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Every time you download any file from your web browser it gets saved on your device. In case you want to delete them, then you can do so by learning the steps here.

How to Delete downloads in Windows

  1. Tap on a new File Explorer window.
  2. Choose the Downloads folder set up in the left menu below This PC or Quick access both. If the user cannot find that option, then they can navigate to C:\Users\*username*\Downloads
  3. A record of downloaded files and folders will appear.
  4. Choose options you wish to delete.
  5. A context menu will be displayed.
  6. Tap on Delete.
  7. Then the warning appears asking that are you sure you want to shift these files to the Recycle Bin.
  8. Tap on Yes to continue.
  9. The files will move to the Recycle Bin while still remaining on the hard drive. As a result, you have not cleared any storage until you clear your Recycle Bin.

How to Delete Downloads in macOS                                                                                                                

  1. Go to the Finder app by the use of the smiley face found in the lower-left corner.
  2. Then New Finder window will become visible.
  3. Tap on Downloads, situated in the left menu below the Favourites heading.
  4. All the files that are downloaded in the evade position will be visible in the folder.
  5. Choose files you want to delete.
  6. Manually draw them to the Trash situated in the lower right-hand corner
  7. Select File
  8. Then shift to Trash from the Finder menu.
  9. The user can also use the shortcut to shift these files to the junk: COMMAND+DELETE.
  10. Downloads will move to the Trash but they are still there on your hard. drive
  11. Tap Finder from the menu and tap on Empty Trash when the drop-down menu option appears.
  12. The user can also use the shortcut to fast delete all files from the Bin: COMMAND+SHIFT+DELETE.
  13. Then the warning appears asking are you sure you want to permanently delete items from junk.
  14. Choose Empty Trash to continue.

How to delete downloads in Android

  1. Go to Chrome browser.
  2. Click on the menu button situated on the top right corner presented by three upright-aligned dots.
  3. As drop-down menu appears, choose Downloads.
  4. A list of previously downloaded files will appear.
  5. Choose the menu button situated on the right of the file that the user wants to delete also signify by three vertically-aligned dots.
  6. As the menu option becomes visible, click on Delete.
  7. Repeat the same process to delete any files you want.

How to delete downloads in iOS

Just like the other operating systems, iOS does not offer a particular place where downloaded files will be launched or removed. Different ways are available to delete space in your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch by deleting videos, photos, audio files and documents.

Delete photos

  1. Go to the photos app.
  2. Click on Select.
  3. Click on all the photos the user wants to remove.
  4. They must all have a blue and white checkmark.
  5. Then choose the junk icon in the lower right corner.
  6. Select Delete photo from the popup menu.

Source:-https://devinsmith007.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/how-to-delete-downloads-on-any-platform/

Devin Smith is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites. 

marierobert

Trimming and then applying the sound effect into your audio clip by adjusting it seems complicated. But it’s very easy and accessible via iMovie because it provides the function to edit, trim and adjust audio clips. Follow these steps to know how music can be edited, cut, and adjusted in iMovie.

Edit the audio clip in iMovie over Mac 

For this action, first of all, you have to go to the playhead of the timeline of your movie. Then you can edit and sort down the clip to the portion you want to trim. Follow these steps to do this:

  1. Hit the “Modify” button. Then go to the “Trim to Playhead” option under the menu icon.
  2. Go to the audio clip and then right-click on it. Now choose “Trim to Playhead” under the shortcut tab.

Using Clip Cutter/Trimmer

In order to trim a specific portion/segment of a video or a movie, follow these points:

  1. First of all, navigate to the audio clip.
  2. Then tap the right-click button from your mouse. Now choose “show Clip Trimmer” from the shortcut menu icon.
  3. Once the clipping editor/trimmer appears, click the segment to select what you want to trim by dragging down the arrow tabs. After this action, the segment that you have chosen to trim will be removed.
  4. In case you see that the arrow sign is changing into the film strip symbol, then you can move the whole clip, but the trimmed area will remain unaffected.
  5. Now tap on the close clip trimmer option once you complete the process.

