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Windows

How to Configure and Analyze Event Logs in Windows 10?

The Windows or any operating system needs to analyze or maintain users, activity , errors, security logs and these are all important to be viewed and analyzed, no worries, by using windows you’ve the best option to choose so quick and easy by the built-in app “Event Viewer“. You can launch Event Viewer and manage or maintain computer performance and analyze complete windows log. The Event viewer app covers almost every activity runs in windows of your computer or another computer whether they are local or on remote computers. It can help you uncover problems that are difficult or if not possible to diagnose elsewhere. Also, it includes user login or logout events and no one can skip even if a person removes the event logs from event viewer and don’t want to be captured by it.

Configure and Analyze Event Logs in Windows 10

1# Press Windows logo key and type Event Viewer or just event and hit enter.

Start Menu
Start Menu

2# When the Event Viewer opened, on the each log you’ll explore here shows information about events that occur and their importance and they logs contains these levels of events:

  • Information: Events labeled as Information are normal events, but they have been logged to provide information about a change related to a component or process.
  • Error: These events warn that a problem has occurred, but the problem probably won’t affect the performance of the component being called out. It might affect the performance of other components, though.
  • Warning: These events warn of problems that you might need to deal with (unless noted otherwise in the log entry). If they are not resolved, problems will likely ensue.
  • Critical: These events warn of catastrophic failure or loss of function of a component. These events must be addressed quickly.
  • Verbose: These events only provide information related to progress or successes and do not imply any problem has or might occur.
Event Viewer
Event Viewer -Dashboard

3# Now select Windows Log and select one of category from below and click on a log you can see all the details about it. Also, you can resolve them by searching the error details on Google and get the best results to solve.

  • Application: This log contains entries related to applications installed on the computer.
  • Security: This log contains entries related to security events, including successes and failures due to audited events. The events that are recorded are configured through audit policies in local computer policies and Group Policy.
  • Setup: This log contains entries that apply to system installation and setup history.
  • System: This log contains entries that have to do with the operating system. Entries might have to do with the failure of a service or a device driver that doesn’t start when it should.
  • Forwarded Events: This log contains events you create yourself using subscriptions. You’ll learn how to create a subscription later in this section.
Event Viewer -Windows Logs
Event Viewer -Windows Logs

4# Here to explore more Event Viewer and to understand what is available in Event Viewer, of course, you’ll need to know how to configure different views, create custom views, clear a log or logs, opening a saved log, attaching a task to this event and so on. So in this case now we’ll take a look at all of them in order to let you find all the answers to these questions.

To create a custom view in Event Viewer, on the Event Viewer window click on Create Custom View from the action menu then choose the options as you want and click Ok like the shot below.

After clicking Ok, you’ll be prompted to name the custom view and click Ok.

Create Custom View
Create Custom View

When the custom view created, it will look something similar to this.

New Custom View
New Custom View

 5#Ok, now right click on an error, information or warning and select Attach Task to this event(This wizard helps you to quickly schedule a task and perform it for the specific error, info or warning etc. On the window name the error, info or warning and click Next>Next>Select an action to perform and click Next>Finish.

Configure and Analyze Event Logs
Action

When the task attached, then to modify the task open windows Task Scheduler and find out the task and change it if you want.

No more options has remained to explain, on the right sidebar you can simply do them easily like opening saved log, create custom view, import custom view, clear log, filter current log, properties, find and etc.

And also you can connect other computers to it and view or analyze their windows logs to do that first click on Event Viewer Local and on the right corner select Connect to another computer then browse it and click ok.

Ok, that’s it. If you’ve any question regarding this we appreciate you to give them to us.

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Mac OS Windows

How to Remote Access Windows 10 with Mac OS X?

The remote access with windows 10 is much easy and comfortable to do but if a question appears about remote access Windows 10 with Mac OS X then it’s somehow difficult to do that’s why this time we’ve covered this topic and want to show you. The remote access is the best solution for helping each others from different and far places or IPs as I have done this several times for helping my naughty friends so that you can too. This time, also we’ve covered on remote access windows 10 with Mac OS X that as we had discussed before about remote access on windows 10.

