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Windows 10 Upgrade Read-only Documents Folder

The Windows 10 causes an issue to your Documents folder – some applications can no longer write to it, it appears as a ‘read-only’ folder.

Until Microsoft releases a patch-upgrade please use the following workaround.

Go to your “Documents” folder

Right-click Properties

Press the Securities tab

Press Edit

In Group or user names: panel – select your User account

In the Permissions panel tick Allow for Full Control


How To Access Hidden International Themes in Windows 7

When you Personalize (desktop>right click>Personaliize) your PC using a Theme (desktop background/window color /sounds) – the default choices are based on the location and language who selected during installation, i.e if you’re in Australia – you only get Australian themes, in Canada you only get Canadian themes and so on.
It is however, possible to gain access to the other location-based Themes.
In Explorer go to C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT, here you’ll see the following:

Double-click the country you’re interested in, then go into the Theme folder.
To install Canada, go to the following folder:
Now double-click the executable to install that Theme, in this case it’s the ‘CA’ Windows Theme File.
Now when you go back to Personalize (desktop>right click>Personalize) you’ll be presented with a new “Canada” option in My Themes.


How to Lock and Unlock your Computer with a USB Drive

With Predator, you can turn your USB drive into a “key” that unlocks your computer when plugged in, and locks it when it’s removed.

If you prevent access to your computer with just a password, you are missing out on an alternate (and more secure) way to lock down your computer.

Predator, a free Windows program, turns your USB drive into a key that locks your computer when it’s removed. To unlock your computer, you’ll have to plug the USB drive back in. (Talk about having secret-agent-style security.)



How to Prevent Excel from Reformatting Two Numbers to a Date and Month

Type an apostrophe before entering or pasting two numbers separated by a hyphen in Microsoft Excel to keep the numbers from being converted to their month and date equivalent.

Topping my list of Microsoft Excel pet peeves is the program’s automatic conversion of two numbers on either side of a hyphen into the date and month the numbers correspond to, such as “1-1” becoming “01-Jan.”



How to Remove Hidden Data From Your Photos with Metanull

Hidden data in photos can provide useful information for later reference. If you’d rather not share this data with others, you can easily strip away the metadata in Windows using Metanull.

Digital photographs, whether they come from your point-and-shoot camera, dSLR, or your smartphone, contain hidden data. Most of the data is harmless, like the model of the camera and settings used in the shot. You might, however, want to limit the sharing of GPS data, which could reveal where you live, work, or where your kids go to school.