September 29, 2015

Mounting ISO files in Windows 10

If you are one of the users that upgraded from Windows 7 directly to Windows 10, you may have missed one of the neat additions in Windows 8 - the ability to mount ISO disk images in a virtual drive. With this, users can work with ISO images without any virtualization tool installed. So no need for Daemon Tools and similar utilities to install stuff from .iso images.

Related file extension(s): .iso

September 23, 2015

Top websites for download of free ebooks

Looking for some e-book and cannot find it? It can be really time consuming and frustrating to endlessly search all over internet to find a digital form of some specific publication. To save you time, we have prepared a list of some of the most important web sites that contains electronic publications for free. All of these top free ebook websites have large libraries of categorized books usually in PDF, ePUB, MOBI, or even some other digital format.

Related file extension(s): .epub .mobi .pdf

September 18, 2015

How to remove potential spy activities from Windows 10

Microsoft included various on-line background activities known as Diagnostics Tracking Service to latest Windows 10 that regularly send some of the information from user's computer to Microsoft servers. For some people this may be a big privacy violation that they have to send any data to Microsoft. Luckily for us, most of these unwanted features can be disabled by some tweaking tools listed in our article.

August 26, 2015

How to tweak context menu in Windows using Easy Context Menu utility

Short review about Easy Context Menu a very powerful tool for Windows that offers users a way to tweak their Windows Desktop, My Computer, drives, file and other folder context menus.

June 19, 2015

Show and hide file extensions in Windows 8.1

Short instructions about how to show or hide file extensions in Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system.

June 10, 2015

How to automatically download subtitles for movies in VLC media player

One of the most popular media player on market - the VLC Player - now also has its own plugin that allows users to quickly find subtitles for their movies. Let's take a look on it!

Related file extension(s): .srt .sub

June 10, 2015

How to extract images from Office documents

Learn how to easily extract images from documents created by Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Related file extension(s): .docx .dotx .ppsx .pptx .xlsx .xltx

June 10, 2015

How to automatically download subtitles for movies in VLC Media Player for Mac

If you you love movies in original version and you are not good in foreign languages, you will be in need of subtitles in your language. Luckily, the popular VLC Media Player supports plug-ins and one of them called VLSub can help you to find subtitles directly in VLC Player.

Related file extension(s): .srt .sub

May 11, 2015

View downloaded NFO file

When downloading from internet, you can notice a small .nfo file that can be found in the package. This is information file for the download and sadly shares the same file extension as one of the default file types in Windows. You can view these internet nfo files using any text editor, but because they are specially formatted you will be better off with a dedicated NFO viewer.

Related file extension(s): .nfo

May 1, 2015

Cisco TeslaDecrypt utility - Decrypt it yourself

In March 2015 a new type of ransomware affected thousands of users. It encrypts all kinds of documents, databases, photos and even some game files and for most, the only option would be to recover from previous backup. Luckily some people at Cisco reversed the process and offered at least partially working utility - the TeslaDecrypt.

Related file extension(s): .ecc

April 21, 2015

Free File-Extensions.org Search application for Windows

Look for information about any file extension and its associated programs directly from Windows using free File-Extensions.org Search utility

March 16, 2015

How to install firmware from kdz files to LG Android smartphones

Learn how to easily flash firmware to your LG smart phone with Google Android operating system with LG Flash Tool 2014.

Related file extension(s): .kdz

February 4, 2015

How to create embroidery design from a photo or picture

A company logo, a funny pictogram or whatever picture can be nowadays turned in to embroidery design. Some simple images can be turned to embroideries even by users with a basics understanding of graphics editing and proper software and we will show you how.

Related file extension(s): .dst .emb .emf .gif .hus .jef .jpg .pec .pes .png .svg .wmf .xxx

February 3, 2015

How to backup and restore WhatsApp chat messages

WhatsApp is currently one of the most popular and probably also greatest instant messaging programs that allows users to quickly communicate or chat on mobile devices. It is always good to know about the chat backup and restore function in WhatsApp, before you lose some important or memorably chat conversations and their attachments.

Related file extension(s): .crypt .crypt5 .crypt6 .crypt7 .crypt8 .db .db.crypt5 .db.crypt7 .db.crypt8 .sqlite

February 3, 2015

How to run WhatsApp messenger on Windows or Mac

WhatsApp Messenger is available only for mobile platforms and so far there has been no announcement for any desktop client. However there exist several solutions how to run WhatsApp on desktop computers and we will show you some of them.

Related file extension(s): .crypt .crypt5 .crypt6 .crypt7 .crypt8 .db.crypt5 .db.crypt7 .db.crypt8

December 4, 2014

How to create OS X 10.10 Yosemite bootable installation flash drive

The fastest way 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 OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

December 3, 2014

How to make bootable Windows 8.1 installation media or USB drive using Microsoft Windows Installation Media Creation Tool

Short tip how to create installation ISO image, or bootable installation USB drive of Windows 8.1 with Windows 8.1 media backup software.

