Category Archives: Windows 10

Add User Profile Folder to Navigation Pane in Windows 10

Add User Profile Folder to Navigation Pane in Windows 10

The Navigation pane is a special area on the left of File Explorer which shows the folders and system places like This PC, Network, Libraries and so on. For faster access, you can add your user profile folder there. Under your user name, you will get all your personal folders listed and accessible with one click.

Add Safe Mode Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Safe Mode Context Menu in Windows 10

In a previous article, we saw how to create the shortcut for all Safe Mode variations in Windows 10. It was done with the help of VBScript scenarios. Let's use them to create a context menu with Safe Mode options.

Create Safe Mode Desktop Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Safe Mode Desktop Shortcut in Windows 10

Windows 10 inherited the boot options from Windows 8 and comes with the same graphical environment for various recovery related tasks. Due to this, the Safe mode is hidden by default in favor of the automatic repair engine shipped with the new OS. If you need to start Windows 10 in Safe mode, you might want to create a special Desktop shortcut to reboot the OS to Safe mode directly.

Change Startup Sound in Windows 10

Change Startup Sound in Windows 10

Every release of Windows since as far back as I can remember (Windows 3.1) has played a welcome sound at startup. In Windows NT-based systems, there is a startup sound as well as a separate logon sound. The startup sound can be enabled in Windows 10. In this article, we will see how to replace it with a custom sound.

Backup Security and Maintenance Notification Settings in Windows 10

Backup Security and Maintenance Notification Settings in Windows 10

When you are not using your PC, Windows 10 performs automatic maintenance. It is a daily scheduled task that runs out-of-the-box. When enabled, it performs various tasks like app updates, Windows updates, security scans and many other things. Occasionally, the OS displays notifications about Windows Update, Windows Defender, Disk Cleanup, and more. Today, we will see how to backup and restore security and maintenance notification settings in Windows 10.

Disable Security and Maintenance Notifications in Windows 10

Disable Security and Maintenance Notifications in Windows 10

When you are not using your PC, Windows 10 performs automatic maintenance. It is a daily scheduled task that runs out-of-the-box. When enabled, it performs various tasks like app updates, Windows updates, security scans and many other things. Occasionally, the OS displays notifications about Windows Update, Windows Defender, Disk Cleanup. The user can customize them and disable certain notifications.

Enable S Mode in Windows 10 ISO Image

Enable S Mode in Windows 10 ISO Image

As you may already know, Microsoft has cancelled Windows 10 S as a separate edition. Instead, there will be 'S mode', which can be enabled for any edition.  Let's see how to modify your Windows 10 ISO image with Windows 10 Version 1803 or later.

Change Default Sound Input Device in Windows 10

Change Default Sound Input Device in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the user can specify the default sound input device. Recent versions of the operating systems provide a number of ways to do it, including the Settings app, and the classic Sound applet of the Control Panel.

Backup and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Backup and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Sticky Notes is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app which is bundled with Windows 10 starting in "Anniversary Update" and comes with a number of features which the classic desktop app didn't have. In our previous article, we saw how to backup its settings and restore them when required or transfer them to another PC or user account. Today, we will see how to backup and restore your notes.