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No internet connection but you’re bored? Then, it is the perfect time for you to try the Microsoft Edge Surf game Cheats & Easter Eggs! Plenty of new features and three latest gaming modes are also embedded in the Chromium-based Web browser.

What to Know?

The fun part is that you can enjoy all of these without the need to worry about internet connection and speed because the game works offline on any page like Chrome T-rex (chrome://dino has additional arcade mode). What’s more appealing is that accessing this game is not a pain in the neck for it only requires a simple URL to be encoded in the address/search bar which is edge://surf. Go ahead and try it!

The Konami Code

As the game’s up-to-date addition, it has received an interesting avatar which is called Ninjacat. This character can be obtained by striking out an undisclosed code, which appears to be an honor to Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a Japanese video game developer and also the man behind Konami Code, a cheat code used in several video games typically granting the player extra lives or other aids, and which has also become pervasive as an Easter egg in popular culture.

How to Surf

For those of you who have played this game, you know that losing comes inevitable whenever you reach more or less 1000 m, right? Irritating as it sounds, however, you also know that your purpose is to surf as far as possible without crashing onto the various hindrances in the game such as corals, buoys, and other surfers. Hence, you are given three lives to play it strategically and reach the farthest distance that you can.

Microsoft Edge Surf Game Cheats & Easter Eggs!

Without further ado, lets dive in!

Hidden Mini Surf Game on Desktop

If you’re a desktop user, hold down the CTRL key and just scroll the middle mouse button if you intend to zoom out. You can take it up to at least 50% to get a better vision of what is in the game. Once you have zoomed it out according to your preference, you can now choose the character of your taste. To do that, simply follow the instructions that will appear on your screen then hit Enter to start playing.

Hidden Mini Surf Game on Laptop

Playing the game on a laptop without using a mouse is also not a problem. Pinch the touchpad inward; if that didn’t work, click the three-dot button on the top corner of Edge and click the – or + till you come up with the zoom rate you want. Other than these simple instructions, also remember that the left and right arrows rule direction, while the spacebar caters the ability to perform tricks to evade the obstacles as you immerse yourself in the game.

The Ninjacat Character (Easter Egg 1)

Many of you know that Ninjacat has been part of Windows 10 OS, but only as an emoji. Windows insiders and fans have broadly used the character to create Ninjacat wallpapers. So, to speak, the character has been the latest addition in the Surf mini-game, but the character doesn’t appear straightforwardly. Therefore, as a player, you can think of it as an Easter Egg, inside another Easter Egg. For you to have an access to the Ninjacat character inside the Edge Surf mini-game, using a secret code on the game page (URL when online) or on any page when not connected to the Internet (similar to Chrome’s offline or no connectivity page) comes as a requirement.

Secret Code!

Same with how most, if not all, games operate, for you to play as the Ninjacat character, you must first start the game. Once the game begins, do not enter the default playing keys, like the left and right arrow keys, and spacebar. Furthermore, keep your fingers away from any buttons on the Mouse. In its place, press the following keys in the precise sequence speedily: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, b, a (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → ba). The browser self-confirms the keys entered and changes the character. It is vital to note that any score made with Ninjacat avatar is not documented.

Must Check-out!

Microsoft has launched the Surf mini-game in the new Edge browser in version 82.0.423.3. However, the general availability of the game was not confirmed. To cut the chase, the Surf mini-has just been disseminated gradually, and many users might not have received the same. There’s only a single way to confirm if the game is available on your device and that is to enter the URL mentioned earlier and hit Enter. If it’s present, then the mini-game will launch right away in your Edge Browser tab.

Konami Code in Opera

What’s catchier about the dual Easter Eggs is the fact that the code required to enter the mini-game is identified as the Konami Code. This is deemed so important to launch the game and to select actions to gain benefits. Not long ago, Opera, another popular web browser, has permitted its users to enable power user settings through the Konami Code.

How to Become an Octopus in the Game (Easter Egg 2)

Again, your character choice is all up to you. If you want a Ninjacat character, you will be in need of a code; the code is also mentioned earlier in this article. However, if you want to try out another character like an octopus, it cannot be guaranteed that you can become an octopus once you have chosen to be a Ninjacat. Still, you can bet your luck in the game. As you start your surfing adventure, you have to meticulously move and take small turns so you won’t hit any obstacles. You should turn to the extreme left and after some time, you will notice a certain place in the game; stay in the middle and wait for 5 or 10 seconds.

Octopus’ Great Enemy (What to Avoid)

The wait is over! After only 5 or 10 seconds, you have become an octopus! With that newly acquired character, you can break any fences, rocks, and other things without the need to give the slightest worry whether these obstacles are huge or small or if you may lose a game life. In fact, you can even make other people/surfers that are near you fall. But, becoming an octopus in the game doesn’t equate to immortality because the sandbars are your biggest enemy; watch out for those so you won’t lose a life. Also, your score won’t be saved if you are an octopus.

Surf Now and Reach the Farthest Distance

Have you tried surfing using these tricks? If you haven’t, try them now and bring your surfing adventure to a whole new level. Beat the obstacles, reach the farthest distance, and be the best surfer that you can be!

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How to Create Strong Passwords You Can (Easily) Remember

There are 2 ways you can permanently delete files from your Windows (10, 8, 7) computer. One is to delete the files and remove them from the recycle bin, and the other way is to permanently delete files from your computer using a third party shredder software.

Deleting a file in Windows is different from what you think.