Remote Access Windows 10 with Mac OS X

There are several ways to remote access windows 10 with Mac OS X but to do this, I have chosen this way because its reliable and official way to do it.

1. Firstly, to start we’ve to enable remote access on windows 10, to do that Control Panel>Windows firewall>Allow an app or feature through windows Firewall then click change settings and enable Remote Desktop.

Control Panel
Control Panel

2. Now press windows logo key and type remote access and click on Allow Remote Access to your computer, when it opened you’ll see the screen like the image so just allow remote connections to this computer and click Ok.

Note: Don’t allow connections only from computers running remote desktop with network level authentication because you may face security problems.

Enable Remote Access
Enable Remote Access

Ok, now the remote access is enabled fully and ready to use and also we’ve enabled from firewall so let’s move on.

3. It’s time to start setting up on mac and connect to windows, here you have to go to this link and download and install the application.

Note: This is official app from Microsoft so don’t worry it won’t harm or destroy anything on your Mac.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
Microsoft Remote Desktop

3. When the app downloaded, open that and you’ll see it, just click on New and enter the Connection name, PC name or IP address and also username and password of the windows 10 user also you can setup other settings if you want then close it when finished setting.

Note: If you don’t know the IP address of the windows 10 host then go to windows and open Cmd and type IPconfig then you’ll see the IP address in front of IPV4 Address.

Microsoft Remote Desktop
Microsoft Remote Desktop

4. When the settings finished close the window then select the connection and click Start.

Start Connection
Start Connection

5. After starting, you’ll be asked for verifying certificate so just click on Continue.

Verify Certificate
Verify Certificate

7. When you’ve continued, you will be connected via remote access to windows 10 successfully like the shot below.

Remote Access Windows 10 with Mac OS X
Remote Access Windows 10 with Mac OSX

When you’ve been connected successfully, you can access to windows 10 fully and help or do anything you need.

Ok, that’s all. Feeling happy? Tell us now via comment just like we have here connected windows and mac via remote access.

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Windows

The Complete List of Windows 10 Run Commands

Windows 10 hosts a large amount of variety tools that are difficult to remember the Windows 10 run commands. The Windows 10 includes “Run” which is a built-in app that can open any built-in app in windows and these commands are assisting the maximum to users without finding it on every edge of windows. Windows “Run” had been from previous versions of Windows and until now it has been an outstanding built-in app that supports users the most. This time, I’ll cover on the complete list of Windows 10 Run commands, that also works on Windows 8, 7, XP ….

Complete List of Windows 10 Run Commands

Note: Most of the commands, listed below, will work; however, some commands such as QuickTime.cpl (requires Quick Time) or gpedit.msc (requires Business, Professional, or Ultimate Windows versions) may not run depending on installed components, Windows versions, Windows editions etc.

