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
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
Nowadays the majority of computers are connected to the Internet. Usually PCs connect to wireless router via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and router serves to supply the Internet. In most cases computers are configured to obtain an IP-address automatically because every router has a built-in DHCP server that serves to assign local IP to every device on the local area network (LAN).
But in some cases you might need to assign an IP-address manually. In this case it is also called a static IP-address. The simplest example when you may need to do it – while you are configuring your router or access point itself. And here is how.
We will show the process on Windows 10 version 1803. Be advised that Windows 10 is a constantly changing system. As the time goes on the configuration settings and applets are being migrated from the deprecated Control Panel to the modern Settings app. That’s why the old manually may not work for a newer version of Windows 10 OS. Continue reading
Today we will talk about a rather unpleasant problem: WiFi is constantly disconnecting on your laptop, iPhone or Android. Sometimes it reconnects, sometimes it fails and consequently you have no Internet. It goes without saying that on device with such network issue all your downloads will keep failing, all conversations like Skype will keep interrupting and you will get irritated.
When your client device tries to reconnect you will see Connecting… or Checking network requirements (in Windows) or Obtaining IP-address (on Android) under your wireless network name while normally you should see Connected, Secured or Unmetered/Connected respectively. In this article we collected all known solutions that will hopefully help you fix the problem with dropping WiFi and Internet connection on Windows PC, iPhone or Android devices. Continue reading
I take screenshots every day because my hobby is creating how-tos on tunecomp.net. And I must admit, I hate to see pop-up every time saying “Screenshot captured” or “Screenshot saved. Tap to view your screenshot”. And mostly because if I take another one a few seconds later it will contain this pop-us itself captured. Besides that, there is a notification in the Status bar and on the lock screen. Here is how you can get rid of pop-ups and notifications after taking screenshots on Android 9 and 8 so you won’t have to dismiss them each time. Continue reading
An external SD card is great for storing your camera photos and videos while the apps should be installed on internal storage of your Android phone or tablet. When you insert a new SD card into your phone and even more the used one, you’d better format it. Your phone won’t prompt you to erase your SD card. That’s why you need to format it manually using the Android Settings app. This is highly recommended to prevent glitches of the file system. Besides that this will erase all unnecessary information stored by previous device and delete all possible malware. If you just insert your memory card into the phone or tablet it may work fine but it will likely contain folders created by the operating system itself and apps that were installed there. Here is how to manually format an SD card on Galaxy S9/S9+ under Android 8. Also here you will learn how to unmount and eject your external storage. Continue reading