If you delete a file from your computer and even you empty the recycle bin, the file will not be deleted permanently. Instead, the file’s address or its cluster location will only be deleted and until new data is replaced in that cluster, your file will remain there.

This is the reason why you need to remove the file from its cluster by replacing new data in order to prevent the file from recovering. Mainly, this is where the second method comes in.

Still, it is up to you to decide whether you want to delete files from the recycle bin or delete files permanently from the storage drive (Hard disk/SSD/Nvme or USB). If you already have some files that are very personal to you, then it is better to remove them permanently from your computer.

To make it easier, this article will explain to you both ways. Let us start with how to delete files permanently using a third party software.

How to delete files permanently using a third party software

There are plenty of software out there that you can use to completely erase files. While some of these are not free to use, there are also some free software that can do the job you want without the need to pay for it. Eraser is one of those software that is free to use without any restrictions; what’s best is that the developers are kind enough to update the software frequently.

How to use Eraser to remove files permanently

As the first step, download Eraser from here and install (download the latest version). After that, proceed to the following instructions to permanently remove whatever you want from your computer.

You can delete files for good with the use of Eraser in two different ways. First is by deleting files using its windows and the other one is deleting files by right clicking on them. Let’s get to know its easy way.

Method 01: Delete files permanently by right clicking on each file

You don’t need to open eraser each and every time to remove files completely. Instead, you can just delete the file or folder you want just by right clicking on it.

You can even erase files in the recycle bin this way. What you need to do is just to right click on the file that you want to delete and select Eraser > and then Erase.

Method 02: Delete files permanently by Eraser’s Task option

To delete files using Eraser’s Window, you have to open Eraser application from the desktop icon or use the search option in Windows.

Then, Press CTRL + N or select new task from the Erase schedule.

Eraser is so useful that it can even delete files based on how you scheduled it. Let’s say there is something you store on your computer and you want to delete it in 2 days. You can simply schedule the date when you want the file to be deleted so even you forget about it, Eraser will do the job for you.

But in the image below, I will select Run immediately. Once you select a specific method, click Add Data.

Here, you can select which data you want to delete permanently. From the Target type, choose whether you want to delete files or files inside a folder; you can also select files inside the Recycle Bin. Once you selected the target, choose the files or folder you want to delete using the browse button, then click OK. If you selected the Files in Folder option, you can keep the folder after you delete the files by unchecking the Delete the folder if empty option.

Keep the erase method as default (best method) or you can set it to US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M(ECE), Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II, German VSITR or Schneider’s Algorithm, which are the other best erasing methods that can make the file unrecoverable. Read more

After selecting everything, click on Ok button twice to begin the process of erasing the files permanently from your computer.

If you get any error or you need to know more about how to use the Eraser software, leave a comment below so that I can provide assistance.

How to delete files from the Recycle Bin

We all know that by default, if we delete a file or a folder, it automatically moves to the Recycle Bin. And of course, if you want it gone, you have to delete it from the Recycle Bin too. That is how Windows prevents the file deletion from cases of accidental deletions. Thus, if you want to delete files completely without moving them to Recycle Bin by just one click or button, there are 3 ways:

  1. Disable the Recycle Bin
  2. Use a shortcut to delete files without moving them to recycle bin (Shift + Delete)
  3. Use CMD to delete files (even undeletable files)

How to use a shortcut to remove files completely

You can easily delete files from your computer without moving them to Recycle Bin. What you need to do is to select the file and press Shift + Delete buttons on your keyboard. After that, click Yes on the confirmation window. Easy, right?

How to disable the Recycle Bin

It is not recommended to disable the Recycle Bin because if you delete something accidently, you cannot retrieve it file without using a recovery software, and even the chances are low that you can actually recover the file. But, if you really want to get rid of the Recycle Bin, then follow the steps below:

Go to the Recycle Bin properties by right click on it.

Select “Don’t move files to the recycle bin. Remove files immediately when deleted” option as shown in image.

Still, I recommend to keep the “Display confirmation dialog” option so you can check if you got the correct file before deleting it.

How to delete undeletable files using Command Prompt

You will definitely find this very useful when you happen to delete some file and if it doesn’t work, in case something like in the image happens, open the Command Prompt in administrator mode and execute the command as given below.

DEL /F /Q Filepath

Copy the code and paste it on the Command Prompt, and then replace the “filepath” with the file’s path you want to delete. After that, press enter to execute the code and delete the file.

Take a screenshot or copy what you got. You will need this in the future.

If you have any questions regarding this article, feel free to leave a comment. I am always here to help you.

In case you delete any important files accidently, check this out!

How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10 – Free

To end the nightmare of forgetting passwords, there are only two ways: the first one is to create strong passwords that you can remember and make it different for each and every account you create, and the other way is to use a reliable password manager so it will remember the passwords for you.

Since the both methods work best, I will explain both in this article. I will first start with creating, strong memorable passwords.

How to create strong passwords you can remember

In this technique, we use our personal information that are only unique to us to create strong, memorable passwords. The best thing about this technique is that you can create infinite passwords for every account you have without the need to worry remembering each and every password! Take a piece of paper with you and let us begin with the first step.

#1 Pick personal information that are only unique to you

Everyone in this world has things that are only unique to them. Such as:

  • Birthdays;
  • ID card numbers;
  • Working company;
  • Address of the apartment;
  • Favorite song;
  • School ID;
  • Exam ID, and
  • Even the best day in their life.

So, what you need to do is to pick 1 word (not too short) and 1 number sequence (not too long) that are unique to you. But, you need to be aware about things that can be common to other people.

