Defrag: .hlp files on Win8, Cutting PC Power, Moving PageFile

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Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:17] - Network card getting a red X. 
[04:22] - Can't read .hlp files on Windows 7. [link]
[05:26] - What actually goes on with automatic maintenance. [link]
[08:08] - Is it a good idea to move pagefile to another drive. 
[09:20] - Perils of just cutting power to turn off a PC. 
[14:22] - Admin account not acting as an admin account. 
[18:07] - Using higher res icons for folders.  
[21:27] - Thumbnails in a directory are not filling in. 
[00:00] - Pick of the Week: NettleBox virtual holography. [link]



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      David Garbacz

      Hey guys, my question was the one that came in while you were still in progress. I think it's related to not having enough free space on my SSD. I noticed that when I used Disk Cleanup or CCleaner and freed up some space, it seemed like the cache would rebuild. Once the space starts to run out, it seems like it will switch back to icons view.

      Any confirmation that this is intended functionality?

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