You can always get to the Start folders on your system in File Explorer. Press Windows key and R (Win+R) or in the address bar of File Explorer paste the below (and press enter):
All Users (Global) Start folder:
Currently Logged User Start folder:
Windows 10 has this habit of downloading updates, installing them in the background and attempting to restart your computer “outside of operation hours” without allowing the user to control the whole update process.
To make the situation more frustrating, there are a lot of instances where the updates actually break Windows 10.
While Microsoft figures out how to properly serve the system updates, we can put a workaround in place to block Windows 10 from auto-updating your machine.
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What’s the best way to get the photos taking with the iPhone onto my computer?
The iPhone will appear to any application that supports direct digital camera import as a digital camera device, similar the older digital cameras that were used before they started adopting a USB Disk Mode.
If you start up the Windows XP “Scanner and Camera Wizard” the iPhone should appear as a camera device in there. You will not see it as a disk drive in Windows Explorer, and applications that are simply looking to read a folder from a mass storage device will not work with it. The application has to provide direct digital camera support.
Apple officially supports Adobe Photoshop Album and Elements for photo transfer, but any application that can read a proper digital camera transfer should work fine.
Note as well that your iPhone must not be locked with a password, otherwise photo transfer will not work (this is presumably to prevent somebody from getting at your photos if they were to get their hands on your iPhone). If you’re using a password in the locking mode, ensure that you unlock the iPhone before trying to transfer pictures.
If the iPhone doesn’t show up in ‘My Computer’, check that the ‘Bonjour Service’ is running. It wasn’t for me on windows XP, soon as I started that service the iPhone showed up in ‘My Computer’
To turn it on:
right click ‘My Computer’ > Manage > “Services and Applications” > “Services” > right click service name and start
In Windows, you can scan the computer’s hard disks for errors (bad sectors) by right-clicking on the hard disk icon from My Computer and selecting Properties. Under Tools, press the Check Now button.
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