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How to share files on your Windows network

Homegroups make sharing files and folders easy on Windows 7, but Windows XP and Vista users have to do things a little differently. Fortunately, there are dead-simple ways to share files on both XP and Vista, too. Microsoft offers a very detailed step-by-step guide for those of you looking for an exhaustive walkthrough, but here's the short version for Windows XP users: click Start >...

iOS 4.2.1 out today, brings multitasking to iPad

Let the iTunes-powered updating begin: iOS 4.2.1 is here, and ready to install on your Apple device. If you own an iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, iPod touch 2nd gen or newer, or an iPad, you're good to go. Among the big additions to iOS this time around: multitasking and app folder support for the iPad. There's also AirPlay and AirPrint for even more cord-free computing action on your handheld and Game Center...

Windows 7 Folder Background Changer personalizes Explorer views

Ages ago (Hello, Windows 98!), changing individual folder backgrounds in Windows was possible using a built-in tool. While the Customize Folder Wizard is long gone, Windows Club has a free, portable download you can use to give your Explorer views a more personal feel. Download Windows 7 Folder Background Changer, browse for the folder you want to customize (I've pointed it to my Pictures...

How to pin multiple folders to your Windows 7 taskbar

File this one under "why didn't I think of that." Blogger and software engineer Abhishek Bhatnagar has posted a simple, clever way to pin multiple folders to your Windows 7 taskbar (or Superbar). Yes, you can already pin as many as you want to the Explorer icon, but it's still nice to be able to have single-click access to your most-used folders. Or you could just switch on the quick launch...

MailDrop automatically saves email attachments to Dropbox

Dropbox has to be one of the easiest ways to move files around. If you receive a lot of files in your email that you'd like to move into your Dropbox, check out MailDrop. MailDrop is a Windows executable that will watch a specific folder in an email account, and download any attachments on messages it finds in that folder to the folder you specify in your DropBox account. It can connect to any...

Folder-to-Drive Alchemy With Visual Subst

No, it won't really turn your folders gold, but Visual Subst does deserve a medal. It's little more than a GUI frontend to the Windows prompt's subst command, but if there's one thing we like more than commands that save repetitious typing it's pretty graphical systems to utilize them. What subst does is create a symbolic link - assigning any folder on your system its own drive letter. Most of...

iColorFolder: Color-code your Windows folders

Awhile back I blogged about changing Windows folder icons to make navigation faster. It's a great productivity booster and I've been doing it ever since, but I'm going to have to give iColorFolder a try. Like the folder icons, iColorFolder makes folder navigation in Windows easier, in this case by letting you assign colors to your folder icons, which is done from the right-click context menu. It...

Easier Windows navigation with custom icons

From the seems-really-obvious-in-hindsight department comes this Windows productivity tip from Lifehacker: For folders in Windows that you frequently access but spend maybe a little too much time trying to find, give them a special icon to make them stick out. It's as easy as right-click on the folder in question, choosing Properties, hitting the Customize tab, and clicking on Change Icon... Like...