In a network where you’ve Windows and Mac OS and want to share files between them is not an easy task. Therefore, you’ve to configure or enable file sharing on both operating systems then see or manage share files. Most of the people prefer to do it, but might not have succeeded. The way to share files between Mac OS and Windows 10 is similar to sharing files between the same operating system but if a person is not known to one of the OS then, of course, it will be difficult for him to do. In this article, we will learn how to share files between Mac OS and Windows 10, so lets begin.
Share Files From Mac OS to Windows 10
To share files and folders between Mac OS and Windows 10, you need to install any software or use third party tools, just follow the article step by step.
3. Ok, now go to Mac, open System Preferences and click on Sharing.
4. Now turn on file sharing from service and click on + icon and select the folder or files you want to share and click Add.
5. Ok, now that you’ve shared folders, it’s time to access them from windows, to do that go to the Windows PC, open Network and click on Mac computer and enter the Mac’s credentials and click ok.
After clicking ok, you’ll see and manage shared folders like we had shared Myinfo with Karar’s public Folder and we can see them here too.
Share Files From Windows to Mac OS
1. Select a folder on Windows and right-click on it then select Properties and On the folder Properties click on Advanced Sharing.
2. When the Advanced Sharing opened, mark it on and click on Permissions, on the permissions just mark everyone as full control and click Ok.
3. Ok, now that you’ve shared files from Mac OS, its possible now to access them from Mac. To do it go to Home and select Windows PC under shared then click on Connect As and enter your Windows PC credentials then click Connect.
4. When the computer connected, you can see and manage shared files fully.
Finally, you’ve known how to share files between mac os and windows 10. We always require your feedback about our article and never ignore them also we are thankful to those who share their feedbacks.
Virtualization is successful method for creating lab and testing tool in recent years. Hyper-v enables Windows administrator to create virtual machine (VM). Virtual machines run in their own isolated environment. VMs are self-contained units that can easily be moved from one physical computer to another physical computer.
At the time of creating virtual machine, the hardware is abstracted and multiple virtualized hardware environments are created. On the virtual environment you can run a complete copy of operating system (OS) separately. As a result of enabling Hyper-v and sufficient hardware configurations you can run many operating systems on physical computer. Finally, you can manage virtual machines as standalone computers.
You create network card which works as a physical connection. The computers which use the same network cards are placed in the same network. You have complete authority on a virtual machine (VM). You can delete, stop and turn on, off and restart a virtual machine.
VMs have their own storage. When you create a virtual machine, virtual hard drive (VHD) is created for each machine. You can add many of them for each machine. Your physical hard drive is virtually divided to many other hard drives. The same as your physical hard disk you may have many hard drives with the same functionality. It is called virtual hard drive (VHD) which is saved by .vhd extension. Logically your VHDs seems like physical drive but all files stored on each VHD, in fact stored on one physical hard drive.
One of the useful tools in Hyper-v is Checkpoint. While you want you easily create a checkpoint. It is the screenshot of your machine state. When you want, you can run the checkpoint and you are taken to the state you had created the checkpoint. It is a good tool and makes your life easy. In addition your time won’t be wasted especially when you are testing some thing.
The term host computer is used for the computer that hosting the Hyperr-v. Let’s go and enable Hyper-v on Windows 10.
To enable Hyper-v, these requirements are necessary, but not all hardware requirements that the host computer should have. There are many more requirements that I don’t mention here.
CPU support for VM Monitor Mode Extension (VT-c on Intel CPU’s)
Minimum of 4GB RAM. Virtual machines share their memory with the host computer. You need to provide enough memory to handle the workload.
The following items must be enabled on system BIOS
Hardware Enforced Data Execution Prevention
Operating system requirements
All editions of Windows 10 can’t support Hyper-v. Therefore, appropriate edition of operating system needs to be installed on host computer. Here is the list of Windows editions that can or can’t support the Hyper-v.
Windows 10 editions which can support Hyper-v:
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Professional
Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 editions which can’t support Hyper-v:
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
Enable Hyper-v on Windows 10
It is really easy to enable Hyper-v on Windows 10. Also make sure that you have logged in with an account with administrative privileges. Otherwise you won’t be able to do upcoming tasks.
1. Open Control Panel. You can open Control Panel in many ways. Search for Control Panel in search box in Start menu. While found, click on to open it. If you like, keep pressing the Start menu button then press the R button: start+R. When run is opened type control and click on the OK button.
2. Scroll down and find Programs and Features. Click on Programs and features. Here is the place you can uninstall the applications and features you don’t want. Of course, if you want to add a feature you are at the right place.