Example, consider your identity card number. Your ID card number is not the same as someone else’s ID card number, and their ID card number is not the same as yours or vice versa.

However, if you take your name, it can be someone else’s name too. People around you also know what your name is so you have to avoid including it alone for your passwords.

To make things clear, in this step, what you actually need to do is to pick numbers and a word very unique to you. It can be a date, ID number, an item, or a even a situation. The most important thing is to choose unique information that you can remember even in the future.

#2 What is the website where you can create passwords

This is what will help you create many passwords. Also, this is what makes it more distinguishable from other passwords you will create in future. See the example below:

Let’s say that you want to create a strong password for your Facebook account. Since it is for Facebook, you can take only a part of the name “Facebook” and use it at the beginning, middle, or at the end of your password. The word “Facebook” is easy to guess, hence you can split it into letters and take the:

  • First 1,3,5, letters
  • First 2,4,6 letters
  • First and last letter or
  • Any other way you like

Next, you add the selected letters to your password according to a certain pattern.

Example: fcbopassword, passwordfcbopassword, passwordfcbo, pafsscwobrdo

In addition to this, you can make the password even stronger by making some of the letters capital; you can use your own capitalization technique for that. It is up to you to keep all these things in mind.

#3 Pick your favorite symbol

Symbols play a huge role in creating a strong password. Even more, some websites and apps won’t let you to use a password that has no symbols. It only emphasizes how essential it is to add one or more symbols to your password to make it more secure.

What I can recommend is to use symbols that are rarely used because it will make the password even harder to break. You can pick more than 2 symbols that you can remember easily to increase your password strength. Here are some samples:

  • ~
  • ^
  • |
  • `
  • =
  • <
  • >

#4 Use emojis that are made of symbols (optional)

Emojis are easy to remember. You need at least 2 symbols to make an emoji. It is a good practice if you can use an emoji to create strong passwords.

Here are a few emojis that you can use:

Two symbol emojis:

  • 🙂
  • 🙁
  • 😀
  • 😉
  • :\
  • 😐

Three symbol emojis:

  • :-{
  • 😉
  • ;-D
  • (^^^)
  • 3:)
  • >:(

Nonetheless, this is just an option that you may want to use. Keep in mind that the most important thing here is to come up with strong passwords that you can actually remember and not strong passwords that you cannot recall at all.

#5 Combine all the details you gathered to create strong passwords that you can remember

Now it is time to start creating strong, unique, memorable passwords. Here is the formula that you need:

  1. Take 1 most unique word to you;
  2. Take 1 most unique number sequence to you;
  3. Take the website or app name as described above;
  4. pick one or more symbols (or emojis);
  5. Combine them in a proper manner so you can remember it even in future; and
  6. Write down hints to remember it easily in case you forgot it.

Here is an example password that I created using the formula:

  • Most unique word I can remember: lEo pOiD bLoOm (I used my own capitulation technique)
  • Most unique numbers I can remember: 9163 7265
  • My favorite symbol: ~
  • My favorite emoji: 😉

My example password for Facebook:

My example password for Instagram:

My example password for Google:

See how I used one single password to create many passwords? At first, it may seem difficult but once you create the password from your information, you will see how secure and easy it is.

What I used here was an easy and convenient method for me. But, you can use your own unique method to create a strong password that you can remember.

If you did not use the password for a while, you can forget the way it was created. In this instance, you can write down the hints to remember the password and keep it in your room or workplace. Since they are only hints, they won’t cause you any problem.

Avoid these silly mistakes when creating passwords

Before creating passwords, you need to avoid these mistakes because every mistake you make may cause your account/s to potential attacks such as Bruteforce attacks and Dictionary attacks which I have explained at the bottom of this article.

Here is a list of common mistakes that you need to avoid:

  • Using common words and number sequences (ex: password, 1234, abcd, 1111, incorrect);
  • Your birthday, name, family member names alone;
  • Passwords that are below 8 characters;
  • Passwords that only contains numbers;
  • Passwords that only contains letters; and
  • Easy to guess passwords (hackifyoucan, thisisforfacebook,)

How to measure your password strength

In case you want to measure the strength of the password you created, here are two ways to help you:

  1. Using a tool
  2. Manually checking password

I personally do not recommend any tool for this because the person or company that created it can save whatever you type in their tool. But, you can use Kaspersky Password Checker to test your password strength.

How to measure password strength using Kaspersky Password Checker

It is simple. Here are the list of things that you need to do:

  1. Go to Kaspersky Password Checker
  2. Type your password in the box and it will automatically show the strength of the password that you have entered
Kaspersky Password checker

If the result shows up like this, then your password is strong enough to deal with Bruteforce attacks. If Kaspersky password checker indicate that your password is not strong enough, go below and check what is wrong with your password.

How to manually check the password strength

To check if your password is weak, first you need to know what makes a password stronger. Here is the checklist:

  • A password should have at least 8 characters
  • Passwords should contain numbers, letters, and symbols
  • Passwords should contain mix of capital letters and simple letters
  • Passwords must not contain any common words (example: password, passcode, incorrect)

If your password does not comply with the above checklist, you have to adjust them in order to make your password stronger. After that, check again your adjusted password through Kaspersky Password Checker.

How to use a password manager to manage your passwords

LastPass Password Manager

For those who do not like to remember a lot of passwords and like to use one password to access all of their accounts, you can do it using a password manager.

Using a password manager can help you create numerous number of passwords and save them inside it. Then, you have to give it the name “Master Password” in the password manager and lock all the passwords you have created.

With this, you only need to remember only one password and password manager will keep all the passwords for you. However, here are some pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Only need one password to manage all the passwords
  • Easy to use
  • Can save password on cloud
  • Can create many passwords

Cons:

  • Not for free (most of them)
  • Since the passwords are saved on a cloud server, data breach can leak all the passwords

How to use LastPass Password Manager

LastPass Password Manager is one of the bests in the market. You can download and use its premium features free for a limited time (30 days) as a trial period. After trial ends, it will automatically convert your account to a free account, and even after that, you can use the LastPass manager for lifetime with limited features. (checkout the feature comparison here)

Create an account

To use LastPass Password manager, first you need to create an account. Go to the link to create an account for free. Remember to enter a memorable password.

Download and install LastPass Password Manager

Once you created your account, it will automatically redirect you to install the browser extension of LastPass Password manager. If you don’t like to have an extension in your browser, you can download the desktop version of LastPass Password Manager from here.

Open LastPass Password Manager

After you install the manager, open it. I have installed the extension because it is easy to use. Once you open the application, you can have an access to your password wallet from there.

Create passwords for websites/apps

Since you have no passwords yet, your wallet will look like this. To add a password, click on the Add Item button as shown in the image above.

After that, as shown in the image, in the url box, type the website or app name. If the website is a well-known one, LastPass will automatically fill the URL for you. After completing the details, don’t forget to check “Require Master Password Reprompt“. It will prevent automatically filling passwords without requiring the master password. You can also choose Autologin if necessary.

After filling out the required details, click the save button to save your password.

How LastPass Password Manager works?

To demonstrate, I will show you a quick example for Facebook login. I have already created a password for Facebook and now I am going to log in to my account.

When I go to the login page, there is a small icon that appeared on the detail box. So, once I click on that, LastPass will instantly ask me to fill the passwords automatically.

Since I have selected master password Reprompt in the settings when I create the password, LastPass is asking me the master password to auto fill the email and password for Facebook. This is how it can save you from a password leak when someone use your computer.

How can your passwords be hacked

Mainly there are 3 types of attacks that hackers use to hack your account. Here they are:

  • Bruteforce Attack
  • Dictionary Attack
  • Credential Recycling

Bruteforce Attack

In Bruteforce attack, hackers use every possible combinations for username and password to hack into your account. Even if you use a combination of upper case and lower case letters, special characters, but your password is too short and it has only 6 or 8 characters, Bruteforce attack can crack an average strength password in less than 2 hours.

Dictionary Attack

Dictionary attack is a narrowed down attack of Bruteforce attack. It uses every word in a dictionary as a password. This is why nobody recommends to use common words to create passwords for accounts.

Credential Recycling

Once hackers have your user name and a password of an account, they try that user name and password in every account you have. So, if you have 2 or more accounts which have the same username and password, then the attackers will login to every account you have. This is what Credential Recycling in simple words.

How to increase the security of your accounts

Now, I think you have a clear idea about how your passwords can be hacked; this is why it is so important to increase the security of your accounts. One of the best ways to do that is to enable 2 factor authentication (2FA).

By enabling 2 Factor Authentication, a security PIN will be sent as a message to your mobile phone when you login to your account. In short, you need to enter that security PIN in order to login.

Another way of enabling 2 Factor Authentication is to install an authenticator app like google authenticator. The procedure is the same; you have to enter the code in the authenticator app when you login to your account

There are many companies like Facebook, Google, Pinterest that allow you to enable 2 Factor Authentication in your accounts. Just go to your account settings and enable 2FA. If you need any guidance to enable 2FA, feel free to leave a commend below or send a message through our contact us form.

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How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10 – Free

Deleting files by mistake or by some other unintentional ways is something that usually happens to all of us. I, myself, have also dealt with the same unpleasant experience whenever I use computers.

Recovering files is not the same as deleting them; and, the thing is, some files may never be recovered at all. Accidentally deleted files cause headache especially if those files are of high importance, need to be submitted urgently, or works that we have spent most of our days and nights. Whatever reason it is, the more that we need not to fail to recover them. Don’t lose hope cause the chance of retrieving a newly deleted file is very high! This article will help you.

To recover deleted files in Windows 10 Here, I used a free software. You can go along with me and follow every step given below to recover deleted files in your windows 10 PC.

Recover Deleted Files In Windows 10 Using Recuva (Free Version)

Recuva is a free software and there is also a pro version of it. But, its free version has everything you need. What you loose when use it for free are Virtual hard drive support, Automatic updates and Premium support. The decision is yours if ever you want to purchase it to get all the features of Recuva Pro.

Download Recuva from here

Install Recuva & Open it

To recover deleted files from your Windows 10 PC, first you need to install Recuva. You can install Recuva in two different ways.

  1. Quick install
  2. Custom install

Custom Install

You can go with the custom install if you want to stop creating desktop shortcuts, start menu entries etc.. After selecting the options click on “Install“.

Once installed, uncheck the box “View Release notes” and then click on “Run Recuva“.

In the first initiation, Recuva wizard will be opened. Using the wizard, you can choose which file types you want to recover and where to scan. Do not close it and continue with the wizard by clicking the “Next” button.

Choose the file type to search

If you want to recover a specific file from your Windows 10 PC, you can select it here. Selecting a file type can reduce the scan time a lot. But, if you want to recover multiple files such as photos, videos, etc., select the “all files” option and click on Next button to go to the next step.

Select file location

You can select the location where the file was deleted; you can also save a lot of time if you remember the exact disk or path where the file was. However, you can select the “I am not sure” option so Recuva will scan everywhere in your hard drive to recover the selected file/s in the previous step. Once choose, click on Next button.

Deep scan

Make sure to enable this to get better results. Deep scan will scan every file that has been deleted from your computer. Take note that this will take much longer time than a normal scanning process; hence, the need to prepare yourself to keep your computer turned on until the scan is finish is very vital in this.

Since deep scan take longer time (maybe more than an hour), you can go first with the normal scan, and if you did find nothing, you can perform a deep scan.

Wait until the scan finish

If you did the above-mentioned steps correctly, then the scan should perform well and now you only have to wait until it gets completed. As mentioned earlier, keep the computer turned on.

Depending on the scan method and options you choose, it will take approximately 1 minute-3 hours to complete the scan. Recuva doesn’t use much computer resources so you can do other works on your computer without encountering any problem.

After completing the scan

Once the scan is completed, search result windows will appear. In case you get any error like this, do not panic. You can learn why this error occur from here . Until then, just ignore the error for now and let’s focus on the scan results you get.

Understand Recuva Scan Results

Based on the scan results, you can see that the files with some weird file names are labeled with different colors (status). Let us first identify what each of these colors mean.

  • Green Color : Excellent condition – Recoverable
  • Orange Color : Poor/Very poor condition – Recoverable
  • Red Color : Unrecoverable (you can recover the file but it may not in usable condition)

These status are not 100% accurate. But, we can get an idea based on these colors whether a file has the chance to be recovered or none at all. In short, these colors indicate how many times the file has been overwritten by another file. Take a look at the data given below:

  • Green color – No overwrites
  • Orange color – Some overwrites
  • Red color – Too much overwrites

Therefore, the higher the overwrites, the less chance it is usable.

In addition, you can see more details about the file as:

  • Path : Where was the file when it got deleted
  • Last modified : The date that the file was lastly modified (very useful when finding files)
  • Size : Size of the file (useful to find large files [Zip, Video])
  • State : Recoverable state of a file
  • Comment : Whether the file is overwritten or not

The reason to explain this is that you can sort-out the scan result using these (You just need to click on one of these tabs). It will be very easy for you to recover your deleted files.

Let’s get started and recover deleted files in your Windows 10 PC!

Recover deleted files in Windows 10 from the scan results

You can recover files while you’re on the basic mode, but let’s switch to advanced mode so you can recover specific file types using the search box.

How to Sort-Out Search Results to Get Files Quickly

Once you are in the advanced mode, you can easily find the file/s you want by sorting the results. Here is how:

01 – A search box will be available on the top-right of the window and from there, you can search your files through their names. However, I recommend you to select the file type of the file that you want to recover from the dropdown list you want to recover it from because the file name might have been changed after the deletion.

02 – If you remember the location of the file before it was deleted, then you can use this drop down list and select the disk. It will narrow down the search results so you can easily find it.

03 – You can use these columns to further sort-out the scan results (by file size, by its status).

04 – You can see a preview of some files(Images) once you click on the file.

How to Restore a File From the Search Results

You can select a single file or multiple files to restore.

To select multiple files, check the small box on the left portion of the file name (pointed using a red arrow). Once you selected all the files, right click and select “recover checked”. Or click on the “Recover” button on the bottom right corner (pointed using a blue arrow)

To restore a single file, just simply select the file, right click, then select “recover highlighted”. Or click on the “Recover” button on the bottom right corner (pointed using a blue arrow)

Afterwards, a windows will open and will ask where to store the recovered files. In this case, avoid restoring files to the same disk. Then click on the “OK” button.

A small confirmation windows will open once the restoration is done. Now, you can check the recovered files.

To sum it up, the chance of successfully recovering a file varies depending on the situation. If the file is really damaged, then you don’t stand the slightest chance of getting it back even you use the best recovery software. But for some cases, using a better program would be able to recover that file.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I recover any deleted file in Windows 10 using this software?

You can recover any file type using this software. You can easily find the file you want to recover from the search bar in the advanced mode once the results appear.

Is it safe to use data recovery software?

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Do you know the quickest way to update graphics Driver in Windows 10 and increase your GPU performance more and more?

If your computer’s drivers are old and outdated, then your computer is like an old car. You can only hear its noise but its speed and the convenience it can give you are of no good. In short, it is better to keep your Windows 10 device hardware drivers updated regularly so everything will work perfectly fine.

In this article, I will tell you how you can update graphics drivers in your Windows 10 PC using three (3) different quick ways.

Note: Since this article is quite long due to a load of images, I decided to make this into 3 pages so you will get things easily. If you have any issue, feel free to contact me.


Update Graphics Driver in Windows 10 Using Device Manager

Device manager is the program that Windows 10 has to view and manage device hardware settings and driver software installed on your computer.

To update graphics driver in Windows 10 , follow the steps below:

1. Go straight to Device Manager

To open Device Manager, click on the search bar and type Device Manager. The search results will appear and from there, click on the Device Manager.

2. Locate Display Adapters

From the Device Manager, click on the dropdown button on the Display Adapters or double click on it. After that, a list of available graphics adapters will be shown on your computer.

If you have just newly installed your Windows 10 or have never updated graphics driver before, Microsoft basic display adapter will show up in the Display Adapter list. If you have a separated video card installed on your computer, it will be displayed there as well.

3. Select Update Driver

From the Display Adapters, select the graphics device you want to update and right click on it. After that, select Update driver.

