Last update: February 2019
Here’s a question from our reader, Jose:
I am trying to drastically improve my productivity at work is to get rid of social networking. Is there any way to disable email notifications in Twoo or should i go ahead and unsubscribe and delete my Twoo account altogether?
Yes, email notifications from social networking sites are sometimes annoying especially when trying to get something done for school or work. They spoil your productivity and as such, they are also a popular subject in questions coming from our readers. In this post, we wanted to list simple steps to turn off and unsubscribe from email notifications you receive from Twoo. We certainly hope this would help you to keep focused. We also receive several questions from reader about opting from Twoo permanently, therefore we added a quick guide about how to and disable your Twoo profile temporarily or permanently shut down your account.
If you would like to call the quits on Two, you can unsubscribe your account by following these steps:
There is an option to deactivate your Twoo account temporarily:
A friend of mine asked me bout whether i was using Twoo and whether i was aware how to modify my profile settings and password. In this post, i am providing a detailed step-by-step guide to personalize your Twoo profile. Please have a look.
How to modify your Twoo password:
How to change your profile name?
How to define a new email address?
Here’s a question from one of our readers :
A long time ago, one of our company former administrators setup Yammer accounts for the team. Seems that I am stuck with the default Yammer password set for my account. Is there a way to change or reset the password to my Yammer profile? Kindly help me out.
Thanks for bringing that up. Just go ahead and follow these simple steps:
Note: It is highly recommended to keep your passwords, including those to social networks you are member of in a password keeping tool, such as Passpack, Last pack and so forth.
Here’s a question from one of our readers :
I have been using Quora for a while now, you know, to get my doubts clarified. But now that I am not that much active, I wanna get rid of my account so as to avoid unnecessary updates and notifications. What should I do to delete my account?
Thanks for the question. We had similar questions from a couple of users. Apparently, Quora doesn’t let you delete your account altogether, but it just lets you deactivate it so that if you wanna get back to active, you can activate it back and start using. Here’s how you can deactivate it :
That said, if you want to get rid of your account completely you need to send a mail to privacy at quora dot com citing reasons why you want to get rid of it. If they find them valid, they will take care of it for you. But this method doesn’t work out most of the time and that’s why people go for deactivating their accounts.
Here is a question from Emma,
How can I delete the conversations and messages history on Skype?
Thanks for the question, Emma. Here is how you have to proceed to delete conversations and messages history on Skype,
Confirm your action, and you’re done!
Last updated: February 2019
Applicable to: Microsoft Windows 10 and 7 operating systems
Here’s a question from one of our readers, who wanted to save disk space by deleting the C:\Perflogs files folder:
Looks like my C partition drive is quite full and around 10 GB of free space are now left free on the physical disk. I have just spotted a folder called C:\PerfLogs , with just one folder inside it and no visible data. Is it safe to delete it?
Thanks for the question. Let me see if we can clarify this topic for you.
PerfLogs (Performance Logs) is a Windows 7 and 10 system generated folder, that stores a log file of system issues and other performance related reports. The folder is typically available in your computer boot partition (typically C:\). It is possible to move / relocate the PerfLogs folder to a new directory, however, from disk space perspective the gains are minimal.
Although technically possible to remove the folder, that’s not recommended. On a broader sense, we don’t recommend messing with system folders. If you still decide to remove the PerfLogs folder, be aware that Windows will re-create it every time you delete it. One of the reasons being that Windows features like Reliability Monitor make use of this performance report file to provide detailed performance information.
The folder hardly uses any disk space, so we’d recommend you to leave it as is. If you are looking to optimize your disk space, our first recommendation would be to use the out of the box Disk Cleanup utility. You can launch the cleanup by right clicking your drive partition (C, D and alike), then go to the General tab and hit the b button, Your next step would be to define which files to delete to gain disk space. Typically, downloaded programs and temp internet files would be your first candidates for deletion. Using Disk Cleanup You could also go ahead and delete system files such as Windows Update un-needed files.
If the PerfLogs folder is visible and you it hidden in Windows Explorer, you can simply hide it by right clicking on it and choosing Properties, then in the General tab, navigate to the Attributes session and select Hide.
Access to the operating system files is restricted to administrators; so in case don’t have admin rights on your PC, it’s not likely you’ll have been granted any access to your OS files.
Use a simple tool such as TreeSize Free to analyze your drive and help you find those big hitters that are consuming most of the disk space available. Hint: those are typically the recycle bin contents, browser cache, downloaded files and programs, windows update files and so forth. For sure not the poor PerfLogs folder 😉
Last update: September 2018
Applicable to: Windows 10, 7, Vista
Here’s a question from one of our readers:
I just found a program named VC_RED in of the folders of my computer C: drive . Do you guys know what is that file? Is it by chance a virus? Any help is highly appreciated.
