How to Delete Photos from Windows PC But Not to Remove Them from Google Photos

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How to Remove Files Deleted on PC from Google Disk But Not to Remove Deleted Photos from Google Photos

There is no problem with freeing up the device folder on your Android and almost no problem with clearing internal storage on your Apple device. But many of you don’t understand how to free up space on Windows 10 PC and not to delete photos and videos from Google Photos. And you are shaking from the mere thought that when you delete photos from a PC they will be lost from Google Photos! Let’s find out how to arrange the things the right way.  Continue reading

Record High-Quality Stereo Sound on Galaxy S9, S8 or Galaxy Note

Almost every modern phone has at least two microphones. The 2-mic setup is used for noise cancellation during calls and for recording the stereo sound while shooting video. But you can also force a third-party or native app to use both mics for recording audio instead of default mono mode. In such a way you can capture unique material for your vlogs or even music tracks. In this article we will explain how to record a stereo sound with a superb quality on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9, S8 and similar Galaxy devices.  Continue reading

How to Prevent Windows 10 from Deleting the Image Thumbnails Cache

Windows 10 explorer loading thumbnails each time you open the folder

Each time you open the same folder with pictures Windows 10 starts re-creating thumbnails from a scratch. It’s not actually a problem if there is five images in the folder. But if you browse through a huge archive containing tons of pictures in good quality you will waste a lot of time waiting until the thumbnails are ready and your hard drive finally stops making noise.  Continue reading

What is Wi-Fi Sharing on Galaxy Note, S9, S8

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Wi-Fi Sharing is a nice feature you can find in Mobile Hotspot settings on Samsung Galaxy devices

As we wrote in one of our previous articles, mobile hotspot makes your Android phone work as a wireless router. In this mode mobile data interface works as WAN and Wi-Fi as LAN respectively. But Samsung added a nice expansion feature to Mobile Hotspot mode in their flagship Galaxy devices – it is called Wi-Fi sharing. It works as follows. In the case if one of the wireless networks (which your phone was previously connected to) is detected, your S9/S9+ will propose to redistribute its Internet connection instead of wasting its cellular data. In such a way your Galaxy phone can connect to your home wireless network and connect up to ten devices via its own hotspotContinue reading

Google Backup and Sync Error “Something went wrong. Can’t add path”

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Backup and Sync from Google is quite a raw app. It is a fresh app that came to replace the two old programs for PC at once – Google Drive and Google Photos. Backup and Sync contains some awkward drawbacks making users stuck on configuring the app. Let me tell you about my situation.

I have a photos archive on my hard drive. It is located in Pictures\Camera Roll\. I prefer splitting the archive into years. That’s why in the Camera Roll directory I have sub directories named 2018, 2017, 2016, etc. A few days ago I had to roll back my Windows 10 to the previous state using Aomei Backupper because the OS worked not perfect. As it turned out, the backup did not contain Backup and sync for some reason. So I downloaded the latest version and installed it.

When I launched the program it applied some settings from its previous installation. In such a way the parent folder named Pictures appeared in the list of synced directories. I hate when Google’s Backup and Sync rechecks all my photo archive each time I boot (or reboot) my computer I decided to add only the folder with the latest photos to sync. And when I unchecked the “Pictures” folder in the Preferences and tried to add only ‘2018’ the program told me “Something went wrong: Can’t add path “C:\Users\tunecomp.net\Pictures\Camera Roll\2018″ because its a sub-folder or a parent of a folder that’s already been added”. Even if I tried to uncheck the parent directory the app still reported that error. Here is how to resolve the problem! Continue reading

How to Clear Chat History in Skype 8

From time to time you understand that you need to clear your conversation history on Skype. You may want this to protect your private and sensitive information. For example, if you wrote bad stuff about your boss while you were discussing your job with a friend be sure to delete this conversation before your go home. Or if you chatted with your former girlfriend hurry up to get rid of logs before your wife reads it 🙂 I’m just joking. But you know better than me when you need to purge the unwanted chat urgently.

In the classic Skype program that you are so used to using you could clear the chat history in Tools → Options → Privacy → Privacy Settings → Clear history. But since the Skype updated to the new version 8 in 2018 you don’t have the opportunity to do it the same way. In this article we will explain how you can clear the conversation with a certain contact in Skype 8. Hopefully, developers won’t change everything again and I won’t have to write this manual from a scratch. Continue reading