Windows 7 has several Offline File polices that helps systems administrators maintain users productivity when a temporary disruption occurs or when a user is out of the office, however, it is worth noting that among the 28 polices there are some vital ones that gives administrators the control needed to manage this feature appropriately. In this post I will discuss the policies that allow you to exclude specific file types from being available offline, how often background synchronization occurs in slow-link mode and other important parameters.
If your computer overall performance is degrading and you suspect that one of your hard drives is the cause then you need a tool that helps you monitor the performance of your hard drives. Windows 7 in-built Performance Monitor helps you identify bottlenecks and can be used to monitor disk performance.
Power failures and system crashes do happen and can corrupt both active and idle files and turn your system to an inconsistent state. Although, Windows 7 NTFS can roll back the uncommitted transactions and returns the file system to a consistent state, you might still need to scan the entire file system for errors.
Internet Explorer 9 trial run unveils a couple of hitches! Some web applications are not yet fully compatible with IE 9. I run the 64 bit edition and have come across some annoying issues, mainly with the web administrative console of WordPress, and with some scripts such as, ads that do not show up only in IE 9. In this brief article you will find two temporary workarounds that help you sort out these issues and other problems that you may be encountering.