Adjusting the playing motion of a sound clip

  1. Navigate to the Viewer and then hit the “Speed” tab on it. Under the speed pull-drop box, choose the “Custom” option.
  2. Then type the speed percentage following it. In case you like to set a different speed, you may also choose from the list.
  3. Then tap right-click on the clip and from the shortcut option, select the “Show Speed Editor” tab.
  4. Now a slider will appear on the upper portion of your video or movie clip from where you may adjust the frequency of the speed of your desired audio file.

Adjusting the audio volume of a clip

  1. First of all, select your desired audio clip.
  2. Locate the Viewer and tap the “Volume” button.
  3. Then drag the slide panel to the desired sound volume. In case you wish to block the sound volume, mute it by hitting the “mute” tab.
  4. Now tap the clip and look for the two-sided pointed arrow. When it appears on your clip, adjust the volume by dragging up and down.

Trim down the audio clip

To apply this function, first of all, you have to select your video timeline then follow these instructions:

  1. Hit the volume button located at the lower portion of your window.
  2. Now hit the “Trim” option.
  3. Now hold any of the corners of your audio clip and then drag it to increase or decrease its size.

Modifying the playing motion of your audio clip

In case you wish to increase or slow up the speed of your sound clip, try the following:

  1. Hit the speed tab located at the lower portion of the window.
  2. Hold the slider. Then move it towards the left or right pane of your screen according to your wish.

You will see the tortoise and hare symbol to signify the speed of your sound clip.

Fade the sound clip

If you are thinking of fading your sound clip at the beginning and at the end of the file, you can do so by these steps:

  1. Go to the volume buttons and press them. It is present on the lowermost portion of your screen.
  2. Now hit the “Fade” button.
  3. Now a triangle will show on your screen. Drag it to perform fading operation into your clip.

Source url:- https://amcafee.uk.com/how-to-edit-and-manage-audios-in-imovie-in-mac/

Ava Williams is a McAfee product expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Ava has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as mcafee.com/activate.

marierobert

Skype is one of the most popular chatting applications worldwide. You can chat, download, and share any text or image on Skype. It provides you with the feature to download the chat history and other files related to Skype conversation.

There may be instances when a user might fail at exporting his Skype chat. In case you are one of them, then there is nothing to worry about as we will help you out. Here are the steps to export Skype chat on WIndows 10.

Downloading a Chat File on Skype

Sometimes, the option to export your chats is removed but you still have the option to save and export your Skype conversations on your PC.

 Here is how to install and save a copy of your Skype’s conversations and chats history file on Windows 10:

  1. First of all, you have to launch “Skype” on your desired web browser.
  2. Now, locate the content you wish to export and download.
  3. After that, you have to tap the “Submit” request tab.
  4. Next, press the “Continue” tab.
  5. Hit the tab that says, “Download.”

Note: In case, you have directed your PC to fetch you the Skype History through downloading option. You should follow these guidelines:

  • Firstly, you should wait for a while and refresh the option continuously by hitting the refresh icon or tab, which says, “Export files and Chat history.”
  • Then, try refreshing it until you look at the download option there. Usually, you get notifications regarding the chat’s download option
  • After some time, a file with the extension of “.tar” appears on your screen. Hit it to copy your chat file.

Launching the file and chat history on Skype 

In case the “.tar” file is not opening on your Win 10 for any reason, then you may use another method of Command Prompt to expand its contents. To do this, follow these easy to use steps:

  1. First of all, hit the “Start” button.
  2. Now, tap the search box to activate and then search the command prompt by entering “DOS” in the search bar.
  3. Click the Command Prompt application to launch.
  4. Now, you have to enter the following command path to modify the existing path on the “.tar” file.

      c:\path\to\tar”

  • After that, tap the “Enter” key.
  • This action will change the file location to “Downloads,” and it looks as “cd downloads.”
  • Next, enter the following command path in order to download or export your Skype chat contents.
  • After that, you have to tap the “Enter” key.
  • Then, rename your file.
  • Now, hit the “Skype Parser” zipped file.
  • Then, you have to double tab the file option “index.html” to launch the parser.
  • After that, click on the “Browse” tab here.
  • Next, choose the file name that reads “messages.json.” It’s the file holding your chats file and conversation history, which belongs to the “.tar” file.
  • Tap the “Open” tab to launch.
  • After that, hit the “Load” tab.
  • After finishing these procedures, you will be able to see your chat file or conversation history on the left-hand side of your page.
  • If you wish to expand any of your store or downloaded chat histories, then you may open it by clicking on your desired chat option. The details with your chat will expand on the right panel.