4. Click on Search automatically for drivers

After you clicked Update drivers, select “Search automatically for drivers” in the window that appears.

5. Wait until the update is finished

The graphics driver will take some time to update depends on the file size of the driver and the internet speed which means, you have to patiently wait until the update is completed.

Once the update is done, a windows will appear like this:


The best drivers for your device are already installed

If the driver failed to update and does not show up like this, several reasons might have affected it. Check the following:

  • You have already installed the latest driver for your graphics card/adapter
  • Device manager could not find the latest driver for your graphics card/adapter

If the reason is the first one then, you have nothing to worry about, but if it is the second one, there is a need for you to check if your graphic card has a newer driver version. You can try any of these two (2) steps:

  1. Check for the driver updates using a third-party software
  2. Check for the driver updates by visiting the manufacturer’s website

If you’re wondering how you to do that, just go to;

2nd page – If you are a laptop user.
3rd page
If you are a desktop user.

This simple guide will help you create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive with or without using an ISO file in just 2 minutes; so, whether you have an ISO file or not, you can easily set up a Windows 10 bootable USB drive all by yourself. All you need to do is to follow the steps given below.

If you’re worried that this might be difficult, stop right there and don’t panic! The content of this article is simply written so that you can create a bootable USB drive with so much ease.

Let’s get started!

Requirements

Before you go further, make sure you have these two (2) requirements listed below:

  • An USB Drive with a capacity of at least 8GB (4GB for method 2)
  • Internet connection

Make sure that the above requirements are met to proceed to the next steps that follow:

01. Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive Without Using ISO File

This is the easiest and quickest way to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive. You don’t need to have a Windows 10 ISO file on your computer. Microsoft’s Media creation tool will do the job for you.

1. Download Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool

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Windows 10 media creation tool download page

First, head over to Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool page to download the tool.

2. Open Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Once you have downloaded it, open Media Creation Tool through the browser (as shown in image) or in the Download folder.

3. Accept Microsoft Software License Terms

It will take up to 10 seconds to load the license terms depending on your internet speed. Read the License Terms and click the Accept button.

Click on the accept button

4. Select Create Installation Media

After accepting the license terms, select Create installation media from this window and click on the Next button.

5. Select language, architecture, and edition

After you hit the Next button, you can see the windows below but the options here are greyed out. In this case, try any of the following:

5.1. Use the Recommended Options for this PC

You can keep Use the recommended options for this PC to automatically detect the best options for you PC’s hardware specifications and preferred language of the operating system you are currently in use of. After this, click Next.

If in case you want to install another version of Windows 10, you can uncheck the box Use the recommended options for this PC and select your preferred options.

5.2. Select your desired options (optional)

See the box that the arrow is pointing? When you uncheck that, you will be able to select all the options. After doing so, select the language, Windows Edition, and architecture that you want to install.

Upon doing this, you have to know that most of the time you will not be able to change the Windows edition as you wish. In this case, you will get a complete package with all Windows 10 available versions (including Home, Pro) according to the selected architecture.

But, if you want to download only the Windows 10 edition to create a bootable drive, then go straight to the 2nd method from here.

When choosing the architecture, do not select 64-Bit architecture if your computer doesn’t have a 64-bit supported processor and at least 2GB of Ram.

If you choose 64 bit without the relevant requirements, you will not be able to install Windows 10. (Read the minimum system requirements to run Windows 10 from here)

Once you have made your selections, click Next.

6. Choose USB flash drive to create a bootable drive

After this windows appear, insert the USB flash drive you want to use to create a bootable USB drive. Then, select “USB Flash Drive” and hit Next.

7. Select the USB drive you want to use

If your USB flash drive doesn’t appear in here, make sure your USB device is properly plugged in and it is available for use. Use the refresh option and your USB flash drive will show up right after it.

After selecting the USB drive, click on Next and wait until Windows 10 is completely downloaded, and proceed to create a bootable flash drive.

Once finished, your flash drive will appear like this in the explorer.

After you finished creating the bootable media drive, you can proceed and use the USB bootable drive you created to install Windows 10 on your PC.


02. Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive From ISO File

If you already have a Windows 10 ISO file, you can create Windows 10 bootable USB drive from it in just a short period of time. You can also use a 4GB USB flash drive instead of an 8GB USB flash drive; however, 8GB USB drive is pretty much recommendable to prevent any errors from occurring.

If you don’t have a Windows 10 ISO file yet, you can download any Windows 10 edition using HeiDoc Windows iso downloader. Scroll down and find out how to download it. (I included it here to save your time.)

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive Using Rufus Software

Rufus is a free software available to create bootable USB drives. You can use it to create bootable drives using any Operating System.

Here are the steps you need to follow to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive:

1. Download Rufus Software

Click here to go to the Rufus download page to download Rufus software. You can download the setup file or the portable version depends on what you want.

2. Open Rufus Software

Open the Rufus version you downloaded. In here, I already downloaded the Rufus setup file.

Once opened, a small window will appear and it will ask you to check for application updates. Since I have already downloaded the latest version, I clicked No.

3. Setup Rufus software to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive

After completing the abovementioned steps, Rufus Software main windows will be opened. To create Windows 10 bootable USB drive, connect the USB drive you want, and carefully follow the steps below.

Label 01: Select the USB device from the drop down list that you want to use to create bootable drive.
Label 02: Select the ISO file you downloaded

Once you selected the ISO file, Rufus will automatically detect the ISO file and setup the partition scheme itself.

