Some Google Chrome users may experience a problem where they receive an “Unable to connect to the proxy server – ERR_PROXY_CONNECTION_FAILED” message whenever they attempt to visit a website. You can usually solve this issue with these steps.
Today I had an unusual problem when I tried to unzip a file using Microsoft Windows. I attempted to copy the file out of the ZIP file to my desktop and received an error: An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the […]
A PRN file is a type of file that can be read by printers. It’s basically a generic output file that printers can understand. Sometimes you will end up with one of these files and need to print it. You used to be able to print these files to your local printer by using the […]
Here is a quick and easy Windows tip that can come in pretty handy if you find yourself always wanting to access a specific location on your hard drive using a command prompt. In the following example, I will create a shortcut to a command prompt window that opens using my desktop as the root. […]
The Apple Software Update kept appearing on my computer to remind me to update iTunes, QuickTime, and iCloud. I wanted to disable it, but I couldn’t figure out where or how it was running. I didn’t find it in my Startup folder or in the registry anywhere. Here is how you can prevent the Apple […]
Right-clicking a file, then selecting “Send to” > “Mail recipient” is one of the most handy options in Microsoft Windows 10. If the “Mail recipient” option is missing on your computer, try the following steps.
After recording videos with my smartphone, I often need to trim parts of the video files. Fortunately, Microsoft Windows 10 has tools that provide an easy way to trim video. Just follow these steps.
If you’re having trouble when you right-click a file, folder, or drive in Microsoft Windows, it may be because you have too many items listed in the -right-click context menu. You can clean it up with the CCleaner utility using these steps.
If you can’t connect to certain web sites using your favorite web browser even though you have an Internet connection, there could be several reasons why. Here are a few things you can try to clear up the problem. Symptom: In Google Chrome you may get an “Unable to connect to the Internet” message. In […]
When trying to set a default printer in Microsoft Windows, you may encounter an error that says: Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709). Double click the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network. Another possible error when setting the default printers is: Operation could not be completed (error […]
There are many problems I’ve come across while working the computer help-desk. One of the common issues I’ve encountered is one that involves folders not deleting properly. When this issue occurs, an error message appears that says “Cannot Delete foldername: The directory is not empty“. This problem can happen in Windows 10, 8, and 7. The problem can […]
If you are trying to share a folder but the “Sharing” tab is not available, here are some things to check:
How to enable or disable Windows File Protection.
Ever since I began working with computers, the number one question I’m always asked is “How do I make my computer run faster?” It’s the main thing your local computer repair technician deals with on a daily basis. They often make a pretty penny doing it too.
When connecting to a computer via Remote Desktop in Microsoft Windows Server, you may get an error that says: “Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.” This usually […]
When mapping a drive in Microsoft Windows, you may receive an error that says: The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the […]
I was helping somebody with the installation of their new Windows Mobile device and we couldn’t get the phone to install to their Microsoft Windows 10 computer. An error appeared every time we tried that said: Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The component store has […]
How to turn off the annoying printer notification messages that appears when an event occurs on your printer in Microsoft Windows.
I’m tired of getting notification popups in Microsoft Windows or MacOS that there is a Java update available. I set out on a mission to disable this annoying message. Follow these steps if you want to do the same.
So you have Microsoft Windows set to use Chrome as your default browser, but you want to use a desktop shortcut to open a specific site in IE. Creating a shortcut to a web document won’t work. However, you can open a URL using a shortcut to a non-default browser using these steps: