How to Add a Drive to the Windows 10 Taskbar

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Adding a drive to the taskbar makes it easy to access files and folders, but adding one to the taskbar isn’t as easy as you’d think. Here’s how to add a drive to the taskbar in Windows 10.

You’d think you could drag an icon to the taskbar and have it added. Sadly, that isn’t how it works. If you try to drag a drive icon to the Taskbar, it just adds it to File Explorer. Here’s how to pin a drive to the Windows 10 taskbar. This works with fixed drives, not portable or external drives.

The basic steps are creating a shortcut of the drive and sending it to the desktop, then adding text to the target

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How to Stop Windows 10 from Saving JPGs as JFIFs

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If Windows 10 is saving your JPG files as JFIF files, here’s how to fix the problem.

Sometimes Windows 10 saves JPG files as JFIF files. It seems to happen most often when saving images in browsers but doesn’t seem to be limited to them. The cause of the issue is an incorrect file association in the registry which appeared after the Windows 10 Creators update.

What is a JFIF file anyway? It’s the JPEG File Interchange Format. It seems to have been around since the early 1990’s, which proves once again there’s always something new to learn about computers … Read More

How to Schedule or Delay Sending Email Messages

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Whether it’s after an event, a meeting or due to a time zone difference, here are the directions for sending email when you want it to be delivered for these popular programs and services:

Gmail web client

Gmail Mobile client

Yahoo (requires creating an account at https://later.io , 10 free messages a month)

Outlook (web) requires an account at boomerang 10 free messages a month)

Outlook (desktop) (related: create a template that automatically includes a send delay for all messages you create and send)

Schedule Emails Using Google Sheets (good for sending batches of emails to different people)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection

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This weeks wallpaper is a steep hill of intensely green pines reflected in water. Tall thin pines lining a steep hill reflect soft greens in a lake. The reflections are slightly blurred and blended enough to look like a watercolor painting. The contrast between the sharp needles and thin lines of the pines and the luminous, soft outlines of the reflected trees form a variegated green contrast. Icons show up fairly well in most areas of the background. Read More

How to Restore Internet Access After a Windows 10 Update


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If a Windows 10 update or other issue prevents you from getting online, this guide has steps to resolve common connection problems.

If you’re having trouble connecting to the internet after a Windows 10 update, this guide walks you through a number of steps recommended by Microsoft to get back online. If you’re having connection related issues that aren’t related to an update or you aren’t using Windows 10, many of these troubleshooting tips can be used on other versions of Windows. Read More