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How to import favorites to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10?

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 has a quick and simple settings page to import favorites and other data from different browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer (IE). Based on the installed browsers list, it will provide you the option.

 

In this quick tip on Windows 10, we will learn how to import the information from other installed browsers. Do let me know, if this was helpful.



Email got stuck in Outbox folder? Check out this solution

This happens many time when the mail, that you are going to send, gets stuck in the Outbox folder of your favorite email client and provides you 'No Luck' to open/delete that email as it already started transmitting to the other side.

 

If you are one of such victim, here's a quick tip for you to easily stop transferring that mail, so that, you can open or delete it.


Affected by WannaCry ransomware? A decryptor tool is now available

You might have already heard about 'WannaCry' or 'WannaCrypt' ransomware which affected many outdated Windows system across the globe and demanded BitCoins worth $300 to decrypt the affected files. This was spread via a vulnerability on Windows system.

 

Though a fix was already given by Microsoft to safeguard the attack, but a tool to decrypt the affected PC has been recently published by security researchers.


Here's how to prevent unwanted software installation on Windows 10

If you are using 'Windows 10 Creators Update', you can now optionally block installation of any software on a PC, if it's not trusted by the Windows Store. Instead of a complete restriction, you can also warn the user.

 

If you are unaware of this new feature, let's go a step forward to learn how to configure your PC with this settings, provided that you are running Creators Update.


A new Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16199 released for PCs in fast ring

Microsoft, today, released a new preview build for Windows Insiders running in fast ring PC. They have also released a new mobile preview build 15215. The PC build contains new changes to the My People app, improved game settings, system health status and many other fixes.

 

Before going to download the new preview build from Redstone 3 development branch, don't forget to checkout the 'Known Issues'.


How to repair Microsoft Outlook data files using scanpst tool?

SCANPST.EXE is a Inbox Repair Tool for Microsoft Outlook to diagnose and repair errors in Outlook data file. If your Microsoft Outlook Data File (.pst and .ost) won’t open or if you suspect the file has been corrupted, use this tool to repair the file.

 

In this blog post, we will discuss how to repair the data files associated in your Microsoft Outlook client. Continue reading to learn about it.



ATTN: How to protect your system from #WannaCry #ransomware?

In last few days, you might have heard about 'WannaCry' or 'WannaCrypt' ransomware which spread affected many systems across the globe. This was spread like a worm by using the Windows SMB vulnerability, which was patched in March.

 

You might become a victim, if you are not running Windows 10 and not yet patched your system with all the security updates that Microsoft released.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) is coming later this year

During //BUILD/2017 event, Microsoft announced the next wave of their innovations for Windows 10 ecosystem. They announced that the next feature update, which is now known as 'Redstone 3', will be called 'Windows 10 Fall Creators Update'.

 

It's expected to release in later this year, probably in September. Read further to know more about the new features which are expected to release with that.


Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.2

Microsoft has released a new update for Visual Studio 2017, which pushed the version to 15.2 with a build no: 26430.04. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, check for the update notification.

 

In this post, sharing the list of new improvements and fixes available in this build. Checkout the known issues before downloading.


A new Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16188 released for PCs in fast ring

After the release of Windows 10 Redstone 3 build 16184 last week, Windows Insiders in the fast ring got their next preview build 16188 for PC today along with Mobile build 15210. This PC build includes a lot many new features and enhancements that you want to try.

 

Before going to download the new preview build from Redstone 3 development branch, don't forget to checkout the 'Known Issues'.


ERROR: Attempting to open a Office file type that is blocked

When you try to open any office file documents created with an earlier version of Office applications like Word 95, Word 6.0 or Word 2, the file will open in 'Protected View' by default and the editing functions will be disabled.

 

Though it is not recommended, but if you face such issue and still want to open the document for editing, you can follow the steps mentioned here.


 
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