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3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

Posted on October 9, 2017. Filed under: Android, Files, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on how microSD cards are a great way of adding storage to your Android device — but you need to know these tricks!

Source: 3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

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How to Quickly Transfer Files from a Computer to Your Phone with Portal

Posted on September 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: We’ve all had that moment where we need a file on our phone that happens to be on the computer. Now, there are a couple of ways you can do this: email it to yourself, put it in cloud storage like Dropbox, or even transfer it with a USB cable. But there’s a faster, easier way. Enter Portal.

Source: How to Quickly Transfer Files from a Computer to Your Phone with Portal

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How to Send Large Files Online for Free – Make Tech Easier

Posted on September 3, 2017. Filed under: Email, Files | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Make Tech Easier has a post: Your email clients won’t let you send big attachment files over emails. If you need to send large files online, here are some services you can use for free.

Source: How to Send Large Files Online for Free – Make Tech Easier

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All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

Posted on June 14, 2017. Filed under: backups, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Cloud storage is the dream of the post-PC, mobile-focused tech world…but we’re not quite there yet. There’s a limit to what you can get for free, especially if you go with one of the major services. Here’s an exhaustive list of all the cloud storage and photo services we could find across the web that have at least some free storage options. Use them all at once to save a million Steam games, or just find the best one with the biggest bucket for your most important files.

Source: All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

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What Are CBR and CBZ Files, and Why Are They Used for Comics?

Posted on February 3, 2017. Filed under: Files | Tags: , , , , , , |

HowToGeek clarifies the new file formats used for comics/graphic novels: If you’ve done even some casual searching for digital comics online, you’ve certainly come across plenty of files with the .CBR and .CBZ file extensions. Let’s take a look at these ubiquitous comic formats, why they’re so popular, and how you can read them.

Source: What Are CBR and CBZ Files, and Why Are They Used for Comics?

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Download TeraCopy 2.3

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

TeraCopy 2.3 is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user a lot of features:

  • Copy files faster. TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives.
  • Pause and resume file transfers. Pause copy process at any time to free up system resources and continue with a single click.
  • Error recovery. In case of copy error, TeraCopy will try several times and in the worse case just skips the file, not terminating the entire transfer.
  • Interactive file list. TeraCopy shows failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only problem files.
  • Shell integration. TeraCopy can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual.
  • Full Unicode support.

Source: Download TeraCopy 2.3 – FileHippo.com

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How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Files, Windows 10 | Tags: , , |

HowToGeek has a post: With the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can finally abandon the 260 character maximum path limit in Windows. You just need to make a minor edit to the Windows Registry or Group Policy. Here’s how to make it happen.

Source: How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters

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BurnAware Free 9.3

Posted on August 3, 2016. Filed under: CD, DVD, Everything, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

Neowin recommends BurnAware Free which is a full-fledged disc burning tool – fast, lightweight, feature-packed and, most importantly, 100% free. Burn all types of CD, DVV, Blu-Ray discs containing data, photos, music, videos

Source: BurnAware Free 9.3

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Loader Droid download manager

Posted on May 23, 2013. Filed under: Android, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Loader Droid download manager controls downloads so they can be limited to only those times when you are on wifi, resumes them as needed when your connection resumes, and may help video downloads.

As with any app, results may vary with your device.  Use at your own risk.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Download Manager for Android

Posted on May 23, 2013. Filed under: Android, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Download Manager for Android lets you use a built-in browser to find and then download any type or size file.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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How To Fix Write Protection Errors On a USB Stick

Posted on May 16, 2013. Filed under: Files, Flash drives | Tags: , , , , , , |

How To Fix Write Protection Errors On a USB Stick is a set of steps to take if you find you can’t get into your own USB flash drive or certain files on it.

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Share files between your Android tablet and desktop with File Expert

Posted on December 3, 2012. Filed under: Android, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

TechRepublic recommends that you Share files between your Android tablet and desktop with File Expert.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

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Gmail and Drive – a new way to send files

Posted on December 3, 2012. Filed under: Files, Gmail (Google Mail), Google | Tags: , , , , |

Gmail and Drive is a new way to send files. Use Google Drive to keep, create and share files. Starting today, it’s even easier to share with others: you can insert files from Drive directly into an email without leaving your Gmail.

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Free Opener: Open many file formats

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Free Opener can “Open DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, CSV files without installing Microsoft® Office.
Watch video files including AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MOV and MP4 formats.
Listen to any music or sound file: MP3, WMV, MID, WAV plus others!
View your image files: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, ICO, RAW and more!
Plus open 80+ other file types quickly and easily for free!”

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FreeFileViewer

Posted on September 3, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Music, Sound, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

FreeFileViewer is a non-bloated, simple file viewer and music player which handles lots of files that you might need to use but don’t have the regular software to handle.  Freeware!