Source url:- https://www-mcafeeactivate.uk.com/how-to-export-skype-chat-history-on-windows-10/

Ava Williams is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

MIA DAVIS

The modern laptops pack t the backlight feature on keyboards that enables the user to work even in low lights.

However, the latest feature is prone to some issues as its backlight occasionally goes off. Users usually blame their keyboards, but the culprit could be your laptop settings. This issue mainly occurs on Windows 10 but do not worry as we will help you out.

Read the blog thoroughly and learn how to fix the laptop backlight issue.

Adjusting the keyboard’s backlight

Here, we have provided two different ways to fix and repair the issue:

  • The first one is the “Windows Mobility Center,” where you can adjust the keyboard’s brightness and light effects. 
  • The second method is to find a solution through your laptop’s inbuilt native application.

Adjusting Keyboard’s Backlight Using Windows Mobility Center

  1. First of all, hit the “Start” button.
  2. Then, you have to enter the particular keyword “Control Panel” to the provided find box.
  3. Now, a “Control Panel” window will expand on your desktop.
  4. Here, you have to find the option that says “Windows Mobility Center.”
  5. Tap the options tab to open. Now you will find various options there.
  6. Hit the “Keyboard’s backlight” option. It is located on the right side of the screen.
  7. Now, click the tab to find more options.
  8. Next, switch on the keyboard’s lighting feature.
  9. Then, adjust the brightness of your keyboard through “keyboard lighting.”
  10. You may also select the time slot ranging from 5 to 15 minutes.
  11. Finally, hit the “OK” tab.

Adjusting Backlight through the Native App

You may use your device’s native app to fix the keyboard’s backlight issue.

In case you are not sure that your system packs the application, then follow these simple points:

  • Tap the web browser to launch.
  • Then hit the search box there.
  • Now, you have to type the keyword- “Enable Keyboard Backlight Windows 10”. 
  • Then Google will provide you the steps to adjust the brightness using the device’s native application. 
  • Next, find the appropriate solution.

In case the “Settings” of the native application doesn’t work on your laptop, then follow these given steps:

  1. Firstly, hit the “Start” menu.
  2. Then type the keyword “Troubleshooting” inside the search box.
  3. After that, tap the “View All” option from the left-hand side panel in the pop-out window. It will enable you to access overall options related to the issue.
  4. Now, hit the “Keyboard” option from the available choices.
  5. Then, you have to hit the “Next” tab once the troubleshooting window pops-out.
  6. Next, wait for a moment until the system checks for the possible reason for this issue. 
  7. After some time, an option related to backlight will display on your laptop’s screen. 
  8. Then, you have to follow the on-screen instructions to select the desired adjustment options.

Source:- https://gomcafee.uk.com/how-to-adjust-the-backlight-keyboard-brightness-in-windows-10/

Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, utility software and new media. She writes for McAfee products at mcafee.com/activate.

Alex IT Expert

Smartphones have become one of the most important parts of life. It is used to store lots of data, files, folders, beautiful camera shots, and so on. With iOS 13, you can do all the important tasks from messaging to manage your office in a very comfortable way.

How to Back Up Your iPhone - mcafee.com/activate

Features of iPhone

Apple provides various latest smart features on its latest iPhone versions to make them accessible with the new and trendy features.

Users store a lot of essential data on their iPhones but unfortunately, sometimes you lose your smartphone and all the important data and information is gone.

Here, we have some solutions to your problems to fix it using various backup options.

Follow these methods to know more about how to back up your iOS device.

Backing Up the Data Using iCloud

It is recommended to all the users to use iCloud Back Up process in order to back up important files and data.

