An iTandCoffee Client has questioned whether it is possible to record one or more Tags against Windows files, and then be able to search for files using these tags.
Why would you do this?
Think of the example of recipes. Perhaps you have lots of PDF files of recipes that you store on your computer. You perhaps have these recipes organised into a 'Recipes' folder and sub-folders - say, 'Entrees', 'Soups', 'Main Courses', 'Desserts', 'Sauces' folders under the man 'Recipes' folder.
But what if you want to be able to easily find all recipes (regardless of what 'Recipes' folder they live in) that are 'Gluten Free'; or all recipes that include 'chicken'; or perhaps recipes that are 'Easy' vs 'Difficult'.
This is where you could apply Tags to each recipe file - and the Windows File Explorer search can then be told to look for any files that have one or more of the tags you have applied.
Here's how to use Tags on Windows files.
It's a constant battle to keep your storage under control on your computer, especially if you have limited capacity.
If you have a Windows computer, there is some help available to undertake this cleanup - and it is available to you in your Windows Settings. In fact, some of these cleanup can be set to occur automatically.
12/2/2022 0 Comments
Each week, iTandCoffee gets lots of questions from clients - either via email, or during appointments/classes. Here are just 3 that we answered over the past fortnight - questions and answers that might be relevant to other readers of our Newsletter. If you need help with things like this, don't hesitate to make a time to talk to iTandCoffee (or call 1300 885 420).
2/12/2021 0 Comments
After upgrading my spare PC to Windows 11 recently, I found that the Google Backup and Sync app had changed and needed to be replaced. But that old app was still trying to start up every time my computer started, forcing me to close multiple pop-up screens every time I started up.
On the computer, I didn't want to use this Google cloud service any more, so needed to stop this automatic startup every time. Here's how to do this.
19/10/2021 0 Comments
One of the tips that we cover in Part 5 of our series of videos about Windows File Explorer (being featured in our Video of the Day series, and available to Premium iTandCoffee Club members all year round) is how to quickly and easily split your Windows screen into two equal parts, without having to manually drag the edges/corners of the windows and then move them into a side-by-side position.
In the scenario we cover in the Part 5 video, we use this split screen to organise files into folders. This allows us to drag files/folders showing on one side of the screen into a folder showing on the other side. (Note. The Part 5 video will feature as Video of the Day on 27/10/21 - for those of you with eligible iTandCoffee Club membership.)
The same split screen capability can also be so useful when you need to be looking at information from two apps at once - or perhaps need to compare two versions of a document/file.
If you have a Windows computer and use Apple mobile devices - iPad and iPhone - you may also use Apple's iCloud for storing your photos.
A key issue then is how to get the photos that are in your iCloud (and on your mobile devices) onto your Windows computer.
The good news is that its not hard!
There is a way to easily sync all your iCloud photos to your Windows computer, so that you can see them all in File Explorer and in the Photos App on Windows.
This article was originally posted Nov 2019. We are republishing it to answer a recent subscriber question on the topic.
Client Kevin T sent an email with the following question, in relation problems he was having with photos in a strange HEIC format on his Windows computer - photos that had come from his iPhone XR.
19/5/2021 0 Comments
A common query we get at iTandCoffee is how to work out what is slowing down a Windows computer.
Quite often, it is simply the number of processes that are running on the computer - many of which could be starting themselves up automatically every time the computer starts up.
So how to you see what these processes are, and 'turn off' any that you don't need?
We have separately covered how to set up email signatures on the iPad and iPhone, and in Mail and Outlook on the Mac. For those of you who are Windows users, here are the instructions for setting up signatures in Outlook for Windows.
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At our PTT session called Organising Photos on a Windows Computer held on Friday 20/6, we looked at the Photos app on a Windows computer, for finding photos wherever they 'live' on your computer and allowing you to see them on a timeline, group photos by person using facial recognition, create your own albums and more.
One of the questions that came up was about old photos that you have scanned and imported to your computer. The date associated with these photos is the date scanned so these photos won't appear in the right place on the timeline.
Is there a way to adjust this date?
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