Name Function
 Accessibility Controls  access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard   hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs  appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools  control admintools
Automatic Updates  wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer wizard   fsquirt
Calculator  calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
Command Prompt cmd
Component Services dcomcnfg
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Control Panel control panel
Date and Time Properties timedate.cpl
DDE Share ddeshare
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility cleanmgr
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Management diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Display Properties control Desktop
Display Properties desk.cpl
Display Properties control Color
Display Properties desk.cpl
Display Properties control Color
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Findfast findfast.cpl
Folders Properties control Folders
Fonts control Fonts
Free Cell Card Game freecell
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor gpedit.msc
iexpress wizard  iexpress
Indexing Service  ciadv.msc
Internet Properties  Inetcpl.cpl
Internet Explorer iexplore
 IP Configuration(Connection Configuration ipconfig /all
IP Config (DNS Cache Contents) ipconfig /displaydns
IP Config (Delete DNS Cache Contents)  ipconfig/flushdns
IP Config (Release All Connections)  ipconfig / release
IP Config(Renew All Connections) ipconfig / renew
IP Config (Refresh DHCP & Re Registers DNS) ipconfig/registerdns
IP Config (Display DHCP Class ID) ipconfig/showclassid
IP Config(Modifies DHCP Class ID) ipconfig/setclassid
Java Control Panel (lflnstalled) jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (lflnstalled) javaws
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Keyboard Properties main.cpl keyboard
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Logs out of windows logoff
Microsoft Chat winchat
Minesweeper Game winmine
Mouse Properties control mouse
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Network Connections control netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
Notepad notepad
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard osk
Password Properties password.cpl
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor perfmon
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Power Management powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control printers
Printers Folder printers
Private Character Editor eudcedit
Quicktime (lf lnstalled) QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Registry Editor regedit
Registry Editor 32 regedit32
Remote Desktop mstsc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Security Center wscui.cpl
Services services.msc
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows shutdown
Sounds and Audio mmsys.cpl
SQL Client Configuration cliconfg
 System Configuration Editor  sysedit
  System Configuration Utility msconfig
 System File Checker(Scan Immediately)  sfc/scannow
 System FC (Scan Once At Next Boot)  sfc/scanonce
 System FC (Scan On Every Boot)  sfc/scanboot
 System FC (Return to Default Setting)  sfc / revert
 System FC (Purge File Cache)  sfc/purgecache
System FC (Set Cache Size to size x)   sfc/cachesize=x
 System Properties  sysdm.cpl
 Task Manager  Taskmgr
 User Account Management  nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager utilman
Windows Explorer explorer
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Management lnfrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Tool syskey
Windows Update Launches wupdmgr
Windows Version winver
Wordpad Write
Power Options   powercfg.cpl
Screen Resolution   desk.cpl
 Share Creation Wizard  shrpubw
 Sound  mmsys.cpl
 Sound recorder  soundrecorder
 Sync Center  mobsync
 System Restore rstrui
 Task Scheduler  taskschd.msc
 Utility Manager  utilman
 Volume Mixer  sndvol
 Windows Action Center  wscui.cpl
Windows DVD Maker  dvdmaker
 Windows Disc Image Burning Tool  isoburn
 Windows Easy Transfer  migwiz
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows Features optionalfeatures
Windows Media Player wmplayer
Windows Mobility Center mblctr
Windows Remote Assistance msra
Windows Repair Disc recdisc
Windows Update wuapp
XPS Viewer xpsrchvw
Windows Action Center wscui.cpl
User Account Control Settings useraccountcontrolsettings
System Information msinfo32
System Properties (Advanced Tab) systempropertiesadvanced
System Properties (Computer Name Tab) systempropertiescomputername
System Properties (Hardware Tab) systempropertieshardware
System Properties (Remote Tab) systempropertiesremote
System Properties (System Protection Tab) systempropertiesprotection
Snipping Tool snippingtool
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults computerdefaults
Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
Manage Your File Encryption Certificates rekeywiz
Microsoft Management Console mmc
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool msdt
Narrator narrator
Device Pairing Wizard devicepairingwizard
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Default Location locationnotifications
Date and Time timedate.cpl
Credential Backup and Restore Wizard credwiz
Create A Shared Folder Wizard shrpubw
ClearType Tuner cttune
Color Management colorcpl
Component Services comexp.msc
Connect to a Projector displayswitch
Troubleshooting control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz
Advanced User Accounts netplwiz
Authorization Manager azman
Backup and Restore sdclt
Event Viewer eventvwr
Getting Started gettingstarted
Performance Monitor perfmon
Paint mspaint
Performance Options systempropertiesperformance
Security Center wscui.cpl
Microsoft Chat winchat
Windows Root Drive %systemdrive%

Ok thats all about Windows 10 Run commands. If you’ve any question, suggestion, idea we will be thankful to you.

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Windows

How to Clear Default App Settings on Windows 10?

The matter of default app history settings is a common mistake, which we might have done like when you’re in hurry and click on a link, to open that you may have several apps for it, unfortunately, you click on click on one of them and select always to open it with. Later, it may hurt you or may not but of course, you need to manage them yourself, no worries this time also we’ve covered this matter. In this article, I am going to show you how to Clear Default App History or change it in Windows.

Clear Default App History in Windows

1. Go to Control Panel and click on Programs.

Control Panel
Control Panel

2. Now click on Default Programs option and you’ll see the default program options.

Programs
Programs

3. Here you can set default programs, change default programs or reset to Microsoft defaults, so just click on Set your Default Programs.

