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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
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Jan 04
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How to Restore Missing or Default Location of User Folders in Vista

This tutorial will show you how to restore a personal user folder if it has been deleted, in the wrong location, or is missing from your C:\Users\(user name) or Start menu location.
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Jan 05
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How to Fix the Start Error For Windows Search Service to Enable the Index in Vista

If the Indexing Options are grayed out and you cannot get the Windows Search service to start, then this will show you how fix the problem to get the search Index running again.
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243,727
Jan 10
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How to Change a Shortcut Folder or File Icon in Vista

This will show you how to change a shortcut folder or file icon to any icon you want.
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Jan 10
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How to Set and Unset the Read-only File and Folder Attribute in Vista

This will show you how to set and unset the read-only attribute of a file or folder in Vista.
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229,095
Jan 05
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How to Restore the Built-in ZIP File Support in Vista

This will show you how to restore the built-in support of ZIP files in Vista by restoring the ZIP file association.
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Jan 05
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If you recieve the error - The File or Folder does not exist - when you cannot move or rename a file or folder, then this will show you how to fix this problem in Vista.
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248,669
Jan 10
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How to Unassociate a File Extension Type in Vista and Windows 7

This will show you how to set a file extension to be associated with nothing instead of some default program without having to delete the file extension unless you wanted to.
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Jan 10
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How to Enable or Disable Search Index in Vista and Windows 7

This will show you how to Enable or Disable the Search Index. You may want to disable it to get more accurate search results, or to stop your hard drive from running so much.
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82
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Jan 05
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How to Prevent or Allow User Profile Folders Location Change in Vista

This will show you how to allow or prevent the default locations of the C:\Users\(user name) Personal User folders from being changed for all user accounts. These are the Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Links, Music, Pictures, Save Games, Searches, and Videos folders.
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Jan 10
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How to Reset Windows Explorer Folder View Settings to Make Vista Remember

This will show you how to reset the Windows Explorer Folder View settings, turn off automatic folder type discovery, and increase the folder view cache to help Vista remember the view settings, folder type template, size, or position of all windows as you last left them when closed.
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451
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825,265
Jan 11
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How to Change a Windows Explorer Folder Type Template in Vista

This will show you how to change the Folder Template of a Windows Explorer window to All Items, Contacts, Documents, Pictures and Videos, Music Details, or Music Icons with the option to apply the changes made to all windows of the same folder template as the current window.
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44
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202,815
Jan 11
41,481
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How to Disable Auto Arrange in Vista Windows Explorer to have Free Sorting

This will show you how to disable or re-enable Auto Arrange in Vista to be able to sort your files and folders in any random order and position you like in Windows Explorer without it having to be sorted alphabetically by name.
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5
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41,481
Jan 05
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How to Fix a Personal User Shell Folder Displayed as a Standard Yellow Folder Icon in Vista

If you open your personal user folder in the Start menu and the folder is displayed with a standard yellow folder icon instead of the special green folder icon, then this will show you how to fix it.
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220,001
Jan 11
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How to Restore the Missing "New Contact" and "New Contact Group" Button in Vista Contacts Folder

This will show you how to restore the missing New Contact and New Contact Group toolbar buttons in the C:\Users\(user name)\Contacts folder window.
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125,648
Jan 11
262,163
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How to Hide or Show Hidden Files and Folders in Vista

A hidden file or folder is just like any other file or folder except that it is hidden from normal view. When you have them set to show, they show as transparent to indicate that they are a hidden file or folder. This will show you how to hide or show the hidden files and folders.
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10
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262,163
Jan 04
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How to Fix a Public Folder Displayed as a Standard Yellow Folder Icon in Vista

If you open the C:\Users\Public folder, and Public Destop, Public Documents, Public Music, Public Pictures, or Public Videos has a standard yellow folder icon instead of the default special folder icon, then this will show you how to restore the default icon for that particular Public folder.
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58,875
Jan 11
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How to Change a Personal User Folder Location in Vista

This will show you how to redirect Personal user folders to another partition, hard drive, or folder location to be stored in instead. The folder will still be in the (your username) location in the Start Menu, except it will redirect everything to the location you selected like a shortcut.
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97
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212,659
Jan 04
111,999
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How to Enable or Disable Folder Options in Vista or Windows 7

This will show you how to Remove (Disable) or Show (Enable) the Folder Options item from all Windows Explorer menus and from the Control Panel for all or specific users on the computer.
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111,999
Jan 11
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How to Change the Target Path Location of a Shortcut in Vista

This will show you how to change the Target path location of a shortcut file or folder. The Target is the full path of the original file or folder the shortcut opens.
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27
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79,086
Jan 11
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How to Compress and Decompress a Folder or File with NTFS Compression in Vista and Windows 7

This will show you how to compress or decompress a folder or file with NTFS Compression to reduce their size in Vista and Windows 7.
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70,450