Category: computer skills

Networks: when one remembers you but it’s changed

Self-tutoring about computer skills: the tutor tells about logging onto a network whose password has changed. What follows is how I remember the situation. For anyone facing it, the idea might be helpful. I was trying to get online with

Windows command prompt: an example of robocopy

Self-tutoring about copying folders: the tutor mentions robocopy. robocopy this_dir j:\that_dir /e As I recall, the above command, from the command prompt, can be used to copy the local directory this_dir to the external location j:\that_dir. The switch /e at

How to compress a folder or file using 7-Zip, and why you might need to

Self-tutoring about computer skills: the tutor mentions compression using 7-Zip Here are the steps: Open 7-Zip. In the navigation box, find the file or folder you want to compress, then select it with the mouse. Click Add. A menu box

Computer searches: literal search?

For me, refining search techniques leads to constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares a discovery about searching on some sites. Today I was at a site and entered the search term “triglyceride”, quotes and all. Two articles were offered in reply:

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Computer skills: a search tip

For me, search skills lead to constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares a technique he’s noticed. “word” ≠ “word ” Searching my posts for the word fire, I got many results in which it was part of a word – Firefox

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Windows, home computer use: command prompt file operations: xcopy

Maintaining a home computer requires frequent self-tutoring. The tutor shares. This Windows 7 computer no longer performs the COPY command from the mouse, so I use the command prompt to copy files, etc. Lately I’ve been backing up directories, which

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Home computer use, computer maintenance, Windows: disk management: how to use unallocated space on a storage device

Home computer use, for me, leads to constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares a video about Windows disk management that he was lucky to find. My experience: On an external hard drive, if Windows calls a part of it “unallocated”, you

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Windows: file permissions: what does Bypass Traverse Checking mean?

Researching file permissions can mean self-tutoring. The tutor relays the idea of Bypass Traverse Checking. Bypass Traverse Checking (file permission) This permission allows a user to access a specific file that is not protected, but which resides in a folder

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Windows 7: Am I running in Safe Mode?

Tutoring home computer use, you face all kinds of questions. The tutor shares an answer to “How can I tell if I’m running in Safe Mode?” My wife pointed out, and I agree, that our desktop has appeared different lately.

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Windows 7: the blue screen with white bird near green branch

Trying to repair a computer this weekend has involved self-tutoring. The tutor mentions the beloved “blue screen with white bird near green branch.” If you don’t know the screen mentioned in the title, you might be lucky. I’ve encountered it

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