Unable to open jpg files using Photos (Windows 10)

Issue: User unable to open jpg files using Photos (app).

Solution:
1) Run powershell and run as administrator
2) Type get-appxpackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage
3) Type Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} 
4) Reboot computer

Reference:

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Insert ASCII Symbols and Characters (updated on 25May18)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 0179
2.then let go all keys and you will get ³ (cube)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 0178
2.then let go all keys and you will get ² (square)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 0188
2.then let go all keys and you will get ¼ (a quarter)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 6
2.then let go all keys and you will get ♠ (Black Spade)

Reference:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Insert-ASCII-or-Unicode-Latin-based-symbols-and-characters-d13f58d3-7bcb-44a7-a4d5-972ee12e50e0

 

Turn Off Jump Lists (Windows 10)

Click Start, Settings, Personalization
Click Start, scroll down to Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar. Select Off

Manually Clear Jump Lists:

Go to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

Delete Program’s Jump List (see below link)
e.g. recent Excel 2010 list – 9839aec31243a928

Reference:
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/clear-recent-items-windows-jumplists/

List of Jump List IDs:
http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/List_of_Jump_List_IDs

Win 10 – Startup Folder

Current User’s Startup Folder location:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

All Users’ Start Folder location:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

AppData & ProgramData folder are hidden, needs to enable Show hidden files, folders and drives

Another faster access method is:
1) Press Windows Key and R key
2) type:
shell:common startup (for All users)
shell:startup (for current users)
shell_start
3) Click OK

Reason to access Startup Folder:
After Windows loaded, it will load application shortcuts found in Startup folder.
For Example, Outlook. Instead of clicking Outlook after Windows loaded, Outlook shortcut in Startup Folder will auto-load.

Reference:
https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/windows-10-startup-folder/

Win 10 -Microsoft Print to PDF missing

Issue: User unable to print to Microsoft Print to PDF when he uses Edge.
Microsoft Print to PDF is missing in Devices and Printers

Solution:
1) Press Windows Key and R Key ( Run Window appears)
2) Type optionalfeatures  (Windows Features appears)
3) Scroll down to Microsoft Print to PDF
optionalfeatures
4) Uncheck box beside Microsoft Print to PDF and click OK
5) Do step 1 to 3
6) Check box beside Microsoft Print to PDF  and click OK
7) Go to Devices and Printers to check whether Microsoft Print to PDF has added back.