3. In the left pane you see Turn Windows features on or off option. Click on that and Windows Features page will be opened for you.
4. You see the Hyper-v with a vacant box next to it. Put a check mark in the box and click on Ok button to turn on the feature on host computer.
5. Be patient for a while. Windows searches for some files needed due to enable the Hyper-v on Windows. Finally Windows wants you to restart your computer. Click on Restart now button due to reboot your machine.
Enable Hyper-v through PowerShell
1. Search for the PowerShell in Start menu. While found, right-click on the PowerShell and run it as an administrator because you need PowerShell with administrative privileges for turning on the feature.
2. Hyper-v is an optional feature. First of all enable the feature typing this command in PowerShell window: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-v -All
So, press the Enter button to run the command.
3. Finally you need to reboot your computer. If you like you can type Y which the contracted form of Yes, as shown below. If you want to restart your computer in other way you can do so.
1. Log in to your computer. In the Start menu search for Hyper-v typing the word Hyper-v. Because of the easy access pin the Hyper-v in Start by right-clicking on it. Then select the Pin to start option. After that while you press the Start menu button you can see the Hyper-v there.
2. At the end you can see the Hyper-v manager. No virtual machine is created. In the left pane below the Hyper-v manager you see Client03 which is the host computer’s name. When you create VMs, they will be listed below my computer’s name.
Consequently we are done. Finally Hyper-v enabled on the computer. Also you can create virtual machines on Hyper-v.
The new Windows 10 has been released and created to service well from the previous versions. Unlike windows 7 or 8 it’s going and has been more comfortable and updated overall from every edge, here in Windows 10 when you install it, you don’t find that the drivers? No worries because Windows 10 makes it easier to do it itself automatically, once you’ve arranged or installed Windows 10 updates & drivers you’ll have automatically the device drivers + updates anytime. However, now it’s been updated and you can choose the updates installation and download yourself, you can choose updates installation from two options whether automatic or notify to schedule restart means if you select automatic or the first option, the PC will keep up everything smoothly, on the time when the PC isn’t working, it will install the updates & drivers, but how about the downloading of drivers and updates, are they Windows recommended drivers? Yes, but some of them and some of them aren’t downloaded. To have Windows automatically download recommended drivers and icons you’ve to do the following steps.
What is Driver?
Drivers. A driver is a software that allows your computer to communicate with hardware devices. Without drivers, the devices you connect to your computer—for example, a mouse or external hard drive—won’t work properly. Windows can automatically check if there are drivers available for new devices that you connect to your computer.
Install Windows 10 Updates & Drivers Automatically
Actually, when you’ve recently installed windows 10 you might have noticed that the drivers are missing but you didn’t get them automatically because you haven’t installed the drivers and updates from Windows update and here’s we gonna install Windows 10 updates & drivers now.
1. Open Control Panel from Start Menu by typing it and hitting on it. When the control panel opened, navigate to Hardware & Sound then click on view devices and printers.
2. Now right click on your device (PC or laptop) and select Device installation settings.
3. On the Device installation settings, you’ll be asked if you want to download driver software and realistic icons for your devices that are recommended by windows? select Yes, do this automatically and click Save.
And you’re done! we’ve successfully enabled windows automatically downloading drivers and icons. Now let’s move and download and install the updates and drivers recommended from windows.
To do this go to Settings>Update & Security and click on Check for updates, it will find updates and download them then install.
Notice: Update your device once a week at least because it will solve much problems, refresh and update security and much more.
What if Windows can’t find a driver for your device
It’s best to let Windows install drivers automatically. Occasionally, Windows might not be able to find a driver for your device. If this happens, you might want to check the manufacturer’s website for a driver or update for the device, or try installing any software that came with the device.
And that’s it. Hope it would be informative and helpful if you have any question, suggestion regarding this ask below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When the custom view created, it will look something similar to this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4. When the settings finished close the window then select the connection and click Start.
5. After starting, you’ll be asked for verifying certificate so just click on Continue.
7. When you’ve continued, you will be connected via remote access to windows 10 successfully like the shot below.
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.
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.
2. Now click on Default Programs option and you’ll see the default program options.
3. Here you can set default programs, change default programs or reset to Microsoft defaults, so just click on Set your 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ok, after you’ve done managing click Ok.
That’s all. Found helpful? If yes then give your nice comments here.
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 Windowseasily 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.
2. When opened, make sure your device is connected and unlocked then choose your phone by clicking on it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, when the syncing finished, you can have and see your pictures, music and documents on your PC like the shot below.
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.
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.
2. When the automatically backup enabled, click on More options to setup the file history options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.