5 Helpful Windows 10 Tools

Windows 10 offers quite a number of power tools. The issue is finding them. The truth is that regardless of how experienced you are with Windows 10,  there are still some Windows 10 tools that will help you save time and increase your efficiency.

As a matter of fact, there is at least one hidden code accessible to only advanced users in every Windows 10 tool that you come across. Thankfully in this article, we will be describing 5 Helpful Windows 10 tools that will definitely make your work much easier.

5 Helpful Windows 10 Tools:

1. Virtual desktops:

Virtual desktops only became native to Windows 10 after at least a decade of running on Linux. Virtual desktops let you set up “virtual” versions of your desktop, with each version running its own software.

With this tool, you can successfully run one virtual desktop for work tasks while running another for other purposes, say entertainment.

2. Nearby Sharing:

There will be instances where you may need to share valuable files among multiple PCs. One of the best ways to do that using Windows 10 is Nearby Sharing.

This is another tool that Windows 10 offers its users. Nearby Sharing uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and allows you to wirelessly share files and hyperlinks with PCs within a domain.

All you need to do is to right-click a file, select the Share option, and pick the destination. Recipient(s) will then receive a Windows pop-up notification that reveals the transfer.

You must set up this tool before you can use it. You must have Bluetooth capabilities before you can set it up. Simply go to start > Settings > System > Shared Experiences and turn on the option to “Share across devices.”

3. Storage Sense:

Windows 10’s Storage Sense allows you to automatically purge unwanted files when specific, user-defined scenarios have been met.

Do this to enable Storage Sense on Windows 10: Start > Settings > System > Storage .You can then adjust the settings to suit you by clicking on the Change how we free up space automatically link.

Storage Sense can even be adjusted to send files that have been left unopened for a given length of time straight to the cloud while deleting the local version.

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4. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool:

This tool runs outside of Windows when your computer boots. Simply boot into this mode by pressing any combination of buttons on your keyboard.

This action will cause it to check your computer’s memory (RAM) or simply troubleshoot issues that your system may be having.

5. Malicious Software Removal Tool:

Go to the Start Menu and search for this tool. You could simply also type “MRT” and hit enter to locate it on your computer. Let’s be clear here. The Malicious Software Removal Tool is not an antivirus.

Rather it is a tool that is designed to search your computer for widespread viruses that are peculiar to Windows. Although it automatically updates itself via Windows updates, it’s in your best interest to have a dedicated antivirus.


Windows 10 comes with lots of tools that a lot of its users are not aware of. We hope this article has changed that to an extent.

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