Best Windows 10 User Hacks & Tweaks
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Microsoft Windows Task View
This is the best guide that we've found that details how to best use the virtual desktop function. This feature has been sorely missing in previous versions of Windows. The virtual desktop feature is quite basic by modern standards with limited customization. Our main wish is that the desktops can be renamed.
Windows 10 God Mode
Create a directory with the following name:
Warning: This mode gives you full access configuring Windows 10 and should be used with care.
Changing a drive letter
- Click Windows start and type Create and format hard disk partitions
- Go to the desired drive partition, right click and select Change Drive Letter and Paths
- Follow the promts and change to the desired letter
Warning: this should only be undertaken by experienced administrators and do so at own risk!
Microsoft OneDrive on SD Card
Problem: I have a Windows 10 tablet that has a standard 30GB drive. This is just enough for the Windows 10 system files, Microsoft Office and a couple of apps. On top of that OneDrive restricts you to using fixed drives so you can not utilize the cheap 65GB SD expansion card leaving no room for your files.
Solution: A couple of versions back you could just make the SD card as a fixed drive however this option no longer works with OneDrive. It took a while to dig up a reasonable solution off the internet. Like strong epoxy glue the solution comes in two parts. It looks pretty complicated but the folks at MySysAdminTips have given step by step instructions that work like a treat. You can get your OneDrive and OneDrive for Business files working on your SD Card by performing the following steps:
- Add Micro-SD card to Windows 8 Libraries (Virtual Disk VHD method)
- Automatically attach Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) on system startup
- Configure OneDrive you work off VHD
Warning: Windows OS does it's best to make sure you do not enjoy a smooth experience. Some OS and OneDrive updates will reset the start-up sequence. Make sure that you keep a back-up of your files elsewhere.
Add & Remove OneDrive from Navigation Pane
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the OneDrive folder from the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account without disabling OneDrive in Windows 10.
Microsoft Groove Music Player
Problem: How to refresh the Groove Music database?
Solution: The solution has been identified by the Microsoft Community, however the actual software hasn't been improved to correct the problem. You can manually refresh the Groove music database by the following steps:
- Ensure that Grove is closed.
- Open the folder: "C:\users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_<random>\Local State\Database"
- Delete everything inside this folder.
- Open Groove and music folders will automatically be rescanned.
Microsoft Office shortcuts and tips
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