#1022 – Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud

Technology With Confidence - - - - - - - -               Confident Computing from Ask Leo! - Be sure to allow image display for the best viewing
#1022 - Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud
View Online: https://newsletter.askleo.com/current-newsletter/
Newsletter FAQ & administration

File management

One of the ongoing struggles I see is simply keeping track of files on your PC. That gets even more complicated when factoring in any of the popular cloud file storage services.

This week I review how they work, and share some opinions of how to keep things organized.

Yes, I have opinions. Smile

Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud

Also this week

  • The cost of free
  • The cost of unsupported software
  • The cost of not getting used to things
  • The cost of turning off UAC

As always, links below.

TEH Podcast

Apple plunges into the AI pool. The boring feature I'm excited to see Apple support. Microsoft pulls back (a little) from "Recall", and how's it really different from Apple's efforts.

All that and the ubiquitous and vague "more".

TEH 223: Apple Intelligence? New OS features. A smarter Siri? And of course... privacy.

*

Take care,

Leo

Featured Article

Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud

Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud
Keeping track of what is where.

Document management can be complex and confusing, particularly when cloud storage is involved. I'll review why that is and suggest how to manage it.
Read: Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

Free Is Not Free
There's always a cost.

Free Is Not Free
Free downloads, free scans, free trials -- so many things on the internet are free! Or are they?
Read: Free Is Not Free

-

Unsupported Software Survival Guide: Mitigate Risks and Stay Protected
The risks of using software after its end of support.

Unsupported Software Survival Guide: Mitigate Risks and Stay Protected
While using unsupported software is discouraged, sometimes it's the only option. I'll discuss the ramifications, alternatives, and what you need to do to stay safe.
Read: Unsupported Software Survival Guide: Mitigate Risks and Stay Protected

-

Do We Really Need to Get Used to Things?
It beats the alternatives.

Do We Really Need to Get Used to Things?
"Getting used to it" might not always be ideal, but being open to it can result in surprising improvements. Besides, you're doing it already almost every day.
Read: Do We Really Need to Get Used to Things?

-

How Do I Turn Off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows?
You may want to, but you probably shouldn't.

How Do I Turn Off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows?
User Access Control, or UAC, prompts you each time an application requires administrative access. Annoyance or feature?
Read: How Do I Turn Off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows?

Ask Leo! on YouTube

Subscribe to Ask Leo! on YouTube to get the latest on YouTube.com. Your subscription (and "Likes") help others find Ask Leo!, and the answers they're looking for.

How Do I Turn Off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows?

User Access Control, or UAC, prompts you each time an application requires administrative access. Annoyance or feature?
Watch: How Do I Turn Off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows?

-

Do We Really Need to Get Used to Things?

"Getting used to it" might not always be ideal, but being open to it can result in surprising improvements. Besides, you're doing it already almost every day.
Watch: Do We Really Need to Get Used to Things?

-

End of Support Survival Guide: Mitigate Risks and Stay Protected

While using software after end of support is discouraged, sometimes it's the only option. I'll discuss the ramifications, alternatives, and what you need to do to stay safe.
Watch: End of Support Survival Guide: Mitigate Risks and Stay Protected

-

Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud

Document management can be complex and confusing, particularly when some files are in the cloud. I'll review why that is and suggest how to manage it.
Watch: Managing Files on Your PC and in the Cloud

-

Free Is Not Free

Free downloads, free scans, free trials -- so many things on the internet are free! Or are they?
Watch: Free Is Not Free

All About OneDrive - Online Course

All About OneDrive - Online Course

OneDrive is both incredibly powerful and at times incredibly confusing. It includes a bucket-load of features to help you back up, share, collaborate, stay safe, and more.

All About OneDrive covers OneDrive's features and its peculiarities so you can use it to the fullest.

(Silver level patrons and above: All About OneDrive is included in your patronage. If you don't see it in your My Account page, just ask.)

More details in the Ask Leo! store: All About OneDrive - Online Course


Support Ask Leo!

Ask Leo! is supported in part by people just like you! For as little as $2/month you can help, and view askleo.com without ads. For $5/month you'll also get the The Ask Leo! Tip of the Day

Here are examples of tips published this week:

Support Ask Leo! and become a patron for these and other exclusive benefits and discounts!

Other ways to support Ask Leo!.

Share Confident Computing!

Share the confidence: forward this (without your unsubscribe link at the bottom) to your friends! They'll thank you! (And so will I!)

Did someone forward this to you?

Subscribe

to get your own copy each week. It's FREE!

Become a Patron
Ask Leo! Books

Social & more!

Facebook
Mastodon
YouTube
More..

Buy me coffee...

Other Projects....

Not All News Is Bad - Each day I look for one story in the current news of the day with a positive bent. Just one. And I share it.

HeroicStories Since 1999, HeroicStories brings diverse, international voices to the world ' reminding us that people are good, that individuals and individual action matter. Stories - new and old - are published twice a week.

7 Takeaways - I've resolved to read something of substance each day and identify one idea to "take away". Once a week I post the takeaways I've collected for the week.

leo.notenboom.org - My personal blog. Part writing exercise, part ranting platform, it's where I write about anything and everything and nothing at all.

 
Posted: June 18, 2024 in: 2024
Shortlink: https://newsletter.askleo.com/9107
« Previous post:

New Here?

Let me suggest my collection of best and most important articles to get you started.

Of course I strongly recommend you search the site -- there's a ton of information just waiting for you.

Finally, if you just can't find what you're looking for, ask me!

Confident Computing

Confident Computing is the weekly newsletter from Ask Leo!. Each week I give you tools, tips, tricks, answers, and solutions to help you navigate today’s complex world of technology and do so in a way that protects your privacy, your time, and your money, and even help you better connect with the people around you.

The Ask Leo! Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet – FREE Edition

Subscribe for FREE today and claim your copy of The Ask Leo! Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet – FREE Edition. Culled from the articles published on Ask Leo! this FREE downloadable PDF will help you identify the most important steps you can take to keep your computer, and yourself, safe as you navigate today’s digital landscape.



My Privacy Pledge

Leo Who?

I'm Leo Notenboom and I've been playing with computers since I took a required programming class in 1976. I spent over 18 years as a software engineer at Microsoft, and after "retiring" in 2001 I started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place to help you find answers and become more confident using this amazing technology at our fingertips. More about Leo.