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Aug 25, 2014

If my desktop background image is a slideshow from my picture folders, is there a way to open the folder holding the particular picture from the desktop? I ask because sometimes a picture will pop up, and I'm not sure what folder it came from. It seems like in older windows versions you could right click on the desktop and select "open folder" or something and be taken to the folder holding the picture. Is that still possible?

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I just got a new computer with Windows 8, I use Firefox. If I open these websites with IE, the background images are there. So what did I do to my Firefox settings?

I have spent over 4 hours searching through the control panel, tools, Firefox itself, and I can't find a solution.

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Feb 2, 2013

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Dec 24, 2013

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Mar 24, 2013

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Apr 3, 2014

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The only things I can access on my laptop are:

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I tried different resolutions, restarts, images, and moving it. (It does it on all sides of the screen.)

I tried detect and identify in the resolution feature.

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Since a system backup does not backup applications like MS-Office, is the purpose of periodic backups to capture future fixes & revisions to the OS? Since there is still a lot of unused space on the external hard drive, is it ok to save my daily data backups to the external hard drive?  I tried to save data backups using File History to the DBR_Master (F) drive but it would not let me. I created a new folder in DBR_Master (F) but that didn't work.  I receive a message that the destination was not connected.  Where should I save daily data backups?  Last question - does it matter whether I use File History or Dell Backup and Recovery to do daily data backups? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to using one over the other -- they seem to do the same thing?

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