even in the age of digital books and internet, many people still collect and read comic books, but digital versions of the comics are common. In this article we will show you one the easiest way how you can make your own digital version of comic books that you can share with others.

Related file extension(s): .cbr .cbz

June 24, 2016

How to open and convert Keynote presentations online using iWork for iCloud

Keynotes are popular presentations made on Apple computers and devices with the Keynote app, formerly part of the iWorks office productivity bundles. Former iWorks formats were notoriously hard to convert to MS Office alternatives but now you can do it comfortably in your web browser using iWork for iCloud.

Related file extension(s): .key .keynote

June 24, 2016

How to create your own audio books from e-books

Audio books are excellent alternatives to standard e-books in situations when you are in no mood for reading, need alternative to music, or just want something to listen to before you fall asleep. You can buy many professionally made audio books from Audible or similar websites, but if you have deep pocket, you can make your own, free audio books from e-books and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .azw .azw3 .epub .fb2 .lit .mobi .mp3 .ogg .prc .wma .zab

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