There are some set behaviors for Windows that cannot be changed easily. For instance, whenever you open a folder in Windows Explorer in Windows Vista and Windows 7, it automatically detects the contents of a folder and shows you the complete contents after the scan is finished. This process can take a lot of time if there are a large number of files included in the folder. By default, you cannot turn this feature off. Likewise, when you delete a file, it doesn’t get removed from your hard disk at once. Choosing the delete option only moves it to the Recycle Bin, and to directly remove it from your computer, you have to use the Shift + Delete
combination. Windows doesn’t allow you to change this option to set complete removal as the default option, either. Furthermore, sometimes when you run Windows Update
to install and download new updates from Microsoft for your operating system, it automatically reboots the computer in the end. ExplorerView
is an application for Windows that takes care of all these issues and allows you to tweak some basic functions. Keep reading to find out more about ExplorerView.
Most of you probably know that the Recycle Bin
on your Windows desktop does not transport your files to a warp hole of no return; what it does is, to let your files sit there until you manually clear out the Recycle Bin to remove them, and as long as you don’t, anyone can restore. Very few people take the time to hit Shift + Delete when deleting a file or visit the Recycle Bin to delete file from it. Then again, even after 'permanent deletion', files can be recovered using various data recovery software. Free File Wiper
is the warp hole Recycle Bin that Windows does not give you. It is a simple utility that runs in your system tray and adds a trash bin to your desktop. Dragging & dropping files on to this bin deletes them permanently, with no recovery possibility whatsoever. The utility also allows you to permanently delete files from the right-click context menu.
With additions like Metro based panels, Start Menu, and Ribbon Explorer, many Windows 8 UI elements have been revamped, such as, the auto run dialog, low battery on-screen notification, desktop snapping, full screen apps, and much more.. Talking of dialog boxes, the most significant improvement that you will notice is with copy/move conflict resolution dialog box
, which seems more smart, intuitive and can handle conflicts from a single window. Other noticeable change is that Windows 8 no longer asks you to confirm the deletion of file and folder, i.e when you select a file/folder and hit Delete key, it sends the respective item straight to Recycle Bin without confirming the action. In this post, we will present a simple solution to bring Windows 8 default file/folder delete dialog box back.
is an application designed to be a trash bin for your system tray. The Recycle Bin can end up consuming a lot of space and for those people who may have less disk space left in their primary drive (e.g. C drive) may get repeated prompts of low disk space. It can be quite annoying to minimize all windows to reach your desktop continually for emptying the Recycle Bin. MiniBin can be handy for those people who may wish to avoid this inconvenience or the ones who hide the trash bin from the desktop. You can also benefit from it if you're using a replacement shell which provides a system tray but no useable trashbin. You can empty trash, view trash size and rename Recycle Bin functions.
Deleted data is recoverable even after it is removed from the Recycle Bin. Many data recovery software, in fact are designed to recover such data. This poses a potential threat to any confidential information being recovered by a malicious source. For example, you may wish to permanently remove all trace of confidential information before selling your PC or lending it to someone temporarily. Secure Wipe
is an application that permanently deletes data from a specified directory or file. It is quite similar to the previously reviewed Moo0 Anti-Recover
, however, it provides choosing file deletion parameters unlike the latter.
is an ultimate tool and add-in for the Windows Recycle Bin. It adds context-menu support, filtering, grouping, jump list support in Windows 7, command line, and task scheme support. Best of all, it merges all Windows Recycle Bin into one.
is a portable recycle bin for USB Flash Drives developed with AutoHotKey. The default Recycle Bin feature build
into Windows is only useful for storing and recovering deleted files from the local hard disk. When you delete a file from the USB drive, it will be deleted from the device file system as well and is never stored in the default Windows recycle bin. Which means recovering the lost files will be much more difficult (although it is still possible).
Windows Recycle Bin lacks the feature to delete items on the basis of time. For example, if you wish to delete items which have been in the recycle bin for last 7 days, then there is no such feature available. Try Bin Manager
, a small application which allows users to delete items that were moved today, yesterday, 2 days ago, 3 days ago, 7 days ago, or 30 days ago.
It happens from time to time that we mistakenly delete the Recycle Bin icon from our desktop in Windows 7 or Vista. You probably came here after tirelessly searching for a way to recover/restore the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop. Many users prefer having Recycle Bin on the desktop and Microsoft agrees. This is why Windows now always comes with Recycle Bin on the desktop. The good news is that it is very easy to restore it using Windows built-in feature.
Note: This quick tip is for beginners who are new to Windows 7 or Vista.
Are you annoyed by the delete confirmation dialog box that pops up whenever you want to move a file to recycle bin
? It is a good thing to keep this feature enabled but there are several occasions where it becomes annoying when you want to delete lots of files and this dialog box appears every time. There is a simple way to disable this confirmation box whenever files are moved to recycle bin but it is recommended to keep it enabled so that you don't delete a potentially important file without confirmation.
Editor’s Note: After lot of comments from the users, I have now changed this post’s tile and made some changes in the content. And I will have to agree that saving hard disk space does not increase the computer’s performance. So my readers have won after a short protest :) Just kidding.
I will now(in a few days) write about how to increase performance that will in fact focus on two things, CPU and RAM.
Did you ever get tired of your hard disk that is always full? Do you want to increase space on your hard disk by removing any useless junk? Read More
There are many ways to speed up your computer without purchasing more memory or upgrading your CPU.The following easy steps are simple to follow and almost guaranteed to increase the hard disk space of your computer!