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File Organization Made Easy

Directory TreeA simple guide to keeping better track of your files using Windows 7 or Vista

Before I became a computer technician, the files on my computer were a mess. I would lose data and tons of work only to find them later in a place where they didn’t belong. If you find yourself in the same situation, here are some tips to keep your files organized.

Understanding the directory structure

Almost since day one, Windows has offered a place for users to keep their files: “My Documents”. In more recent versions of Windows it’s just “Documents” and it’s located under your user folder along with Pictures, Music and Videos. You can get to these folders by looking under your user name on the Start Menu. The basic structure of these folders will help you keep your files organized by category or type...

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Russian hackers may have your password

“Russian hackers steal over a billion passwords”

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Recently in the news we heard about a group of Russian hackers who managed to steal 1.2 billion usernames and passwords. While we still don’t know what the hackers were planning to do with these passwords, there is one thing we can safely assume, it won’t be good.

What can we do?
Change your passwords right away. We should not give them time to use any of the information they have taken. Keep in mind there are some important guidelines to maintaining your security. Here are some tips on how to do so:

1)      Do not use old passwords. If you have used the password online in the past, chances are they already have it. Come up with a completely new password.

2)      Do not use common knowledge passwords...

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A Good Reason To Buy a PC Soon

Today I would like to talk about why you should buy a computer soon. The answer is: Windows 8. Confused? Let me explain. Windows 8 is being pushed by Microsoft just like every other version of Windows they’ve released. If you are a techie like me, you’ve noticed a pattern of every other version of Windows being a complete dud. Well we’re on the dud version again. Ex: Windows XP (good), Vista (bad), Windows 7 (good), now it’s Windows 8 (bad again).Read More