If you wish to backup your files and other data, then follow the provided instruction:

  1. First of all, connect your device to a strong internet connection via Wi-Fi.
  2. Now, navigate to the “Settings.”
  3. Then hit your iCloud account’s name.
  4. Then tap the iCloud.
  5. Go to the bottom of the iCloud page.
  6. Then hit the iCloud Backup option.
  7. Now, check whether the backup tab is turned or not. If not, turn it on in order to get your data and files automatically backed up.
  8. Now mark or unmark the options like images or videos you wish to backup.

In case you need more space other than 5 GB provided by Apple on the iPhone, you should purchase for better storage experience and for fast processing speed.

Backing Up Your iPhone Through the Mac

In casethe problem of your lost data is not solved with the iCloud backup process, then you may need to back up your smartphone data through Mac.

You should follow these instructions:

  • You have to make sure that the system can fix the issue.
  • Then connect your smartphone with the Mac computer and follow a few of the backing procedures while following on-screen instructions.
  • After the process completes, reboot your device and check for the data to back up.

Backing Up Your Smartphone on MacOS Mojave or Past Versions

The backup feature via iTunes is also available on the previous versions of iOS.

If you wish to back up your smartphone’s data, then you have to follow the given mentioned steps:

  1. First of all, you have to connect your device with a strong Wi-Fi connection.
  2. Now, launch the “iTunes” on your device.
  3. Then you have to tap your device’s name.
  4. Next, tap the “Backup and Restore” option to launch the Backup options page.
  5. After that, hit the “Back Up Now” tab. It will perform an overall backup of your files, folders, and various data stored on your smartphone. It also includes app icons, home screen widgets, and so on.

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In case you wish to view a particular previous backup, then you may fetch it through iTunes. Follow these steps to know more about it:

  • Firstly, open iTunes.
  • Then hit the “iTunes Preferences’ option.
  • Now, you have to hit the “Devices” tab.
  • Then you will view a list of various backup options.
  • In case you wish to restore a particular backup option, you have to go to your device’s page under iTunes.

After that, you have to tap the “Restore From Backup” option to proceed with the process.

Backing Up Your iPhone Using MacOS Catalina

In case your iPhone is running on MacOS Catalina or beta edition, then the backup process is almost similar to the iTunes one. In fact, in this case, iTunes will split into three various sections named TV, Podcasts, and Music.

Here are the steps to back up your smartphone’s data. The backup option will be located in the Finder from where you may fetch your desired files, drives, and folders. To backup your device with this method, follow the given steps:

  1. First of all, launch the “Finder Window.”
  2. Now hit the connected device.
  3. Then you have to select the “Backup” option located in the “General Settings.”

Here, you may select to sync multiple data and media files to the computer. Also, you can customize several older backups here.

Source : http://start-mcafee.com/how-to-back-up-your-iphone/

Alex Smith is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

Devin Smith

Over the years, Apple has given us numerous handy applications, and iMessage is undoubtedly one of them. The app is compatible with every Apple device and operates smoothly, as well. It easily communicates over Wi-Fi and cellular network both. Also, you should be able to synchronize, store data, and backup from the iMessage conversations to protect the continuity of conversation of all of your Apple devices. However, the app is prone to face some troubles, as well. So, here are the instructions to fix iMessage in iCloud.


Check iMessage Functionality


If you want to check iMessage functionality, then you can follow the provided steps.
● First of all, you have to launch Settings on the iPad or iPhone.
● After that, go to the Apple ID banner option.
● Then you should select the iCloud option.
● You have to switch the toggle near to Messages to “Off”.
● Navigate to the Disable and Download Messages.
● Now, choose to toggle near to Messages once more to enable it.


Resetting Messages Synchronize on Mac


If you want to reset Messages synchronization on Mac, then pursue the instructions given below.
● Get started by launching Messages on the Mac.
● After that, you should go to the Menu bar and choose Messages.
● Navigate to the Preferences.
● Then go to the iMessage.
● Thereafter you have to untick the box near to Enable Messages in iCloud.
● You should select Disable This Device or Disable All.
● Now, tick the box of Enable Messages in iCloud.


Fix iMessage Delivery Issues on iPad and iPhone


If you want to fix the iMessage delivery issue on the iPad and iPhone, then you can follow the provided steps.
● To get started, go to the exclamation point near to the affected message.
● You should choose Try Again.
● When the message keeps unable to send, select the exclamation point.
● You have to select Send as Text Message.