Default Programs
Default Programs

4. On this page, just select the program you want to set as default and click on Set this program as default then click Ok. Also you can choose which files type and protocols the selected program opens by default, to do it just click on (choose defaults for this program) and select it yourself.

By selecting this as default, it will open all files types and protocols it can open.

By selecting the program as default, it will open all files types and protocols it can open by default.

Set Default Programs

5. Ok, now click on Set Associations, here you can choose a file type with the specific program you want to open, to change it just select the file type and click on Change program then select the program, click Ok.

Set Associations
Set Associations

6. When the associations setup, you can also change autoplay settings means what to do with media automatically when attached. To do it just mark (Use AutoPlay for all media and devices) and select what to do with Pictures, Videos, Music, Mixed content of media devices such as: Removable drive, CD, DVD, Memory Card and click Save.

AutoPlay
AutoPlay

7. It’s time to reset all the default programs you want to reset, to do that just click on Set program access and computer defaults, here you can choose a configuration, to reset just click on Microsoft Windows, it will do reset all defaults as first. Also, you can set Non-Microsoft or custom programs as defaults, to do that just select it and click

Also, you can set Non-Microsoft or custom programs as defaults, to do that just select it and click ok.

Default App Settings
Computer Defaults

Ok, after you’ve done managing click Ok.

That’s all. Found helpful? If yes then give your nice comments here.

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Windows

How to Restore Deleted Partitions in Microsoft Windows?

Disk partitions carry a very important benefit of separating operating system files from other files and keeping all OS related data at one place. Separate partitions are created to separately store other data files, which may include text, audio, video and graphics, for convenience.

harddisk_004

As a matter of fact, a disk can have no more than four primary partitions. If more is required, the concept of logical partitions comes into play. For example, a drive can have one primary partition and an extended partition under which four other logical partitions can be created, which makes a total of five partitions. It is important to remember that if only one single partition is present, it cannot be deleted. A system partition, boot partition or a partition containing virtual memory paging file cannot be deleted as well. In a scenario where a partition gets deleted, an empty space or free space is created. The data residing on the deleted partition remains until it is not overwritten single or multiple times.

  • Accidental deletion: A partition may get deleted unintentionally while working on file management or due to user’s limited knowledge on the subject
  • Virus infection: Malware and viruses are very common reasons for corruption or deletion of a partition. Such malicious software infects the Master Boot Record that contains vital information which enables the operating software to work. These can directly result in loss of data on hard drive or complete removal of a partition
  • Installing the operating system: Installing a new operating system on a computer may also result in a loss of existing partition if proper care is not taken in disk formatting
  • Damage to partition table: Partition tables are responsible for displaying the drives to the user. Any damage to the table due to sudden power failure, conflicting software issues or a virus infection will result in the partition not been displayed
  • Physical damage: This may occur when the machine accidentally falls or a hard object hits the system. In such cases, bad sector or memory unreachable error is likely to occur

Effect of Deletion of a Partition on the System

Based on the manner in which the partition got deleted, there can be varied effects on the system and its performance. Apart from obvious consequences of losing vital information on the system or making it inaccessible, the whole hard disk may crash or the system may not simply work at all. It completely depends on the nature of the damage caused. Here is a rundown on the possible scenarios:

  • A physical damage to the hard disk may lead to complete damage of the hardware memory or may make the affected (bad sectors) inaccessible
  • A virus attack may lead to corruption of the data and memory location or complete loss of a particular partition. If the malicious software corrupts the Master Boot Record (MBR) or partition table, it renders the affected portion to be inaccessible. Damage to the MBR may also lead to system unable to start at all
  • The loss of a partition makes that much amount of memory useless and blockage of that portion

Restore Deleted Partitions in Windows

Possible Ways to Recover the Lost Partition

   1. Basic checks or solution (for minor errors that make the partition invisible)

  • Go to Start menu > Right click on Computer > Click Manage > Select storage > go to toolbar and select Rescan disks. These steps may show up the lost partition again if the loss was due to a simple error in the partition table
  • Go to Start menu > Right click on Computer > Click Manage > Select storage and you may see the partition but the label may be missing. Rename the partition with the desired letter and you may see it appear again

