You experience those times when youneed to upload a novel photo to, tell, Facebook or Pinterest? Thetypical browser-dependent upload tool forces you to click throughcountless folders till yet you detect the one you need. It is a slowand frequently maddening dance. Fortunately, there is an simpler way. If you already have the photo open inExplorer, you can copy its file path to the clipboard, then pastethat path into the upload dialog box.


Open Windows Explorer and detect thephoto in question. Hold down the Shift key, then right-click thephoto. In the context menu that appears, detect and click Copy aspath. This copies the file path to the clipboard. Now, in yourbrowser, head to Facebook or wherever, access the upload tool, andclick Browse. Press Ctrl +V to paste in the file path, then click OK.

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That is everything there is to it! Norunning via a clump of folders to detect the file you need only pastethe path and you are done. I must give credit where credit is due; Ifirst heard about this clever tip from Windows guru Ed Bott. But itis too excellent not to contribute; once you begin applying it, youwill surprise how you acquired along without it. How to Show or HideFile Extensions.





Lately I have been downloading fewaudiobooks in MP3 format. I wanted to import them into iTunes forlistening on the go, but there's one problem: iTunes can not bookmarkan MP3 file. Thus, in between listening sessions, it'll be difficultfor me to resume my book from where I left off. iTunes can, still,bookmark its own audiobook files. Thus if I convert my MP3s toApple's AAC format, then alter the file extension thus iTunes thinksthey are audiobooks, I am good to go.


The first part is simple. In iTunes,merely right-click the MP3 and select Create AAC Version. That willfinally produce an audio file on an m4a extension. But I want toalter that to m4b, the extension iTunes realizes as an audiobook. Ihad no trouble detecting the file in Windows Explorer but the fileextension was losing! Or, more accurately, hidden. That is thedefault setting in Windows now, the thought being to hold you frommonkeying with files and causing system troubles.


This form of monkeying, however, isharmless. I just needed to un-hide the extensions. Here is how InWindows 7, click Start, then type extension. Click Show or hide fileextensions. In the Folder Options box that appears, clear the checkbox next to Hide extensions for known file types, then click OK. That is it! Now you should see extensions for most common files. Andin my case, altering that audio file's extension was as simple asright-clicking it and selecting Rename.


If you need to hide the extensionsagain later you are done, only repeat the process and re-check thebox mentioned in Step 3. If you have got a hassle that requiressolving, send it my way. I can not promise a response, but I willdefinitely read every e-mail I acquire.