Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10: How to Enable and Set Up

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Controlled Folder Access is a feature introduced in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released in October 2017. It is designed to protect your folders with some important data (for example, documents) from unauthorized changes performed by untrusted, unwanted programs or malware (encryptors in particular). When the feature is enabled Windows 10 will block access to your sensitive data if the app accessing files in a protected folder is not considered as trusted or its behavior seems to be suspicious in some way. Here is how to enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 and enable protection of your most important folders.  Continue reading

Change Public Network to Private in Windows 10

I’m sure, most of you’ve noticed the word “Public” under the network name in Windows 10 many times. But I bet that few of you really know what this description means in fact. Some time ago a friend of mine asked me with a frown “How can my home Wi-Fi be public?” what made me laugh a lot. Well, from this article you will learn about the following basics:

  • what is the difference between public and private networks;
  • how to change public network to private in Windows 10, regardless of whether it is wireless or wired.

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All Methods To Open Device Manager In Windows 10

Device Manager Windows 10

Device manager is a great thing. It can answer various questions and help fix many issues with your personal computer. For instance, with its help you can find out if you have a driver installed or not, what kind of driver is installed (native or compatible), learn what kind of CPU you have in your machine, etc. Besides that you may access some advanced settings like disable or enable a certain hardware, adjust network card sensitivity or change the MAC address. Device Manager is often the first applet you launch after you clean install a brand new operating system (of course, to learn what drivers you need to add). In this tutorial we will describe all possible ways to open Device Manager in Windows 10. Various methods can be convenient in different situations. Continue reading

Create Control Panel Shortcut On Desktop And Start Menu In Windows 10 Creators Update

Control Panel shortcut in Windows 10 Creators Update

Control Panel is a set of deprecated applets serving to control system settings of Windows OS. At the moment, Microsoft gradually kills it and moves all system tuning and personalizing elements to the modern “Settings” app. Thus, since Creators Update Windows 10 doesn’t have a Control Panel link in WinX menu. Today we will show you how to create a Control Panel shortcut on desktop and start menu in Windows 10 Creators Update so that you can instantly access it. Continue reading