  2. Using testdsk.exe

Testdsk.exe is a free-to-use command line tool available to recover lost partitions on Windows. The tool can be downloaded from here. Let’s look at how it works:

  • After downloading the file, extract it into a working partition
  • Under DOS, run testdsk.exe. Select the drive with lost partition and proceed
  • Select INTEL for Windows and Proceed
  • Select Analyse to search for lost partition. This lists the current partition table. Look for the missing partitions here
  • Select Quick search to proceed. This may show up the lost partition. Select the partition and press “p”. It will list down the files and folders that were present on it. Enter to proceed
  • Confirm and select Write to save the files to different partition
  • If the Quick search did not yield the correct result, you may also select the Deeper search option to further scan the drive for lost partition

To get detailed instructions and full description of the available options with testdsk.exe, visit this link.

    3. Using Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery

The Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is an effective tool for recovering lost or deleted partitions on the hard drive. Let us look at some of the features available with this tool.

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  • Drive recovery: In an event of data loss on the hard drive due to reasons discussed in this article, this software can help get back the files. It supports in retrieving 300 file types including photos, documents, data etc.
  • Recovery of lost partition: Partitions may be lost due to accidental deletion or uninformed operations done on the hard drive. Those seemingly inaccessible partitions can be recovered using this tool. If that does not achieve success, a Raw Recovery can be initiated which looks the whole disk for lost data
  • Recovering accidental loss of disk volumes: In case of unintentional deletion of a volume, this software provides a feature called “Click Here to Search Lost Volumes” that scans whole disk for lost volumes. Once the deleted volume is identified select it and follow the instructions displayed to recover it

Precautions to Avoid Deleted Partitions

Though the article discussed many ways to recover the partitions and data, it is worth to keep in mind few points while operating storage related task, as the recovery process may not always be successful.

Restore Deleted partitons
precautions to avoid deletion

1. Be careful while browsing through the Administrative tools and make informed decisions while deleting or creating partitions.

2. Keep a backup power source for the system to prevent an abrupt shutdown of the system that may cause damage to the memory.

3. In an event of taking out the hard disk, handle the hardware with great care to ensure no physical damage is done.

4. Always keep a backup of vital information on external sources such a USB drives.

 

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Windows

How to Manage Saved Credentials in Windows 8 & 10 Profile?

Credentials are the security of technology and credentials of the web, windows or any other credentials/passwords are the important piece of every devices and website login. Of course, you don’t want anyone to access these credentials or lose them. So, you need to manage them whether a backup or remove them fully that would be not accessible for others. In order to do these, you don’t need anything to buy or install any software etc due to it’s exactly inside your PC automatically but you don’t know it. In this article I will cover on managing saved credentials in Windows 8 & 10 profile, so let’s move on.

Manage Saved Credentials of Web & Windows

The managing is easy with full personalizing so try to manage fully and let no one reach it.

1. Open Control Panel from run and click on User Accounts.

Control Panel
Control Panel

2. Now click on Credential Manager to see, manage web & windows credentials saved in windows.

User Accounts
User Accounts

3. When entered in Credential Manager, first you’ll see the Web Credentials that consists of your saved logon information for websites, connected applications and networks. So to manage it click on the credential and you can see and remove it, to see just click on Show and you will be asked for windows password, enter it and you will see immediately.

Credential Manager
Credential Manager

4. Ok, after viewing and managing web credentials, it’s time to manage Windows Credential so click on it and start managing. Here you can find all the credentials of any part of windows you’ve been connected, to manage them just click on the credential and you can edit or remove. Also you can backup or restore credentials.

Windows Credentials
Windows Credentials

5. Before removing the credentials, I know that you don’t want them to be lost like this, means you should backup them, to do a backup click on Backup Credentials and when it opened, you will be asked where to save the backup, just click on browse and select a folder and click Next, as Microsoft recommeneds to save it in a removable media instead of saving it in hard disk because this can help you when the hard disk is lost or damaged.

Notice: This backup only includes of Windows Credentials not Web Credentials that saved in your browser.

Credential Backup
Credential Backup

6. Now press Ctrl+Alt+Del then you will need to enter a password for the credential backup, enter a password and click Next.

