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Tools

Can I Move an Installed Program from One Drive to Another?

The key is in understanding how a program is set up. If you had to run a setup wizard to install the program, then you will need to set it up again on a new drive.

HTTPS

I’m not seeing a padlock with my https site. Is it safe?

https should be safe as long as the padlock icon indicates that the certificate is correct. That proves that you’re visiting the site that you believe you are. If you don’t see it, you should be concerned.

Now that's a clean desktop!

Is It Safe to Store Files on My Desktop?

The desktop is not a place I keep things I use, because it’s always obscured. It’s also a fragile environment to keep important files because it is prone to mis-swipes of the mouse and more.

An Active Hard DIsk

Does defragging too much harm my hard disk?

Defragmenting a hard drive speeds it up by moving pieces of files closer to each other. It does no harm except maybe waste your time if you do it too much.

Defrag and Optimize

Why Do Different Defrag Programs Give Different Results?

While defrag programs use different algorithms to defragment your machine, one thing is for sure – they won’t defrag your machine 100%. But is it worth it to be that thorough?

CHKDSK

Will CHKDSK Harm My Files?

If CHKDSK freezes when you run it, you may have a problem with your files or hard disk. But don’t blame CHKDSK for the problem.

A Sharing Widget

How do I get rid of this annoying Facebook share pop-up?

Facebook popups asking you to share content can be annoying. There’s a reason websites do it, but the best practice is to be unobtrusive. So what can you do to get rid of those annoying popups?