How to Map OneDrive as a Network Drive to See All Your Files

In Windows 10, you can select which folders get synced between OneDrive online and the OneDrive folder on your hard drive, but File Explorer won’t show you the data that’s stored only on the OneDrive cloud storage space. There’s a workaround, however, that lets you see and access all of the files you have in OneDrive: Map it as a network drive.

Mapping OneDrive in Windows 10 will make it work similarly to the way OneDrive works in Windows 8.1. You’ll see the full list of folders and files available, even the ones not stored locally on your computer. Once you map OneDrive, you can double-click a file that’s stored online only to download it to your machine.

1. Log into

2. Copy the CID number from the address bar. These are the digits and letters after the “cid=” part of the URL. Don’t include any other characters that separate the CID, such as % or &.

3. In Windows Explorer, go to This PC.

4. Click on the Computer tab then “Map network drive”.

5. In the Folder field, enter followed by the CID you copied in step 1.

6. Check the “Connect using different credentials” box.

7. Click Finish and enter your OneDrive login.


How to change, add & remove search box providers on Internet Explorer 8

Have you been using Google, Bing or any other favorite search provider in your search box on Internet Explorer 8? And now you’ve got a new computer or somebody changed your settings and… Guess what? Your search box now has a different search provider.

Today we are going look at how to change default search provider or add and remove search providers in the search box on IE8.

1-  Launch Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

2-  Look at the top-right in the Internet Explorer 8 window, click the downward arrow as shown in image 1 above (Click 1st), a menu will appear and click Manage Search Providers on the list.

3-  In Manage Add-Ons window, make sure that Search Providers is selected, then click on Find more search providers…

Internet Explorer 8 will open redirecting you to the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Add-on Gallery website, feel free to look around and find the search provider that you like.

4-  Then, when you find the Add-Ons you want, click Add to Internet Explorer and a new window called Add Search Provider will open. Now, you can just click Add and the default choices will be save or you can choose between:

    • Make this my default search provider – If you check  this option, you will make the search provider the new default and it will be immediately available. If you leave this option uncheck it will add the new search provider to your list, but it will not be the default.
  • Use search suggestions from this provider – This option is selected by default and it means that every time that you start typing, it will automatically show suggestions of the partial typing. If you don’t like suggestions you can uncheck this option.

You can also change back and forth between providers by clicking the service provider icon and choosing a new service provider.

That is it, you are done!

To remove a search providers follow step 1-2, when the Manage Add-ons window opens, look for the service provider that you don’t want anymore, select the name, click Remove, and click Close to finish.

Note that you cannot remove the current default search provider, you need to first select and click Set as default in another provider, before you can remove the first default service provider in question.


Search providers are very useful because they are easy to set up and can help you to speed up your online search, example: by choosing Google as your default search provider, you can do a search right from your browser without needing to go to the website first to start a search and not only you can use search engines, like Google, Bing; etc. you can also search within your browser other websites like Amazon, Wikipedia; etc.

Common Control (Ctrl) Key + Windows Shortcuts

I spend a lot of time online, creating documents and multitasking on my computer, so I am always looking for ways to optimize my time. And today I would like to share with you, some of what I think are the most common Windows shortcuts, using the control (Ctrl) key in your keyboard, they are simple and easy to remember.

Shortcuts are really easy to execute, just press and hold the Ctrl key and while holding the first key press the second key and let go.

These Windows shortcuts will work on most Microsoft Windows releases (XP, Vista, Windows 7; etc.), most applications and web Browsers.

Most Windows compatibles keyboards will have 2 “Ctrl” keys as shown in the image below (Click Image to expand).


  • Ctrl + Z – Enables you to undo the last action or several actions depending how many undo actions the application supports. Example: If you deleted a selected line of text or an image, you can easily use these keys combination to retrieve the selected line text back.
  • Ctrl + A – Enables you to select everything (pictures, text; etc.) on a document, website page, or files and folders.
  • Ctrl + X – Enables you to cut selected text, pictures and files.
  • Ctrl + C – Enables you to copy selected text, pictures and files.
  • Ctrl + V – Enables you to paste text, pictures and files that you previously cut or copy.
  • Ctrl + F – Enables you to start a search within an application.
  • Ctrl + S – Enables you to save a documents or save changes to the already saved document.
  • Ctrl + O – Enables you to open a document.
  • Ctrl + N – Enables you to create a new documents.