Category Archives: Windows

Good way to Free up Storage Space

There are many reasons why you may be running out of storage space, especially on your boot or Drive C: hard drive.  Here is a good way of cleaning things up. In Windows 10, click the Windows start button and type in 'cleanup' to automatically search your system.  At the top, the 'Disk Cleanup' app should appear. Click on this to start the process.  You should be asked to select which drive if you have more than one drive in your system: Select the appropriate drive which should be (C:) and then click the OK button to start the scan.               Once the scan completes, you should be presented with the Disk Cleanup...

Windows 10 File Explorer won’t launch

I have run into this one quite a bit lately, specially on systems that open numerous files daily. If you go to open Windows Explorer and it either does not run or crashed, this will probably fix the issue for you. The biggest issue is to get to an Explorer window to disable the issue. First thing to try is the following:
  1. Right click on the File Explorer icon on the task bar and choose 'Unpin from Taskbar'.
  2. Press the 'Windows' key and the 'X' key at the same time, then select 'File Explorer' from the list.
  3. Right click the 'Quick Access' link and select 'Options'.
  4. Under the 'General' tab, choose 'Clear' in the 'Privacy' section.  This will help clear the File Explorer history.
  5. If you don't want to have to do this in the future...