Thanks for the question. See our answer below:
VC_RED.MSI (installer) and VC_RED.CAB (cabinet) files are part of the re-distributable package of Visual C++ 2008 that you have installed in your computer.
Most probably, the Visual C++ package was installed on your computer as part of the installation process of other software, that needed VC++ in order to run. The VC_RED files by themselves do not pose a known security threat to your computer security.
Technically, it’s possible to delete the VC_RED files, as well as vcredist, the EULA files and any other files in the unzipped Visual C++ distribution directory. That said, given the fact that their footprint (from disk space perspective) is relatively low, i don’t recommend to start messing with the files.
Hope it helps!
With 50 Million users, LinkedIn is the ultimate social platform for professionals. In addition to making connections, you can get introductions, obtain recommendations and collaborate with hundreds of industry professionals and peers in your network.
LinkedIn is such a powerful tool but not many unleash its true potential. We have put together a comprehensive list of useful LinkedIn tricks, tips, hacks and tools to help you make the most of your profile without breaking a sweat:
LinkedIn Contacts Management is a desktop app that lets you email your contacts, manage your contacts list and export them to a CSV or text file.
MyResume is a great Facebook application to post your resume or LinkedIn profile on Facebook. It also lets you request resumes from your friends and search resumes from different countries. What better way to integrate your social and professional network.
Export LinkedIn Connections is a great tool to export all your LinkedIn contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! address book or Mac OS address book.
Not many people know that LinkedIn is a great platform to ask and answer career related questions. Being active in the Q&A would definitely get you noticed in your particular niche.
Ever had an excel file of contacts that you wish to import into LinkedIn. Here is a great walk through of how to import contacts from an MS Excel file.
You added somebody just because they requested but now you want to remove them from your connections. Simply go to the Contacts tab on the left hand side and click on Connections. On the next screen, the Remove Connections link is the right-most link on the navigation menu. Simply select the contacts you want to remove and click on Remove Connections.
Eventhough it is a premium feature, Profile Organizer is a great tool that lets you save and organize profiles into folders. You can also add notes and sync contact information with any address book.
Your LinkedIn login is your primary email address at LinkedIn. To change that, you’ll first have to add the new email address by going to email addresses under Personal information. Once added, make this email address your primary one and delete the old address.
Using this great widget, you can embed your profile or any blog or website. Select the attributes of your profile you want to display and even customize the look of the widget to suit your blog.
Think your LinkedIn connections can help your Facebook friends? Share them on Facebook using a great application called LinkedIn Contacts.
Looking for a people with a particular job title? Simply select the Search People option next to the search bar and click on Advanced Search. This will allow you to search for people using Title, Company name or even school.
Rushed into sending a recommendation? Don’t worry you can always pull it back. Just go to the navigation menu on the left and click on Recommendations under Profile. Then choose the Sent Recommendations tab and click withdraw next to the recommendation you wish to withdraw.
Email is one of the most commonly used mediums for professional communication. Why miss out on displaying your LinkedIn info on your email? Just go the LinkedIn signature page and create your customized signature. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to obtain the HTML code for your signature. Detailed instructions are also included for embedding the signature in different email clients including Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla and Yahoo! Mail.
If you want to use the LinkedIn signature in your Gmail account, here are some cool tips for that.
Updating status on each social media separately can be a pain. Well, here’s how you can update your LinkedIn status via Twitter and/or Tweet your LinkedIn status to your Twitter followers.
Have an important presentation to share with your LinkedIn contacts? Or may be you just want to post a document to your profile? All this can be done very easily with a great application from Box.net. Just add this application to your LinkedIn account and start uploading files.
Reading List by Amazon is a great application that lets you see what books your peers are reading. You can also update information about the books you are reading or planning to read.
WordPress has become the platform of choice for bloggers and what better way to sync your WordPress and LinkedIn profiles than using the WordPress application for LinkedIn. Use this application to send automatic updates to your network when you publish a new post.
Add the Polls application for LinkedIn so you can gather feedback, opinion or just general wisdom from industry professionals and peers.
You have worked hard to build your connections. These are important people to you and you don’t want to lose their information to accidental deletes or server crashes. Back-up your connections frequently by exporting your contacts. Here is a detailed walk through on how to do that.
You don’t want people trying to look you up through an old email address. Add all the email addresses you have to your LinkedIn profile so its easier for people to look you up.
OK, so these are our first 20 tips and tricks. Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite LinkedIn tricks.
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