Related file extension(s): .iso

November 7, 2014

How to run Android applications in Google Chrome web browser

Chrome OS contains App Runtime for Chrome platform that allows users to run Android apps natively on their computers. Stand-alone Chrome web browser doesn't support this feature, but a developer named Vlad Filippov programmed plugin that enables users to run Android apps in Chrome.

Related file extension(s): .apk

October 30, 2014

How to get png or jpg icon from an app on Mac

Short instructions how to use Finder and default OS X Preview app to export icons from ICNS file to PNG, JPG and other formats.

Related file extension(s): .icns

October 29, 2014

How to change app icon on Mac

Much like Windows users, even Mac OS X users can change program icons of their apps. It's not hard at all, and we will explain it in few steps in this short article.

Related file extension(s): .app .icns

October 24, 2014

How to transfer WhatsApp chats from phone to phone on same platform

This article shows you how to transfer WhatsApp chat history between old and new devices on same platform. This operation seems to be difficult, however if you follow our instructions, you can solve the problem in few easy steps.

Related file extension(s): .crypt .crypt12 .crypt5 .crypt6 .crypt7 .crypt8 .db .sqlite

August 20, 2014

How to turn any YouTube video to an animated GIF

Ever seen animated picture in some Facebook or forum post and wondered how people make them? Now everyone can make such GIF, without installing any software with the gifyoutube.com

Related file extension(s): .gif

August 6, 2014

How to set size limit for Outlook PST and OST files

The size of Outlook personal folder files are limited by the default settings of Outlook. The PST/OST file size is different for various Outlook versions. If you get too many e-mail messages with large e-mail attachments you can increase the PST file limit. On the other hand, on slower machines, or small hard drive, you can decrease the size of PST file for better computer performance. We will show how to set size limit for Outlook *.PST and *.OST files with Microsoft Windows Registry Editor.

Related file extension(s): .ost .pst

August 1, 2014

How to recover unsaved or corrupted Microsoft Office and OpenDocument documents

Losing unsaved work or having badly saved document can be a truly nighmare. Not all is lost however and modern office programs usually have some sort of recovery and auto save function and there are also 3rd party apps that can be used for document recovery.

Related file extension(s): .asd .bak .doc .docm .docx .odp .ods .odt .ppt .pptm .pptx .wbk .xls .xlsm .xlsx

July 22, 2014

Why do I need to backup my data and files

Operating system crashes, malware, hardware fails, human factor, just a few examples of how you can lose valuable data - forever. Data recovery without backup is very difficult, time consuming and expensive process which is not in most cases 100% successful. This article covers pretty much the basics about computer and data backup solutions.

Related file extension(s): .backupdb .dsk .sparsebundle .sparseimage .tbi .tib .wbcat .wbverify .win

July 21, 2014

More information about Google Android THUMBDATA files

Some digital camera, or media browsing and syncing apps on Android devices cause that .thumbdata files are generated on the storage. These can take up considerable amount of space and are pretty hard to reliably remove. This article pools all the general knowledge about this file type found on internet, together with an easy solution to cripple and thus disable this feature.

Related file extension(s): .thumbdata .thumbdata-idx3 .thumbdata3 .thumbdata3--1763508120 .thumbdata3--1967290299 .thumbdata3--number .thumbdata4 .thumbdata4--1763508120 .thumbdata4--1967290299 .thumbdata5 .thumbdata5--1763508120_0 .thumbdata5--1967290299_0

July 15, 2014

How to print anything to PDF using virtual PDF printer

Microsoft added support for the PDF format to its Microsoft Office suite since version 2007. However, Microsoft Windows still does not natively support PDF, only Microsoft's alternative document format known as XPS or OpenXPS. If you want to be able to export any file to PDF on Windows, you have to install a virtual PDF printer.

Related file extension(s): .pdf

July 9, 2014

How to open, view and convert XPS and OXPS documents on Mac

Apple Mac OS X doesn't have support for viewing of both XPS and OXPS documents in its defaul Preview pictures and documents viewing tool. However, there do exist some solutions for both of these formats on Mac.

Related file extension(s): .oxps .xps

July 7, 2014

How to change the default format for Microsoft XPS Document Writer in Windows 8

OXPS documents are exclusive to Windows 8 and cannot be opened in previous versions. Whilst the Windows 8 XPS Writer can save to both OXPS and XPS format, but default it saves in the new format which means users have to manually pick the older format for backward compatibility. There is however a Windows group policy that can switch the defaults so the XPS is the preselected choice in XPS Writer.

Related file extension(s): .oxps .xps

July 6, 2014

How to work with OXPS documents without Windows 8

Microsoft's XPS and especially the newer OXPS documents file give many users nasty headaches. Receveing one of these *.oxps documents and trying to figuring out how to access them without Windows 8 can be really difficult. This article covers most of such issues and presents possible solutions when handling OXPS documents without Windows 8.

Related file extension(s): .oxps .pdf .xps

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