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How to Map a Network Drive

One of the most searched topics on our site is "how to map a drive". Unfortunately, until now, the searches on this topic didn't return any result for our users. As a consequence to this, we decided to create this article in which we show you how to create a drive mapping in Windows Vista, 7 and Windows 8.

For those of you who don't know it, a drive mapping is a letter assigned to a disk or drive. The most common drive mappings are A: for the floppy disk and C: for the primary hard disk. If you are on a network, a drive mapping can reference remote drives to which you can assign a letter of your choice. For example, you can use the letter Z: to refer drive C: or a network server or a specific shared folder to which you have access to.

As you will see for yourself, the procedure of creating a map drive in Windows is very simple. Just follow these steps:

How To Disable Sync Center From Running At Startup

In previous articles we've shown how to use the Sync Center to synchronize your files with mobile devices or across network locations. When this tool is used, you will see either a Sync Center icon in your taskbar or a mobsync.exe process running at each Windows Vista startup. However, if you stop using it Sync Center will continue to run at each startup. In order to free up memory for other processes, it is best to disable it when no longer used. In this article I will show you how to do this and optimize your Windows Vista startup.

How To Use AdBlock Plus Filters In Internet Explorer 8

One of the most popular extensions for Firefox 3 is Adblock Plus. This extension allows users to block ads and banners from the sites they navigate to. Even though Internet Explorer 7 & 8 both have add-ons such as Firefox, there is no free Adblock Plus for them. Fortunately for Internet Explorer 8 fans, now there is a way to build your own adblock filters. In this article I will show you where to find those filters and how to import them into your Internet Explorer 8.

Offline Files - How To Work With Network Files When Offline

Offline Files is one of the less known features in Windows Vista, even though it was introduced with Windows 2000. Since then it has undergone many changes and improvements. The Windows Vista version is better than ever as it features several improvements such as the ability to force the transition to offline & online modes. Also the synchronization process has been streamlined and it now transfers only the blocks which were modified while offline, which translates into improved synchronization speed.

In this article I will show you the following: what are Offline Files, how this feature works, how to enable it, how to make files available offline, how to access them, how to delete an offline copy and how to change the amount of disk space used by offline files.

Easily Search for Tutorials in Internet Explorer 8

Since Internet Explorer 8 has been launched we have written a lot about its features and how to use them. Recently we have also created a search accelerator which allows you to search for tutorials on our site directly from Internet Explorer 8. The accelerator is called Search on Windows Vista 4 Beginners and can be found in the Internet Explorer Add-ons Gallery. In this article I will show you how to install it and use it.

How To Keep InPrivate Filtering Enabled Forever

One of the most important novelties in Internet Explorer 8 is the InPrivate Filtering feature. This new feature gives users increased security and control over their browsing sessions. However, there is one downside to it: InPrivate Filtering is turned off each time you start Internet Explorer 8 and you have to manually turn it on each time you want to use it. In this guide I will show how you can turn it on so that it remaines on at all times. There will be no need for you to manually activate it.

Top Add-ons for Internet Explorer 8

One of the most important features of modern browsers is the possibility to extend their default functionality using add-ons to integrate new features that satisfy different browsing needs. Internet Explorer 8 delivers the possibility to extend the default functionality much more than Internet Explorer 7 did with its add-ons. Internet Explorer 8 allows you to use more types of add-ons such as: toolbars, extensions, accelerators, web slices or additional search engines.

In this article I will share with you the best add-ons for Internet Explorer 8 that we could find a few weeks after its launch.

How To Manage Internet Explorer 8 Add-ons

In this article I will discuss about Internet Explorer 8 Add-ons. I will show you the following: how to find add-ons, how to install and remove them, how to enable or disable them. I will also show you how to find more information about installed add-ons and how to configure the InPrivate filters and rules used by your Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 8 - What's In For The Normal User?

Internet Explorer 8 was released a few days ago, on 19 March after almost 3 years of development and it introduces a series of useful features to the browsers world. It will be delivered as an update for Windows Vista, via Windows Update and it will also be the default browser for the upcoming Windows 7 operating system.

In this article I will talk about the features and improvements introduced by Internet Explorer 8 and I will also show you how to use them.

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