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How to show file extensions in Windows

There are several ways to make the Windows Explorer show full file extensions. The most consistent method I like to use is the following: Windows 7 and 8 click Start to find a Search Box type Folder Options and select it click the View Tab find the option “hide extensions for known file types” untick … Read more

How to restart Windows via RDP

When you’re connected via RDP to a remote Windows machine, the Restart and Shutdown options are not there. Instead they’ve been replaced with only a lonely disconnect option to end your session. To restart or shutdown your remote machine we’ll have to use the command line’s shutdown command. Here’s how.   At the Command Prompt … Read more

How to auto-start programmes in Windows

Remember the humble Autostart folder in Windows 3.1? You could simply add shortcuts to your favourite “apps” or documents to it which would automatically launch when Windows started. Except we didn’t call them “apps” in those days. It’s still possible to use this handy feature in Windows XP, Windows 7 and even Windows 8.1 – … Read more

What are the credentials to your AirPort Time Capsule

There is something I keep forgetting time and time again: the credentials to my AirPort Time Capsule. It serves as my router, Time Machine Backup disk and even as shared storage for internal use, thanks to an attached USB drive. All our Macs connect to both drives automatically and without fail – but every once … Read more