Change the volume label if you want but I recommend you to keep it as “ESD-ISO”. If it is not “ESD-ISO”, then rename it to “ESD-ISO”. Click on START button after doing so.

A small WARNING windows will appear after clicking on START button. Make sure you have backed up the files you need in your USB drive because this process will erase everything in your USB drive. After you secure all your files, click OK to begin the process.

It will take 5 – 15 minutes to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive depending on the speed of the USB device. So, go get some cold juice and wait until the process is completed.


Bonus! How to Download Any Windows 10 ISO File

Now you know that you can download Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft Media Creation Tool. Again, you have to take note that most of the time it downloads all editions of Windows 10 (32bit or 64bit).

To help you with this, check HeiDoc Windows ISO Downloader. It is a tool that you can use to download only the edition you want. Not only that, you can even download Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 from it. Hitting two birds with one stone!

You can Download HeiDoc Windows ISO Downloader from here

How to Use HeiDoc Windows ISO Downloader

Once Downloaded, open the software. You will see the list of Windows versions you can download. Don’t forget that HeiDoc software can download Microsoft Office as well.

From the list, choose Windows 10.

1. Select Windows 10 Edition

After choosing Windows 10, you can select the edition you prefer. A long list of available Windows 10 editions will appear and from there, select the edition that you want.

After selecting, click the Confirm button to proceed to the next section.

2. Select the language you want

Select the language you want to download and click Confirm to continue to the final step.

3. Download Windows 10

In here, you can select the architecture to download Windows 10 directly through the software. However, you can copy the link that you can see on the right side and download Windows 10 using any browser or device.

Once you selected Download, an ISO file will be downloaded on your computer.

If you have any question regarding this article, leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you right away! Thank you.

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“Microsoft Edge” is the default web browser that comes with Windows 10 & it has been evolved over time with many features.

However, many users are already used to other web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc..). So you might be one of them!

So in this guide, I will tell you HOW TO;

  1. Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10 in 4 different ways.
  2. Prevent Microsoft Edge from launching
  3. Prevent Microsoft Edge from installing again

Go ahead and follow the method that is most suitable for your Windows 10 version.

How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10 (for Windows version below 1903)

If you are using Windows 10 1903 update. Then it is easy to remove Microsoft Edge from your computer. This is what you need to do:

  1. Click on start, then click on settings
  2. Go to apps 
  3. Select Microsoft Edge
  4. Click on uninstall to remove Microsoft Edge completely

If the uninstall button is greyed out. That means you are using an updated version of Windows 10 and it has disabled the option to remove Microsoft Edge.

Therefore, you will need another method to get rid of Microsoft Edge. Which I have already given below (Lucky you!).

How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge if the Uninstall Button is Greyed Out

Microsoft edge's uninstall button is greyed out

Even though Windows updates have made the uninstall button greyed out for Microsoft Edge, there are other methods to remove the Microsoft Edge web browser completely from your PC. 

Method 1Uninstall Microsoft Edge using Windows Command Prompt

Just by executing 2 commands, you can get rid of Microsoft Edge completely. Here is what you need to do:

01 – Search for “CMD” in the Search Bar

02 – Right-click on the Command Prompt and click on “Run As Administrator”

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03 – Copy the following command:

Copy “cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\8*\Installer” and paste it inside the command prompt. Then Press Enter.

Note: If any error appeared after executing this command, replace8*” with “9*

first command

04. Copy the following command 2:

Again, copy “setup –uninstall –force-uninstall –system-level” and paste in the CMD. Then press the Enter button. 

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Now you can restart your PC to make sure Microsoft Edge is uninstalled completely.

Method 02 — Uninstall Edge using Windows PowerShell

If method 01 did not work, Don’t worry. You can use Windows PowerShell to uninstall Microsoft Edge completely from your Computer. Here is what you need to do:

01 – Use Windows Search and Open PowerShell as Administrator.

open power shell

02 – Copy the following command to PowerShell:

Note: Before doing anything inside the PowerShell, you have to maximize the window.

CopyGet-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullNameand then paste inside the PowershellThen press Enter.

powershell commandThe above code opens a list of packages installed on your computer (See the image below).

package list in powershell

03 – Find “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge” from the List.

From the left side of the list, find “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge“. Then copy the full package name from the right side next to it.

Since you have to copy another value in the next step, it will be easier if you open the Notepad and paste the full package name you found.

Note: If it is difficult to find the name “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge”, then right-click on the top border, click on “edit” and then “find“. Then paste the name in the text box and click on “find next” to find the name easily. 

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04. Copy the Following Command 2:

Now it is time to remove Microsoft Edge from your computer. You can do this in two ways.

01 – Uninstall Microsoft Edge only from the current user account that you are logged in;

Copy “Get-AppxPackage ValueName | Remove-AppxPackageand replace the “valueName” with the value (full package name) you copied from the list. Then paste the code inside the PowerShell and press Enter.

02 – Uninstall Microsoft Edge from every user account;

CopyGet-AppxPackage -allusers ValueName | Remove-AppxPackage“and replace the “valueName” with the value (full package name) you copied from the list. Then paste the code inside the PowerShell and press Enter.

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Restart your computer to make sure Microsoft Edge is uninstalled from your PC.

Method 03: Uninstall Microsoft edge using a 3rd party uninstaller

If none of the methods mentioned above worked, you will have to use a 3rd party uninstaller will uninstall Microsoft Edge from your computer.

There are so many uninstaller applications. To make things easier I recommend you use the IObit uninstaller. Its free version is enough to remove Microsoft Edge from your computer.