Restart iMessage on iPad and iPhone


If you want to reboot iMessage on iPad and iPhone, then pursue the instructions given below.
● To begin with, launch the Settings on the iOS device.
● After that, you should select Messages.
● You have to toggle iMessage to disable it.
● Thereafter restart the iOS device.
● You should switch On your iPad or iPhone.
● Later, launch Settings on the iPad or iPhone.
● Go to the Messages.
● Now, navigate to the toggle near to the iMessage to turn it off.


Reboot iMessage on MacBook


If you want to reboot the iMessage on MacBook, then you can follow the provided steps.
● First, you have to launch Messages on the MacBook.
● After that, go to the Menu bar and select Messages.
● Navigate to the Preferences.
● You should choose iMessage.
● You have to untick the box to Enable this account.
● Then close the Messages.
● After that, launch Messages on the Mac.
● Go to the Menu bar and select Messages.
● You should choose Preference.
● Select iMessage.
● Now, tick the box to Enable this account.


Source:-https://devinsmith007.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/how-to-fix-imessage-in-icloud/

Devin Smith is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites. 

karenminton

Word is among the most used Office application around the world and reasonably so. The app is versatile and offers several useful functions for everyone. However, in case you have a corrupted Word doc you want to fix, and then follow through the post. So, here are the instructions to fix Word document.

Locate the Damaged File

If you want to locate the damaged file, then you can follow the provided steps.

  • If it shows an error during the processing.
  • Odd formatting or incorrect document layout.
  • If you try to launch the doc, then the system will stop responding.
  • If the characters are unreadable.
  • Any abnormal behavior.

Recover the Damaged File Data:

Modify the Doc Template

If you want to modify the data from the damaged file, then pursue the instructions given below.

  • Get started by launching the damaged Word doc.
  • After that, you should go to the menu at the top left-hand side of the screen.
  • Go to Word options.
  • You should select the Add-Ins option at the left-hand side panel.
  • Navigate to the Manage menu, choose Templates type and select the Go option.

Normal Document Template 

In case the template of the document is normal, then you can follow the provided steps.

  • To get started, close the damaged document.
  • Then go to the Start Menu.
  • Now select the Run option.
  • Navigate to the Run screen write this path: %userprofile%\appdata\roaming\microsoft\templates. It will help you to the templates folder.
  • You should replace the name of ‘Normal.dotm.’ file with Old.dotm.
  • Now, exit the explorer.
  • Reboot the computer.

Abnormal Document Template

In case the template of the document is abnormal, then you can follow the provided steps.

  • To begin with, launch the damaged document.
  • After that, you should go to Word menu at the top left-hand side of the screen.
  • Then select Word options.
  • You should select the Add-Ins type at the left-hand side panel.
  • Go to Manage, choose Templates type and select the Go button.
  • Select Attach.
  • You have to choose Normal.dotm file as of the Templates type and select Open.
  • Select the OK option to complete the configuration.
  • Now, close the Word and reboot the computer.

Open Word through Default Settings

If you want to open Word through default settings, then you can follow the provided steps.

  • First, you have to ensure that Word is shut.
  • After that, you should launch Start and select Run.
  • Go to the Run screen and paste the command exe a/.
  • Now, launch the damaged file.

Check Install a Different Driver or Add a New Printer

If you need to check to install a different driver or add a new printer, then pursue the instructions given below.

  • First and foremost, go to the Start Menu and select the Control Panel.
  • After that, you should select ‘Hardware and Sound’.
  • Then choose ‘View devices and printers’.
  • Go to ‘Add a printer’.
  • Navigate to the Add Printer screen, select the ‘Add a local printer’ option.
  • You have to select ‘Use an existing port and then choose the OK button.
  • Go to the Manufacturer list and choose Microsoft.
  • Navigate to the ‘Microsoft XPS Document Writer’ option and then choose the OK button.
  • Through the suggested driver and select OK.
  • You should tick the box of ‘Set as the default printer’ and select the Next button.
  • Now, select the Finish option to complete the configuration.

