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How to change file extension in Windows 11
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How to Change or Remove File Extension in Windows 11

File extension is the group of letters after a period at the end of a file name, indicating the format of the file. For example, .TXT, .JPG, .PNG, .DOCX, .ZIP, .RAR, .MP4, .AVI, etc. are all common file extensions in computing. In this guide, you will learn how to show […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
A device which does not exist was specified Windows 11
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“A device which does not exist was specified” Windows 11 (Fix)

When you attempt to access a drive through File Explorer or This PC like how you normally would, the drive loads for a while and then throws you an error that says “Location is not available. <drive letter>:\ is not accessible – A device which does not exist was specified“, […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
Recover Permanently Deleted Photos in Windows 11 Free
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Recover Permanently Deleted Photos in Windows 11 (Free)

If you delete a photo the normal way in Windows 11, the photo will be moved to the Recycle Bin with a retention period of 30 days (default) before it gets permanently deleted. In addition, if you Shift + Delete a photo, it will get permanently deleted instantly without going […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
What happens if you delete System 32
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How to Delete System 32 (Windows 11)

System 32 is an extremely important folder that holds all sorts of files and folders that are vital to keep Windows working. In specific terms, it contains DLL (Dynamic Link Library) and executable files that your computer needs to operate. Aside from these, System 32 also contains driver files – […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
This folder is empty Windows 11
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“This Folder is Empty” in Windows 11 (Fix)

When you open a folder via File Explorer in Windows 11, it shows you “This folder is empty” while you are expecting to see your files in the directory. This guide explains what could be the cause of “This folder is empty” issue in Windows 11 and what you can […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
How to Lock Drive in Windows 11 Without BitLocker
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How to Lock Drive in Windows 11 Without BitLocker

BitLocker is a built-in tool in Windows that allows users to encrypt and lock an entire volume/drive with a password. You can read more about how to use BitLocker here: How to lock a drive or folder in Windows 11/10 with password. However, if you do not want to rely […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
Windows 11 Search Slow
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Windows 11 Search Slow? How to Speed Up Search in File Explorer

If you often search your PC using the search bar on the Start menu or File Explorer in Windows 11, you may sometimes feel that the search is unusually slow, taking too long to produce any result (constantly showing “Working on it…”). It is especially the case if you are […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
How to Open VMDK File in Windows 11
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How to Open VMDK File in Windows 11

VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) is a file format that represents a virtual hard disk drive used in virtual machines such as VMware Workstation and VirtualBox. VMDK is an open format developed by VMware, generally used for services for virtualization and cloud computing. There are times when a virtual machine cannot […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
Open vhdx file Windows 11
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How to Open or Delete VHDX/VHD File in Windows 11

A VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) or VHDX file is a file format that represents a virtual hard disk drive. A .vhdx or .vhd extension file acts like a physical hard drive which you can mount (or dismount) to make it accessible via the File Explore or This PC like any […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago
Remove Padlock Lock Icon From Files in Windows 11
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How to Remove Lock Icon (Padlock) From Files in Windows 11

This guide will show you how to remove the padlock or lock icon from files or folders in Windows 11 by decrypting the files or folders, or by disabling the EFS attribute for the directory. Depending on your situation, if you want to decrypt only certain files or folders, use […]

By Nyau Wai Hoe, ago