Category Archives: Windows Tricks

Chrome styled tabbed file explorer for Windows

Windows 8 has gone through many changes, but the concept of file browser remained very much same.  No doubt, the new improved ribbon interface looks good but not everyone would satisfy with a cool looking explorer.  Usability and efficiency is also important.

Whenever we open a drive or a folder in Windows explorer, it opens in a new window and at some point in time it becomes difficult to manage all open windows and switch between them unless you keep closing previous windows.

Clover - Chrome style file explorerClover is a small application which works as an extension to Windows explorer.  It allows you to open multiple folders in tabs just like you open different sites in different tabs in Google Chrome.

Apart from this,  Clover also lets you add files and folders to bookmark toolbar for quick access just like your web browser or you can use scroll click on your mouse to open the folder in new tab. It supports keyboard shortcuts like ctrl+t,  ctrl+d and many more. You can even use different themes with it.  So basically it brings the experience of Chrome to your file explorer.

Clover is a freeware and you can use it on Windows XP,  Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.  If you like the concept of tabbed browsing then this one is for you. You can download it from the link below. Just download the file and double click on it to get started 😉

Download Clover (Windows Explorer with tabs) (3 MB)

 

How to easily recover deleted/formatted files and drives

It often happens that we lose an important file or data by accidentally deleting it using shift + delete or remember it only after formatting hard drive partition, or it gets corrupted because of some virus attack. There isn’t really a way to recover these files manually, but thanks to software like EaseUS Data Recovery wizard, we can still recover the lost data with few mouse clicks.

EaseUS Data Recovery wizard is a free data recovery software (pro version also available) which can recover data even after it is emptied from recycle bin or formatted. It works with almost all kind of data storage devices like HDD, SD card, USB drive, RAID etc.

This tool is very easy to use, after downloading and installing the software from the link given below; when you start the software you will see a screen with three main options.

Data recovery free software

Deleted File Recovery, Complete Recovery and Partition Recovery. Deleted File Recovery will help you recover the data which is emptied from recycle bin. Complete Recovery will help you recover data which is lost due to drive corruption or formatting the entire drive. Partition Recovery will be useful when entire partition is lost due to re-partitioning or damaged boot manager.

You just need to select the appropriate option from the main screen, select the type of files which you want to recover and select the location from where you want to recover the data. Once you select the drive or location it will search for the lost files and show you the list of files which can be recovered.

You can check the preview and select files which you want to recover and click on recover button. It will ask you for the location to save the recovered file and then it will recover the files for you. You can recover up to 2GB data using the free version. The free version has got almost all features that you will require but the only constraint is 2GB limit. You can buy pro version in case you want to recover more data.  There are three more versions available which you can check here.

You can download the free version using the link given below.

Recovery software free download (4.7 MB)

Add useful commands to Windows right click menu

Using context menu is the quickest way to do certain tasks on Windows-based PCs. You can immediately access a software, execute a command or do edit operations from right-click menu.

The right-click menu or context menu already has the wide range of useful options, but there might be some things to which you need quick access.

Earlier we used to do it by editing registry and going through some complex procedure and the procedure used to differ for different Windows versions. But when you are using a software to do it, it becomes all much easier and quicker.

Easy Context Menu is one such free software which can be used on all latest Windows systems. When you start the program you will see a list of commands ready to be added to different context menus.

Easy Conext Menu

All the options shown are self-explanatory, you just need to select the options that you want to add to context menu. You can read more about this over here

Easy Context Menu is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Vista (32-bit + 64-bit both). You can download this small free software from the link given below.

Download Easy Context Menu