Using ‘Open and Repair’ Feature of Microsoft Word

If you want to use the ‘Open and Repair’ feature of Microsoft Word, then you can follow the provided steps.

  • Launch Microsoft Word.
  • Then you should launch the Word menu and choose the Open option.
  • Go to the damaged file and click on it once.
  • Navigate to the Open menu and choose Open and Repair feature.

Convert the Doc to Rich Text Format and after Convert back to Word

  • Go to the damaged document.
  • You should launch the Word menu from the top left-hand side of the screen.
  • Select the ‘Save as’ option and choose ‘Rich Text Format’.
  • Launch the ‘Rich Text Format’ doc and do the same method.

Make a New Document

If you want to make a new document, then pursue the instructions given below.

  • Launch Microsoft Word.
  • After that, go to the Word menu from the top left-hand side of the screen.
  • Now, you should make a blank document by selecting the New/ Blank Document/ Create.

Copy the Affected Document

If you want to copy the affected document, then you can follow the provided steps.

  • Navigate to the affected doc.
  • Then hit Control + END and then hit Control + SHIFT + HOME at once.
  • You should select the Home option, choose ‘Copy in the clipboard’.
  • Go to the View button and select ‘Switch Windows’ tab in the Windows group.
  • You should go to the new doc created before.
  • Hit the Control + V at once to paste the content in the new doc.

Solve the Issue If the Doc does not Launch:

Launch Affected Doc as a Draft

If you want to launch affected doc as a draft, then pursue the instructions given below.

  • Launch Microsoft Word.
  • After that, go to the View button and select Draft in the Document Views group.
  • Navigate to the Word Options and select Advanced.
  • Go to the Show Document content field.
  • Navigate to ‘Select the Use Draft font in Draft Outline views and Show Picture placeholders.
  • Select the General field, choose to clear the ‘Update automatic links at Open’ and then select OK button and exit the Microsoft Word to complete the configuration.
  • Now, launch the damaged doc.

Open the Doc as a File in a New Doc on MS Office 2010

If you want to open the doc as a file in a new document on MS Office 2010, then you can follow the provided steps.

  • Launch Microsoft Word.
  • After that, go to Word Menu / New / Blank document / Create.
  • Navigate to the Insert button and select the Insert Object option and then choose ‘Text from File’.
  • Now, find the damaged file and select the Insert button.

Using ‘Recover Text from Any File’ Feature

If you want to use ‘Recover Text from Any File’ feature, then pursue the instructions given below.

  • Go to the Microsoft Word.
  • Then select Word Menu from the top left-hand side of the screen.
  • Choose Open.
  • Now, go to the damaged folder and from the File Type menu choose ‘Recover Text from Any File.

Source :- https://helpmcafee.uk.com/how-to-fix-corrupt-word-document/

Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

Alex clara

Forgetting a Windows password is one of the most troublesome things nowadays as technology holds huge significance in our daily lifestyle. Did you forget your Windows password? Don’t get nervous; there are still some ways to get that password back. This article will show you how to find the lost password on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

How to fix the Lost Windows Password Issue?

Solution 1: Resetting Microsoft Account Password

Before starting, please note that if you are using older Windows like 7, Vista, or XP, then this solution might not work for you. However, it will work fine for users running Windows 10 or 8. If you have set a local user account for the sign-in option, then this method won’t work for you. This applies to the computers that are using Microsoft account for logging in. To reset a Microsoft account, follow the below guidelines:

  1. Open a web browser on another device, such as on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Then visit “account.microsoft.com.”
  3. Press the Sign-In button.
  4. Enter your Windows 10 Microsoft account email id.
  5. Now press the Next button.
  6. You will be asked to enter the password of the account. Just tap on the “Forgot password?” option.
  7. On the “We need to verify your identity” screen, you can choose whether you want to choose the email account or your registered phone number to reset the password.
  8. So choose the most appropriate option and then follow the instructions mentioned on the screen. You may also get instructions on the email or message received from the Microsoft.

Once the password reset completes, just enter the new password on the computer to bypass the Windows login screen. If the computer shows that you have entered the wrong password, then make sure to keep the WiFi on your computer to refresh its settings. You should be able to login to the computer with this method.

