How to Restore Deleted Files After Emptying the Recycle Bin

Recycle Bin Icon One of my favorite tech tools is called Restoration. It’s a stand-alone Windows based file recovery program. It allows you to restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin. Restoration requires no install and because of this, you can put it on your flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. In the following article I would like to show you how to use it.

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How to Reset a Lost or Forgotten Windows Password

Windows passwords are meant to keep unwanted users off your computer.  And because of this, Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to reset them when they are lost or forgotten.  In the following article I would like to walk you through using a tool to reset a Windows password when there is no other way into…

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Prevent a Hard Drive Crash by Using These SMART Utilities

Hard drive failures equal downtime and data loss.  For businesses, this ultimately leads to loss of revenue.  By using a SMART utility though, it is possible to prevent a catastrophic failure by giving you enough time to take action as soon as a problem is detected.  In this article, I would like to share with…

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How to Recover Data from a Crashed Hard Drive

The complete guide to hard drive recovery.  Successful hard drive recovery is important to everyone, because you have important and potentially irreplaceable data and files.  Whether the data has been lost due to a hard disk drive crash, or the computer has stopped working for some other reason, this article shows you how to safely…

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How to Easily Migrate Data From One Windows User Account to Another

Manually migrating a user over from an old profile to a new one can be a huge pain.  Not only do you have to track down all their old data and copy it to their new profile, you also have to reconfigure all of their programs and Windows settings to their liking. Microsoft offers no…

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The Ultimate Mac Repair Quick Reference Guide

More and more companies are buying Macs.  And even if you aren’t a fan of the platform, knowing how to support them can give you an edge in the marketplace.  My IT consulting business landed several clients because of our ability to support Macs.  Sometimes the clients had almost all PCs and only a few…

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Free Remote Desktop Support Tool That’s Quick and Easy to Use

There are lots of remote support tools out there but most require you to either have an account or install something on the end-user’s machine in order to gain access.  This is fine in some cases but can be a burden if you need to quickly and easily provide remote support to someone.  I would…

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How to Compare your ISP’s DNS Servers with Others

I was recently faced with a situation where the response time of an ISP’s DNS servers on a network I was supporting seemed to be slower than they should have been.  Fortunately, there is a great tool available that I was able to use to test these DNS servers against the response time of public…

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Build a Solid Computer Repair Tool Kit with These Tools

Computer Technician’s Toolkit As a computer technician you need to have the right tools in your computer repair tool kit with you at all times in order to perform your job effectively.  Showing up for a job only to have to leave right away because you don’t have the correct tool may not leave a…

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How to Mount an ISO File in Windows

Every once in a while I will download a program that is contained in an ISO file.  This is usually because the file was intended to be burned to a CD / DVD first before installing it.  However, instead of having to burn it to a CD / DVD first, there are some great utilities…

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