Notice: Remember the password you’ve entered, it will be asked when you want to restore credentials.

Enter Password
Enter Password

And that’s it, you’ve successfully backed up and managed saved credentials in your computer click Finish.

Saved Credentials
Successfully Backup

After the backup, you can restore it while you’ve lost or damaged, to restore click on Restore Credentials on the Credential Manager page and browse the file, click Next and press Ctrl+Alt+Del then you will be asked for the password, enter the password and click Next then click Finish, it will be restored successfully.

We love to ask you how was it, need your feedback about the article.

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Windows

How to use Phone Companion App in Windows 10?

The Windows has always been great and connecting all your devices and with Windows 10 it’s going to be further than it. With Windows 10 you can expect to be connected with your phones having any OS whether Android, iOS or Windows phone and this responsibility goes to Phone Companion app built-in in Windows 10.

By using Phone Companion you’ll connect your phone to your Windows easily and feel like if using your PC like your phone for e.g: If you’re using an iOS device then you can install OneDrive app and won’t miss out any of your files on your Windows 10, it means that if once you’ve installed OneDrive app on your iOS device then, of course, it will sync all the photos to your windows and the same with music and documents. Also, you can do the same with Android and Windows phone, if you’re using Windows phone then you will no need of anything, all the things are included to connect it with PC. So in this article we will take a look at using phone companion app and connecting our phone devices to it, so let’s get started.

Setup & use Phone Companion App in Windows

Before start setting phone companion, you’ll need to sign in with your Microsoft account or you can sign up from here and then sign in to it. When signed in, also, connect your phone device to Windows using it’s USB Cable.

1. Open Start Menu and just click on Phone Companion app right there.

Start Menu
Start Menu

2. When opened, make sure your device is connected and unlocked then choose your phone by clicking on it.

Phone Companion
Phone Companion

3. After selecting, you will be asked your windows password, enter it and then you’re ready for connecting. Here you can get started with the app you love to connect so to do it just click on the app you want to sync it on your windows. Here I am choosing Photos so you can choose any and follow the steps the same.

Get Started With App
Get Started With App

4. At this point, you will have to download OneDrive on your iPhone or iPad then you can sync your photos, documents and music. So you can download it from here or App Store.

Install OneDrive
Install OneDrive

5. Ok, after the App downloaded on your phone, open OneDrive and sign in with your Microsoft account when got signed in, mark (I’m signed into the OneDrive app on my iPhone or iPad) and click Next.

Sign in OneDrive
Sign in OneDrive

6. Now it’s time to get turn on camera upload so that the photos can automatically sync, to do it open OneDrive app on your phone and click on Photos and click on Turn on in front of Camera upload like the shot below.

OneDrive on iOS
OneDrive on iOS

7. Once the Camera Upload turned on, on phone companion mark (I’ve turned on Camera Upload in the OneDrive app on my iPhone or iPad) and click Next.

Turn on Camera Upload
Turn on Camera Upload

8. In this step, you don’t need to do almost anything, after turning on Camera Upload, the photos will sync into OneDrive depending on your photos, videos amount, wait until the sync finish and then click Done on the Phone Companion or you can click Done as well before sync finish.

Step 4
Sync Camera Uploads

Finally, when the syncing finished, you can have and see your pictures, music and documents on your PC like the shot below.

Use Phone Companion App
Use Phone Companion

That’s all about using phone companion also you can use the other features too like Cortana, Groove(music and others like the steps. If you have any question, suggestion or idea we are ready to response. Also, you can share it with your friends to make them known and enjoy this too.

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Windows

How to Configure File History Settings in Windows 10?

There are different types and ways of backups introduced in Windows 10 as previously we discussed backing up with OneDrive and here we will discuss about file history backup. Reappearing again in windows 10, it is one of the useful and important solutions. File History Settings is a new automated feature for continuously protecting your personal files stored in several key locations. Anytime your personal files change or lost, there will be a copy stored on a dedicated, external storage device of your choice. To set up file history you need the following requirements:

  • An External Hard Drive: To backup your files using file history settings you need an external hard drive that file history will detect and complete the backup in it.
  • Enable File History: After enabling file history option, you can remember that my files are backing, but what’s backing? By default, enabling File History will backup only the contents of one drive(C:) but you can change them later and set the timing or do more settings.