Solution 2: Password Reset Disk 

If you have created a password reset disk in the past, then it is time to make use of it. This method applies to all Windows versions and you have to create a password reset disk before you lose the password. However, if you don’t have one, then skip to the next method.

Solution 3: Use Computer Administrator to Change the Password 

You can always go or this method, whether you use Windows XP or 10. Again, this method is limited to those who have multiple user accounts. If you are the administrator and you have forgotten the password, then you don’t have any other way instead of reinstalling the operating system. 

Solution 4: Try to Guess the Password

The human brain is a unique creation and the most complex thing in the whole world. It is capable of storing over a million gigabytes of data, and remembering a password is not a massive challenge if you do it the right way. Relax for a minute and slowly think about the password. In most cases, the password is the name, date of birth, and related to the surroundings of the account holder. 

Solution 5: Install the OS  

This method is unbeatable as it can wipe the whole storage drive that contains the locked Windows OS. While installing Windows, don’t forget to erase the drive and partition that contains the old operating system. Once the new operating system is installed, you can log in to the PC, and set a new password on your device. If your C drive contains important data, then this method will wipe everything that your system drive stores. However, if you have files stored in the D or other partitions, then you can freely use this method. During the installation process, don’t erase the drives other than C, or you may lose everything stored. It is always recommended to store all user data into the D or E drive to keep the data safe.

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Alex Clara is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.


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Error code 0x80072EFF is one of the most common error that Windows user faces. It generally occurs during the Microsoft Windows update process. This error can appear due to several reasons such as damaged installation files or processes, corrupted Windows registry database, viruses, etc. This error can also appear when you try to install a Microsoft program on your computer. If your computer is showing the windows update error code 0x80072EFF, then you have come to the right place. This article will teach you how to fix this.

How to Fix the MS Windows Update Error 0x80072EFF? 

This article will offer you some solutions to troubleshoot this error code.

Solution 1: UseSystem File Checker 

The system file checker also is known as SFC. This program can scan and find corrupted windows system files. It also allows you to restore or fix the damaged files with simple commands. In order to fix the error, you have to use this tool. You can follow the provided instructions to scan and fix the corrupted files:

  1. Turn on your computer. 
  2. Once the computer is ready, go to the Start menu.
  3. To open Start, you can press the Windows logo key on your keyboard. You can also open it by clicking on the Windows icon located in the bottom-left corner of your computer screen. 
  4. After that, in the search bar enter “cmd” and then right-click on the CMD or Command Prompt application. 
  5. Now you will see a list of options to choose from, and you need to choose the “Run as administrator” option. 
  6. If you are not using the administrator account, then you might be asked to enter the administrator credentials. So, provide the all required details by the system. 
  7. In the Command Prompt window, enter “sfc /scannow” and then press the Enter key. 
  8. The scan will initiate, and once it’s done, you may see a message saying it did not find any integrity violations. This message means that your system doesn’t contain any corrupted files and no system file is missing. 

If the CMD shows any message other than stated above, that means there are some corrupted files. You will need to fix them. In order to fix them, you need to restore your computer. 

Solution 2: Running the System Restore 

If you want to restore the missing system files and fix corrupted files, then you need to perform a system restore. See the below instructions to do a system restore:

  1. Head to the Start menu. 
  2. Enter “System Restore” and then select the System Restore option from results. 
  3. Now follow the onscreen prompt instructions to restore the system. 

Now you can see if the Error code 0x80072EFF has been fixed. If the error is still preventing you from doing an essential task, then see the next solution. 

Solution 3: Updating Windows to the Latest Version 

In several cases, these errors can appear when a user is running an outdated Windows version. So you should check your Windows version. To do so, see the instructions mentioned here:

  1. Head to Start Menu. 
  2. Search control panel and then click on Control Panel. 
  3. Go to the System and Security option. 
  4. Press the Windows Update option. 
  5. Hit the Check for Updates option to scan for the available updates. If there are updates available, then update the Windows. 

Solution 4: Clearing Windows Store Cache

Follow the step mentioned here to reset the cached data of your Windows Store:

  1. Hit the Start + S keys together to trigger the search bar in the Start Menu. 
  2. Now search for wsreset.exe. 
  3. From the presented results, look for the wsreset.exe option. 
  4. Now right-click on it and then choose the Run as administrator option. 
  5. You will see the command prompt window again showing the window store in the title of the window. 

