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Uncover "No to All" Option

Whenever you copy multiple files from one location to another, Windows prompts you with an overwrite request if duplicate entries already exist.  Selecting “Yes to All” can go a long way in preventing carpal tunnel, but where’s the “No to All” button?  It doesn’t exist, but you can force Windows to act as though it does by holding down the Shift key the first time you press No.

Delete an Undeletable File

Windows won’t let you delete a file if it’s currently in use, which is usually a good thing, but that can spell bad news when trying to rid your system of a nasty malware strain.  Luckily, there’s a workaround.  Click the Start menu, select Run, and type CMD to bring up the Command Prompt.  Now hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to open the Task Manager.  Under the Processes tab, highlight explorer.exe and click End Process.  ALT-Tab your way to the Command Prompt and then navigate to the directory of the file you’re trying to delete using the CD command (cd C:\ProgramFiles\3DSaver). Next, use the delete command to delete the offending file (del3DSaver.exe).  ALT-Tab back to the task Manager, select New Task under File, and type explorer.exe to bring back the Windows shell.  Alternately, try Unlocker and delete stubborn files through a svelte GUI.

Create Restore Points on the Fly

Uh oh!  Did experimenting with beta software thrash your Windows install?  Don’t fret – fire up System Restore and revert to the last known good configuration.  That is, if you have one.  Windows doesn’t always create restore points when it should and who wants to go through the rigmarole of sifting through menus to manually create one?  Now you don’t have to, thanks to a VB script that does the job with just a double-click of the mouse.

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