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How to Skip the Recycle Bin for Deleting Files on Windows 10

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Windows 10 normally sends files you delete to the Recycle Bin. They’ll be kept until you empty it—or, in some cases, until Windows 10 automatically empties your Recycle Bin. Here’s how to skip the Recycle Bin and delete files immediately.

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Microsoft’s New File Recovery Tool is Free for Windows Users

Microsoft's new command line tool for recovering lost files.

Imagine, if you will, someone selling an antique sewing machine. Heavy, unwieldy, and covered in decades of dust, but still entirely operable if you know what you’re doing. Now imagine that antique sitting on the shelf of your local Walmart, right next to a shiny new toaster. That is the new Windows File Recovery Tool.

Microsoft released the tool to help users who’ve lost files that are now irretrievable, either because they didn’t go to the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 or because the drive has suffered some kind of horrible hardware failure. Good! But Microsoft made it as a command line tool—it only works in Command Prompt (cmd.exe) or the new Windows Terminal. Strange. And it’s a free download for all users. Good! They download it on the Microsoft Store, sitting next to Candy Crush and Sea of Thieves. Strange.

Odd juxtapositions of tools separated by decades of computing interfaces aside, it seems to be working, at least for some users. I was able to get it to scan my primary SSD for ZIP files (including deleted ones) and back them up to a newly-created folder on my secondary hard drive. It felt like rubbing sticks together to make fire.

Keep in mind that the files recovered from one drive must go to a separate drive in the tool (so you’ll need a flash drive or external hard drive if your computer only has one). And also that, because of the way Windows handles free drive space, recently-lost files are more likely to be successfully recovered. But if you get the tool running, you can filter by folder or file type fairly easily. If you need help with the syntax, check out this Microsoft page. And if you find yourself needing this tool and wanting an interface from this century, there are plenty of alternatives.

Source: Microsoft Store via The Verge 

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/46324/microsofts-new-file-recovery-tool-is-free-for-windows-users/
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Can Law Enforcement Really Recover Files You’ve Deleted?

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When you delete a file from your computer’s hard drive, it’s never really gone. With enough effort and technical skill, it’s often possible to recover documents and photos previously thought obliterated. These computer forensics are a useful tool for law enforcement, but how do they really work?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/675784/can-law-enforcement-really-recover-files-you%E2%80%99ve-deleted/
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How Much Storage Do You Need on Your Mac

how-much-storage-mac-featured.jpg When you buy a new Mac, there are just some questions that are more difficult to answer than others. One of those questions is how much storage do you really need? In the case of a new Mac purchase, how you plan to use the computer and what you need it for weigh heavily in your purchase decision. So how do you decide? Here are some of the factors you should be considering. What Are Your Choices? Before we get into how you make a storage choice, let’s take a look at what your choices are. The 2020… Read more13641636.gif

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Dropbox introduces slew of new features for business and home users

Dropbox has always been about file storage, sharing and collaboration, but it wants to stretch beyond those roots and provide customers, especially those using the Dropbox Plus paid tier with a set of additional capabilities that typically would have involved using third-party products. This includes password management, an online vault and full computer backup. While it was at it, the company also introduced a couple of updates for business users too.

For starters, Dropbox wants to help people manage the multitude of passwords across our lives. This is moving into territory of password managers like LastPass or 1Password. As you would expect, the password manager feature stores all your passwords and autofills the password for you.

Dropbox is also getting into the online vault business. The idea with these tools is to give you a secure place to store your important documents in a digital context, rather than using a safe deposit box as in the past. You can share a pin with trusted loved ones to give access to these documents like a will or insurance policy in the event of an emergency.

The company is also getting into the backup business, giving Dropbox Plus users the ability to regularly backup the entire contents of your PC or Mac and retrieve it fully should you lose your computer or experience a full out machine failure.

Dropbox Plus users will soon be able to do a full machine backup. Image Credit: Box

All of these products are in Beta right now, but Dropbox says they should be available to all Dropbox Plus customers in the coming weeks. Dropbox Plus customers pay $9.99 a month for 2 TB of storage and many other features. By adding these additional features, Dropbox is sweetening the offering and making it more attractive to fork over the monthly fee beyond pure storage space.

The company also is offering a new embedded eSignature feature for Dropbox Business users with HelloSign, the company it acquired last year. Unsurprisingly, the company is making HelloSign the default eSignature solution and providing an easy workflow to send, sign and return documents without leaving Dropbox. This is in Beta right now.

In addition, the company is offering a new App Center where business users can find other cloud services that integrate easily into Dropbox like Google Docs, Slack and Zoom.

Lastly to make life easier for home users, the company is introducing a family account for up to six family members. It includes a common storage for sharing items like family photos and important documents, as well as private storage for each person. This will be available for Dropbox Plus customers initially and more widely later in the year, according to the company.

While this is a broad set of features, it’s designed to expand the utility of the Dropbox family of products, provide greater separation between the free and paid tiers, while helping Dropbox users balance work and family life from one product.

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How To Get Started Using Cloud Storage, Google’s Alternative To S3

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Google Cloud Storage is an object storage service that allows you to upload files to a virtual bucket, providing quick and easy file storage for your applications. It competes with AWS’s S3 storage service on both price and features.

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Source: https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/4514/how-to-get-started-using-cloud-storage-googles-alternative-to-s3/
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How to Defragment Your Hard Drive on Windows 10

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Over time, a hard drive can begin to operate with less efficiency due to fragmentation in the file system. To speed up your drive, you can defragment and optimize it in Windows 10 using a built-in tool. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/671231/how-to-defragment-your-hard-drive-on-windows-10/
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How to Unlock Android Phone’s Safe Folder

Featured-Unlock-Android-Phone-Safe-Folde Do you have any favorite pictures or files on a phone you don’t want others to view? On certain Android handsets, there is a built-in safe feature that allows you to encrypt and hide these private files using a pattern or PIN. Retrieving these files can sometimes be tricky, as the exact location of the safe is hidden from view in specific phones. By mistake, you may find yourself locked out of your own personal data. If you’re wondering how to recover your files from such an inaccessible Android safe folder, follow the methods below to unlock your Android safe folder…. Read more13532762.gif

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