Solution 5: Removing the Local Cache

  1. Press the Start +R keys together to trigger the Run dialogue box. 
  2. When the Run appears, simply copy and paste this “%localappdata%\\\\Packages\\\\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\\\\LocalState” command in the Run dialogue box. 
  3. Press the Enter key to run the command. 
  4. Now it will open a file directory in the File Explorer. You need to find the Cache folder there. 
  5. Once you find it, delete all the files it contains. 

Solution 6: Re-Registering Windows Store 

Here is how to solve the Windows update 0x80072EFF error via Re-registering the Windows Store:

  1. Go to the Start menu. 
  2. Search for PowerShell and then open PowerShell as an administrator. 
  3. Enter the “Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}” command in the PowerShell window. You can copy and paste this command for more accuracy and speed. 
  4. Press Enter to initiate the entered command. 

It may take a bit of time to complete the process, so wait patiently until the process finishes up.

Solution 7: Tweaking the Internet Settings

If the problem still persists, then you should check the internet preferences of your computer. This can be the reason for the error code Windows update 0x80072EFF. So in this tutorial, we are going to tweak the Internet Options to fix the issue. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Start menu by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Search for the Control Panel. 
  3. Choose the Control Panel from the search results. 
  4. Navigate to the Internet Options. 
  5. Head to the Advanced option from the upper navigation menu. 
  6. There you need to scroll downwards and then look for the following options:
    1. Use SSL 2.0Use SSL 3.0
    2. Use TSL 1.0
    3. Use TSL 1.1
    4. Use TSL 1.2
  7. Now check the boxes located in the front of these all options. 
  8. Press the OK button.
  9. By modifying the internet settings, the error 0x80072EFF may resolve.

Source:- https://gomcafee.uk.com/7-methods-to-fix-windows-update-error-0x80072eff/

Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, utility software and new media. She writes for McAfee products at mcafee.com/activate.

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Error Code 28 is one of the Device Manager Error codes. The reason behind its occurrence is a missing hardware driver. However, there are tons of possible reasons why that driver might not be installed on your system. But the solution of the issue will be the same no matter the root cause. In case your system displays, “The drivers for this device are not installed,” then you are facing the error code 28 as well. It could happen to any hardware device, whereas most of the time, code error 28 seems to affect sound cards and USB devices. Here are methods to solve your problem easily.

Techniques to Solve Code 28 Error in Windows

Any of the operating systems like Windows 10, XP, 8, or 7 could face code 28 error problem. So, follow the following directions to overcome it conveniently.

Restart Your System:

Most of the time, the problem seems to be resolved by rebooting the System. For that, follow the steps to restart your PC without facing any problem.

  • Go to the Start menu
  • Tap on the Power option available on the screen’s left side corner.
  • Select the Restart option.
  • Sit tight and wait until your System completes the process.
  • Now, check whether the problem is solved or not. Otherwise, try the next method to overcome it.

 Try to make a change in Device Manager:

In case you made any changes in your System, then it may have caused the code 28 error. So, it is recommended that to undo the changes and reboot your PC. Afterward, check the problem for the error code 28. Depending on the changes in your System you made, some solutions might involve re-configuring or removing the new installed software or device, utilizing the System Restore option to undo the recent Device Manager changes, and rolling back to the driver version before the update.

Update the Driver for the Computer:

Sometimes, outdated drivers can be the reason behind the error code 28 error on your computer. So, installing the latest update can help you out of the hard part without making too much effort. But make sure to install the drivers for the correct operating system. Apart from this, if you face any problem while updating the driver, then it is recommended that to disable the antivirus system during the process.

Replace the hardware:

 In the end, there can be a possibility that the device is not compatible with your System’s version. It is better to replace the hardware if the method as mentioned earlier does not work in your System. In case OS or software causing such a problem, then try installing Windows again on your device before changing any hardware.

Source url:- https://williamsblogpoint.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/how-to-fix-error-code-28-in-windows-10/

Ava Williams is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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