Ok, now that you have got this, it’s time to configure file settings in windows, so let’s get started.

Configure & Backup Files using File History

Before getting started, connect the external drive to your computer and make sure its working fine.

1. Open Settings> Update & Security> Backup and click on Add a drive. After clicking, select the external drive you want to backup windows in it.

Settings-Backup
Settings-Backup

2. When the automatically backup enabled, click on More options to setup the file history options.

Backup File History
Backup File History

3. Ok, now set the backup options, however, you want like for e.g: the timing and the files versions. Also, you can choose another drive to backup or exclude any folder but remember that you can backup only one drive. To choose another drive to backup just click on Add a folder select the drive and click choose this folder or to exclude any folder scroll down to end the and click on Add a folder and choose the folder.

Notice: The File History Backup can contain only one drive or one drive contents and no more than one drive.

Backup Options
Backup Options

4. Also you can stop using this drive & choose another drive for backup, see advanced options and restore files from a current backup. Ok, after the settings finished, scroll up and click Backup now then wait until the backup finish.

Configure file history settings
Backup Options

When the backup finished successfully, open file explorer and check the back up on your external device.

Restore Files From Backup using File History

After the backup completed successfully, you are ready for the worst and unfortunaly if you’ve lost your files so you can restore your data with the backup again with the same versions.

1. Goto Settings> Update & Security> Backup>More options and scroll down and click Restore Files from a current backup.

Restore Files
Restore Files

2. When the File History Home window opened, wait a while and then you can see the files you had lost, now browse the file and select the files with versions so to do that: select the file and click on the green restore button to restore the file with that version.

backed Data
backed Data

Finally, you’ve got your files from the backup with the latest version you wanted. So this was all about configuring file history or backup & restore using file history, if you have any question or suggestion, feedback share with us freely.

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How to Find Saved WiFi Passwords in Windows 10?

There are many reasons to know saved wifi passwords because no one will give their wifi passwords as easy as you want. No matter whatever they say or do with their Wifi passwords, once you’ll be connected to it then it means that you’ve saved wifi passwords of them on your windows. In this article, I will be showing you how to get/ find saved wifi passwords on Windows 10, even if you’re connected or not.

This is exactly easy for me and will be for you as well but before knowing this it’s really hard to bear as happened to me when I was going to the relatives home. So let’s get started.

Find WiFi Password You’re Connected to

At the first we will know how to find wifi password you’re connected to whether at home or anywhere else, then we will look towards finding saved wifi passwords on Windows.

So before getting started, make sure you’ve connected to a Wifi and is working fine.

1. Right click on the wifi and select Open Network and Sharing Center, when the network sharing center opened just click on your wifi name from connections.

Network And Sharing Center
Network And Sharing Center

2. Now click on Wireless Properties and select Security tab and click on Show characters.

And boom you’ve found the wifi password more easily than cracking the password.

Wireless Network Properties
Wireless Network Properties

That was all about finding wifi password you’re connected and now it’s time to get the saved wifi passwords you’ve connected before and is not now connected.

Find Saved WiFi Passwords You’ve Connected Before

Ok, now that you’ve got to find wifi password you’re connected, its turn to know the saved wifi passwords you’ve connected before and can’t access them. This is either easy as finding connected wifi password so don’t worry just learn.

 At the first here, you’ve to know all wifi networks you’ve connected so to do that:

1. Open Command Prompt(CMD) or PowerShell and type:

Netsh WLAN show profiles

Windows PowerShell -Show Wifi's
Windows PowerShell -Show Wifi’s

2. Now it’s time to turn your command into password, so to do this first select the network you want to see the password and then type:

Netsh WLAN show profile name=Tenda_0B9160 key=clear

This is it, after entering the command you will successfully see the password with other information like the shot below.

Find Saved Wifi passwords you've connected before
Windows PowerShell -Show Password

Ok, this was all about finding both (connected and unconnected method of finding wifi passwords. If you have any question regarding this ask me by a comment.