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Change Offline Files Disk Usage Limit in Windows 10

Change Offline Files Disk Usage Limit in Windows 10

Offline Files is a special feature of Windows that allows you to access files stored on a network share locally, even when you are not connected to that network. By default, the OS limits the local disk space that offline files take to 25% of the system drive. The limit includes the local disk space used by cached files that were made available offline, and automatically cached files which were accessed by the user on a network share. Here is how to change this.

Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Offline Files Folder Shortcut in Windows 10

As you may already know, Offline Files is a special feature of Windows that allows you to access files stored on a network share locally, even when you are not connected to that network. In modern Windows version, it includes a special "Always Offline" mode, that saves your bandwidth by syncing files between your PC and the appropriate network share periodically.

Enable Always Offline Mode for Files in Windows 10

Enable Always Offline Mode for Files in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a feature called Offline Files that allows making network files and folders available offline when you’re not connected to that network. This feature is very useful when you need to access network resources while offline. You can mark a file or a folder as 'always available offline' to keep its copy stored on your computer. Here is how it can be done.

Enable Offline Files in Windows 10

Enable Offline Files in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a feature called Offline Files that allows making network files and folders available offline when you’re not connected to that network. This feature is very useful when you need to access network resources while offline. Here is how to enable it.

Open Port in Windows Firewall in Windows 10

Open Port in Windows Firewall in Windows 10

Windows Defender Firewall is a great feature in modern Windows versions. It was introduced in Windows XP and improved in Windows XP Service Pack 2. In Windows 10, it is part of the Windows Security app (formerly Windows Defender Security Center). Today, we will see how to open a port in Windows Firewall in Windows 10 for an app or a service.

Change Workgroup Name in Windows 10

Change Workgroup Name in Windows 10

If your PC is a home PC or it is located in a small office, it is probably included to a workgroup  without any Active Directory domain or server. When you are connecting your PC to a network, Windows 10 automatically creates a new workgroup, simply named WORKGROUP. After thatn, you can join any existing workgroup on your network or create a new one. Workgroups allow combining PCs to logical groups and act as a basis for file and printer sharing.

View Wireless Network Signal Strength in Windows 10

View Wireless Network Signal Strength in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets to the Settings app. It is a UWP app created to replace the Control Panel for both touch screens and classic Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to manage Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. This forces users to re-learn basic ways to manage their PCs. In this article, we will see how to see the signal strength of wi-fi networks in Windows 10.

Add Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10

Add Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10

If your Windows 10 device comes with a wireless network adapter, then it can be configured to connect to a wireless network in advance. You can define a wireless network profile for a network which is currently out of range in order to connect to it later. Sometimes this is very useful.

Enable SMB1 Sharing Protocol in Windows 10

Enable SMB1 Sharing Protocol in Windows 10

In this article, we will see how to enable the SMB1 file sharing protocol. In modern Windows 10 versions, it is disabled for security reasons. However, if you have computers in your network that run pre-Windows Vista systems or Android or Linux apps that only work with SMB v1, you need to enable it to network with these devices.

How to Share File or Folder in Windows 10

How to Share File or Folder in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 doesn't include the HomeGroup feature starting in version 1803. For many users, HomeGroup was a convenient way to share files and folders over a network. Today, we will see how to share files and folders without using HomeGroup. Instead, we will configure the built-in SMB sharing feature which is there since the earliest versions of Windows NT.