Windows

How to fix Error 0x8007139f when scanning with Windows Defender?

Currently we've received an issue report from our Windows 10 Insider that when scanning their PC with Windows Defender, the error 0x8007139f happened. Error 0x8007139f fixed!!! For more details, the Windows Defender error message window said "The scan couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation." This is a known issue that usually happen when the system files are damaged or corrupted. If you get this problem, please try these steps to solve it: 1. Restart your PCMany times the issue is resolved by simple restart.2. Remove existing antivirus and antispyware softwareIf your PC still has another antivirus installed or if one was installed previously then you should use appropriate removal tool to remove all third party antivirus and antispyware programs. You can download removal tools from here:List of antivirus product removal tools3. Scan your PC for malwaresYou can scan your PC with Microsoft Safety Scanner to ensu..
  • 2 min read
  • Sep 20, 2016
Windows

[Fix] Duplicate IMAP Folders (Sent, Junk and Deleted Items) Created in Windows Live Mail

[Fix] Duplicate IMAP Folders (Sent, Junk and Deleted Items) Created in Windows Live MailToday in this topic we are going to address a weird and annoying issue present in Windows Live Mail which is a popular Desktop email client program developed by Microsoft and a part of Windows Essentials suite.The problem occurs if you add and setup an email account using IMAP server settings in Windows Live Mail program, it automatically creates following duplicate folders:Sent Items Drafts Deleted Items Junk E-mailFollowing screenshots clearly shows this issue in details:As you can see there are duplicate folders present for Sent, Deleted and Junk emails. The "Deleted", "Junk" and "Sent" are original folders downloaded from the email server. On the other hand, "Sent items", "Deleted items" and "Junk E-mail" are their duplicates created by Windows Live Mail program.If you are also facing this problem and want to get rid of the duplicate folders, this tutorial will definitely help you.Actually there is a built-in feature in Windows Live Mail program which creates some special folders to store emails at mail server which causes the creation of these duplicate folders.If you want to remove the duplicate folders, check out following simple steps:1. Open Windows Live Mail program, right-click on the email account header and select Properties option.2. Now go to "IMAP" tab and disable/uncheck "Store special folders on IMAP server" option present under "Special Folders" section.3. Click on OK button and it'll ask for confirmation to refresh the folders list. Click on Yes button to accept the confirmation.It'll take a few moments in downloading and refreshing folders list.4. Now you'll need to manually delete those duplicate folders. Right-click on each duplicate folder one by one and select Delete option.That's it. After deleting the duplicate folders, Windows Live Mail will never create them again.Also Check:[Fix] Windows Live Mail Stopped Syncing Hotmail, Outlook Email AccountsShare this article: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Reddit | Tell a friendPosted in: Gadgets & Internet, TroubleshootingOther similar articles that may interest youDownload Theme to Transform Windows 7 into Mac OS X Snow Leopard The Best Method to Hide Files and Folders in Windows Without Using 3rd Party Utilities [Tip] Enable Hidden Secret Dark and Light Themes in Mozilla Firefox Windows 7 System Requirements How to Enable Delete Confirmation Dialog Box in Windows 8 and Later? Secret Trick to Disable / Turn Off Annoying Feature Advertisement Balloon Notifications in Windows 7
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  • Jul 14, 2016
Windows

How to edit the hosts file in Windows 10 when blocked?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to edit the Windows hosts file in an easy way without any tool from the 3rd party. Hosts File is an important system file, where storages the IP information that the serves navigate to. It is used to block or permit the IP or the Websites address work or not in an effective way. However, in some cases, you cannot edit the Windows hosts file, so what can we do? Some antivirus software including Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender) will not allow users to modify the hosts file for the security reasons. That means if you want to face with this problem, you have to disable the antivirus software temporarily or exclude files from the protected host. But for some other reason, you cannot disable antivirus software, or exclude from your hosts file so what can be done next? Using a Command Prompt First, open the Command Prompt window by the highest authority by typing "cmd" into the search box in the Windows > Right-click on the "Command Prompt"> Click on the "Run as administrator" (or by the simplest way you can press Windows + X and then click on Command Prompt (Admin). Click on the "Run as administrator" On the "Command Prompt" window, type "cd drivers' then press Enter, type ”cd etc" and press Enter to access the hosts file location. "Command Prompt" windowPlease make sure you are in the right directory "C: Windows System32 Drivers etc"> then type "notepad hosts" to open the hosts file in Notepad. Type "notepad hosts" to open the hosts file in Notepad.Then you proceed to change the hosts file contents (below is an example, if I want to block facebook on the computer, I can enter the IP address and type facebook.com) > Then go to Menu File > select Save and i have changed the Windows hosts file successfully. Block facebook on the computerImportant note: If you do not open the notepad by "Run as Administrator", you cannot save the hosts file.We have told you how to edit the hosts file in Windows 10 when blocked. Finally, if your find this article useful, let’s share to your friends. If you have any questions, please leave your comments in the box below. We are happy to receive your feedback. Thank you!
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  • Jun 14, 2016
Windows

Get Windows 10 Patch Updated Again

In June of 2015, Microsoft launched a special update that was supposed to make upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 much easier. What has ensued is a piece of code that gets updated regularly and when updated leaves a wake of angry customer complaints about being forced to upgrade.The update, KB3035583, has been updated again. Not much is known about this latest revision, but so far there haven’t been any additional reports of forced upgrades. However, it’s important to note that each time its updated, it re-enables the upgrade functionality. Windows users, along with a lot of administrators tasked with managing business computers, have taken to modifying the Windows registry or using 3rd party applications to block the upgrade. So, when KB3035583 is updated and resets itself, they have to go back and reapply the blocking mechanisms.I think it’s safe to say that someday everyone will run some iteration of Windows 10, but customers like to do it on their own terms, through their own choices. It’s less empowering thinking that a vendor thinks they own what a customer paid good money for – except that Windows 10 is a free offering for now.I think it’s important to remember that Microsoft’s “free Windows” upgrade promotion for Windows 10 ends in July of this year (a year from the moment it was originally made public). So, we should expect KB3035583 to reappear in Windows Update a few more times before then.But, wait...there's probably more...Follow me on TwitterAdd me to your Google+ circlesor Connect with me on LinkedInLooking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and Devops? Check out IT/Dev Connections!
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  • Mar 24, 2016