.3G2 Video file for 3G CDMA2000 multimedia services
.3GP Video file for 3G mobile phones
.AAC Audio file in Advanced Audio Coding format
.AC3 Audio file in Audio Codec 3 format
.ANI Animated cursor
.APE Audio file in Monkey’s Audio format
.ASP Microsoft Active Server Page
.ASPX Microsoft Extended Active Server Page
.AVI Video file in Audio Video Interleave format
.BAK Backup file
.BIN Binary data file
.BMP Bitmap Image file
.BW Raw Black and White Bitmap
.CEL AutoDesk Animator Cel Image
.CFG Configuration file
.CUR Cursor image or animation
.CUT Dr. Halo image
.DAT Data file, e.g. winmail.dat files
.DIB Device-Independent Bitmap Graphic file
.DIVX Video file in DivX format
.DIZ Description file
.DOC Microsoft Word 97-2003
.DOCX Microsoft Word 2007+
.DTS Audio file in Digital Theater Systems format
.EMF Windows Enchanced Metafile
.EPS Encapsulated Postscript file
.FAX Fax document
.FLAC Audio file in Free Lossless Audio Codec format
.FLV Video file in Flash format for use on the Internet
.GIF Graphical Interchange Format image file
.ICB Truevision ICB Targa Image File
.ICO Icon file
.INFO Informational file
.JFIF JPEG File Interchange Format
.JP2 JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPC JPEG 2000 Code Stream File
.JPE JPEG Image File
.JPEG JPEG Image File
.JPG JPEG Image File
.M4A Audio file in MPEG-4 Audio Layer format
.M4V Video file in iTunes format
.MANIFEST Application manifest file
.MKA Audio file in Matroska Audio Stream format
.MKV Video file in Matroska format
.MOV Video file in QuickTime Movie format
.MP2 Audio file in MPEG-1 Audio Layer II format
.MP3 Audio file in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III format
.MP4 Video file that uses MPEG-4 compression
.MPA Audio file in MPEG Audio File format
.MPC Audio file in Musepack Compressed Audio format
.MPEG Video file in MPEG format
.MPG Video file in MPEG format
.OFR Audio file in OptimFrog Audio format
.OGG Audio file in Ogg Vorbis Audio format
.OGM Video file in Ogg Media format
.PAL Dr. Halo image
.PBM Portable Bitmap Image
.PCC ZSoft Paintbrush image
.PCD Kodak Photo-CD image
.PCX ZSoft Paintbrush image
.PDD Adobe PhotoDeluxe Image
.PDF Adobe Portable Document Format
.PGM Portable Gray Map Image
.PHP Hypertext Preprocessor File
.PIC Generic Picture File
.PNG Portable Network Graphics Image file
.PNM Portable Any Map Image
.PPM Portable Pixmap Image File
.PSD Adobe Photoshop Image file
.PSP Paint Shop Pro Image file
.RA Audio file in Real Audio format
.RAS Sun Raster Graphic image file
.RGB RGB Bitmap image file
.RGBA SGI RGBA Image file
.RLA SGI Alias/Wavefront RLA image
.RLE Run Length Encoded Bitmap
.RM Video file in Real Media format
.RMVB Video file in Real Media Variable Bit Rate format
.RPF SGI Alias/Wavefront RPF image file
.RTF Rich Text Format
.SGI Silicon Graphics Image File
.TGA Truevision TGA Targa Image File
.TIF Tagged Image File
.TIFF Tagged Image File
.TMP Temporary file
.TTA Audio file in The True Audio Codec format
.TXT Text file
.VDA Truevision VDA Targa Image File
.VOB Video file in DVD format
.VST Truevision VST Targa Image File
.WAV Audio file in Waveform Audio format
.WIN Truevision WIN Targa Image File
.WMA Audio file in Windows Media Audio format
.WMF Windows Meta File
.WMV Video file in Windows Media Video format
.XLS Microsoft Excel File
.XLSX Microsoft Excel 2007+ File

All other file types can also be opened with Free File Viewer, but will be displayed as a hexdump that can be inspected and printed.

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Remove unneeded OpenWith Apps

Posted on May 2, 2011. Filed under: Files, Techniques, Utilities | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic has instructions on how to Remove OpenWith Apps from your right-click Context Menu.

Windows takes a best guess on what program you want to open a file with, but you can guide it more precisely with the right-click Context Menu line “Open With” and specifying the correct program.  Fewer programs for any given type of file make it easier for Windows to guess, and quicker for you to select.

This requires editing the Registry, so be careful!

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Tag your files for easier searches in Windows 7

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, searching, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , , |

TechRepublic suggests you Tag your files for easier searches in Windows 7.

You can also use a utility like tag2find to add tags to all types of files.

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tag2find – better than searching

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, searching | Tags: , , , , |

tag2find is freeware that lets you tag even the files you normally can’t, which makes searching faster.

Recommended by Lifehacker.

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iPhone Explorer uses your iPhone for storage

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Apple, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

iPhone Explorer is freeware that uses your iPhone like a storage drive for your other files.

For Windows and Mac — Freeware.

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Dazzboard to sync everything

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Android, File conversion, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Phones, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , |

Dazzboard intends to let you sync your data on every device you own.

The list of devices is impressive.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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