Here are the steps you have to follow:

  1. Download and install IObit Uninstaller from here.
  2. Open IObit Uninstaller and from the left menu, select programs
  3. From the category, select All programs
  4. Select Microsoft Edge and click the uninstall button

All of the steps are shown below using images

select microsoft edge

uninstall microsoft edge

How to stop Microsoft Edge from launching

If you don’t mind having Microsoft Edge on your computer. You just can disable Microsoft edge from launching. To do that, you can do one of these methods that are explained below.

Method 1 — Change the default browser app

This is the easiest way to disable Microsoft edge from launching. And the benefit of it is you can change it back whenever you want.

01. In the search bar, type “Default Apps”

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02. Then from the results, open default apps

change-default-apps

03. Scroll down and select Web Browser. You will see that currently, Edge is the default browser

04. Click on edge and change it to any other browser that you have installed.

change-default-apps

However, Edge can still be opened by some programs and from its installed folder.

So if you want to force it to never launch again. Either you can remove Microsoft Edge from the given methods above or just follow method 2 that is given here.

Method 2 — By renaming the folder and .exe file

Renaming Edge’s installation folder and its exe file, windows won’t find it again so it will disable Microsoft edge from launching.

01. Go to C drive and go to windows  >  SystemApps(or WindowsApps)

02. Scroll down and find the folder starts with the name 
“Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge”

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03. Right-click on it and click on rename.

04. Then add any letter/symbol next to its name 

 (EX: Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe#)

05. Also you can rename MicrosoftEdge.exe and MicrosoftPdfReader.exe files if you want (but only renaming its folder will be enough)

rename-edge-folder

How to Prevent Microsoft Edge from Installing Again

Once you have removed the Microsoft Edge browser, I can’t say that it won’t install again

Even though you disabled Microsoft edge, I cannot guarantee that. Because whenever you run Windows update, there is a chance that it will be automatically installed again on your computer.

So you have to disable windows updates to prevent that from happening. Isn’t that so? No! We never recommend you to disable windows updates. Because there is a better way to do that

How to block Microsoft Edge from Windows update

To disable Microsoft edge from installing again through windows update. You can use the Microsoft blocker toolkit.

Follow the instructions to disable Microsoft edge from installing again on your Windows 10.

01. Download Microsoft blocker toolkit from Microsoft website

02. Open and extract files to a folder.

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03. Once you extracted all the files open the command prompt (Run as administrator)

04. Copy the command below:

cd c:\file_path and paste it in CMD. Then rename “file path” with your extracted folder path

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05. Copy and paste this piece of command to block Edge from installing again.

EdgeChromium_Blocker.cmd /b

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That’s it. I think now your problem is solved.

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It can be be tricky to change taskbar color in Windows 10. But once you read this it will be easy like a piece of cake. All you need to do is do the steps as described below.

Easily change taskbar color in windows 10

how to change Taskbar color in windows 10
Taskbar colors

This article contain;
How to change taskbar color in windows 10
How to change Start menu color in windows 10
Fixes for some rare issues causing Taskbar/Start menu colors not changing

Did you try to change the taskbar color or start menu color in your windows 10 computer but don’t know how to do and you ended up getting this?

Option not available to change

Or you did change the colors of taskbar and Start menu but it doesn’t work?

Then this guide will solve your problem in under 2 minutes!

change taskbar color in Windows 10 is little bit tricky from other windows versions. So we will show you a simple and quick step by step guide to change your windows 10 taskbar and start menu color.

And also there are some issues we have found on the internet that taskbar color and start menu color won’t change. If you have that problem too, We have given few solutions for that too..

Note: First make sure your windows 10 is activated

How to change taskbar color Windows 10 – Step by step

How do you customize taskbar? Here are the steps. Just go along with me!

Click on start >> Settings ( Or press windows button + I )

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Start > Settings

Go to Personalization

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Settings Page

Once open Windows settings, go to Personalization.

On the left side, click on Colors

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Personalization page

Choose Dark or Custom color preset. Don’t choose Light color preset.

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Available color presets. Don’t Choose Light color

If you choose Light color preset then you won’t be able to change the taskbar color!

If you choose Dark color preset;

Every windows app will look like this.

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How dark color will look like

If you choose Custom color;

You must keep default windows mode to dark! But you can choose default app mode as you want.

After choosing color preset scroll down and check the box, Start, Taskbar and action center“.

step 5
Color has changed immediately

Select which color you want to set for the taskbar.

you can also choose your desktop background image color as the taskbar color by selecting Automatically pick an accent color of my background And remember that, Start menu and action center will also be changed so no need to reselect anything.

step 6
Choose your favorite color from the color palate
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Change your taskbar color according to the “Desktop Background Color”

That is all you need to do to change taskbar color and start menu on your windows 10 PC!

Why my Taskbar/Start Menu color won’t change.

If your taskbar color did not change even after doing above steps, these things may helpful you to fix the issue.

1. Restart your pc

2. Disable Transparency effects

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3. Set your current theme to default.

Go to the personalization page and click on “Themes”. Then choose one of default windows themes to see whether your problem is solved

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4. Disable automatic selection of accent color

5. Disable color filter in Ease of Access

Go settings > Ease of Access > color filters and disable if it is turned on.

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Start > Settings > Ease of access
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6. Disable Night light in taskbar

*Disable night color in notification panel

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That’s it. We think now your problem is solved. If you are still struggling to change taskbar in Windows 10 we have made a quick tutorial just for you with some more customization tips! Watch the video from below!

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