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Folders “$Windows.~BT” and “$Windows.~WS.” What Are They For and Can You Delete Them?
Read this article about system folders “$WINDOWS.~BT” and “$WINDOWS.~WS”: what’s inside, where these folders are located, why your computer needs them, and whether they can be removed. The folders $WINDOWS.~BT and $WINDOWS.~WS are created by the operating system when it is upgraded. These directories may appear in any 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 10, and the files inside them may take up a few gigabytes off your disk space count.
Creating a Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows 10, 8 or 7
Read this article and find out how to create a bootable USB drive for installing Windows 10, 8 or 7. There are many ways of doing it (and even dedicated apps), but we are going to cover only the methods which are both the easiest and officially approved.
Recovering Deleted Files in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP
Read this article to learn how to recover files in Windows. Let’s consider causes for losing files and ways of recovering them with the system standard tools and third-party data recovery software. Modern computer devices cover an extremely wide range of usage and are currently represented by desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, ultrabooks, tablets, smartphones etc. Every device is a complicated electronic gadget created to perform certain functions and used in various situations..
How to Erase and Format a Disk in Windows 10, 8 or 7
Read this article to learn about the difference between quick and full format, the file system you should choose when formatting a disk, how to use the Windows built-in tool to format disks, create or delete partitions.
Nowadays, most hard disks come preformatted by the manufacturer and ready to use. Yet quite often users have to format their disks themselves.
How to Encrypt Files and Folders with EFS in Windows 10, 8 or 7
Read about EFS in Windows 10, how to enable and use it, and how to back up the EFS encryption key.
The Encrypting File System (EFS) was first introduced in Windows 2000 and is still available in all versions of Windows 10, 8 or 7 except for Home version. EFS is similar to encryption by Bitlocker, and it allows encrypting separate files and folders while Bitlocker works with the entire disk. EFS is not a full-fledged file system, but an add-on based on NTFS and allowing to encrypt particular files on the fly.