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post #1 of 54
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Hello Friends,

You might be struck somewhere with you computer and dont know how to do THAT!! So here comes myy little help.

I have a nice collection of tips and tricks to make you life with computer & technology easy.

Do reply to keep this thread alive..

Thanks

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Create shortcut for removing pendrive

Rather than clicking on the task bar and then safely removing the pendrive you can eaily do so creating a shortcut:

1)Create shortcut on your desktop by right click and selecting new shortcut from the menu.

2)Type "RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll" click next and then finish.

shortcut is created and now you can assign a shortcut key to it.

just right click on it and select properties-> click on shortcut tab -> assign a shortcut key to it(it will take clrt + alt by default)

eg: if you press 1 shortcut will be ctrl+alt+1
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watch secret star wars in win xp

1) Open RUN Prompt and type "telnet" (Without quotes). You can find Run Prompt by pressing the Windows and R button together or you can find it in the Start Menu.

2) A Black color Command box appears.

3) Type O and press Enter. ( O stands for Open Port in Microsoft Telnet ).

4) Now type after the prompt "towel.blinkenlights.nl" without the quotes

5) Press Enter and Voila!!!! , You will see Star Wars Movies being played out.


What amuses one is the characters in the movie , the environment , and the fonts are made out of all the characters in ASCII table.

U must have an internet connection .speed do doesn't matter


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Lock Your Computer on Mouse Click!

Instead of pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL or windows + L to lock your machine you can create an icon to lock your machine. There are very simple steps by using it you can simply lock your computer using single mouse click.

Just Follow the simple step >>

1. Right click an empty spot on the desktop, point to New and click Shortcut.

2. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, type the following in the 'Type the location' of the item text box:

Quote:
rundll32 user32.dll,LockWorkStation



3. Click Next

4. In "Type a name for this shortcut", type "" (any name as u wish) and Click Finish

5. This will Create a shortcut in your Desktop.

6.Now each time when you want to lock the computer , Just click on this shortcut.
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Paste an image to ur folder's background..

First of all, select ur desired folder..
and hit "ALT+ENTER".. a properties dialog will pop up..
go to » Customize tab » Customize. There, choose any icon, click Apply and OK.

now in the address bar of ur folder.. type "\\desktop.ini" before ur folder's path..
a file named "desktop.ini" will open in notepad..
just add these lines on it..

Quote:
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
IconArea_Image=C:\\path\\folder\\background.jpg




To customize this according to your needs, edit the path in the last line to reflect to the location of the image you wish to use as the background image for that folder. Refresh the folder and the new background should appear.

now, to remove the default icon chosen during the creation of the desktop.ini and restore the default folder icon, delete these lines of code from within the desktop.ini file:

Quote:
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%\\system32\\shell32.dll
IconIndex=(some number)




dats it..
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Make your Windows XP talk as you type..

Open a text file in notepad and write:

copy from here:-

Dim msg, sapi

msg=InputBox("Enter your text","Talk it")

Set sapi=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")

sapi.Speak msg

Save the file with a (*.vbs) extension, it will create a VBScript File.

Then after clicking the .vbs file, it will prompt you for a text, input the text and press ok.

Enjoy..
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Try to create a folder

In windows we cannot use the name CON for any folder.. even tech from the Microsoft couldn't resolve it..
But here again, is the solution to create the folder named con and other system variables.

1) go to run dialog.
2) type cmd/command (command prompt gets opened)
3) go to root directory like C:\\ or D:\\ etc
4) type md\\\\.\\\\c:\\\\con ....(here is done)
5) check the folder on the respected drive.
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post #8 of 54
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Get better youtube quality videos


Step1: Click to video that you want to see, the link will display on Address bar. E.x:

Quote:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9BNJwPFJ0Os


Step2: Add &fmt=6 to the end of that string. That address like:

Quote:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9BNJwPFJ0Os&fmt=6



Enjoy it ! The higher quality video !!!

Step3: Add &fmt=18 to the end of that string, you'll have the best quality video with direct download link !

Quote:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9BNJwPFJ0Os&fmt=18


Note: Appending &fmt=6 to the URL delivers a 448x336 resolution version of the video and appending &fmt=18 delivers a even better 480x360 resolution version.

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post #9 of 54
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How to lock a folder with a password without a software

Steps:

1- make a new folder ( name it as you like )

2- inside this folder make a ( TXT ) file & copy inside it this (the entire thing)

Quote:
: cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Private
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Private "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== password here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End
:End




3- After u copy the Commanding go to line 23 (or try using shortcut- CTRL+F and type password to locate the line) u will find this word : password here (Change it with any password u like.) is :

eg:

Quote:
if NOT %pass%== narnia1234 goto FAIL
//so ur password here becomes narnia1234 .//




4- After that go to â
€˜save as’ & name this file as "locker.bat "

5- Now back to the folder & u will find a ( LOCKER ) commanding.
(locker.exe)

6- Double Click on it & u will find a new folder (Private )

7- Ok ,, now copy what u want in this "private Folder" & after that come out of the folder, and Double click on locker again. It will open and ask if you want to lock your folder? Y/N ?

8- Type Y. your private folder will dissapear.

9- If you want to UNLOCK your folder ,go to (locker) & type your pass and you will see your private folder.

it not only hides the folder, but incase, u unhide all files... and try opening it without entering password, it'll take u to the control panel...

Also, if u want to store files on your Pen-Drive, u can use this script. No Software Required

Incase u delete your Locker file (just in case), then u can make a new one (but with the same password) and open it from that.

Alternatively, u can keep this locker file somewhere else, and when u want to open ur folder, only then bring it back to that place ..
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Hide your Hard Disk Drives | Hide Important data from other USERS

When you need to secure your important data from other users, there are so many choice over there like folder protect,hide folder and much more. But imagine if your data size is more than 100 GB then it is not easy to burn it on CD or protect it. So don't worry friends, I am posting a trick by using this trick you can save your full drive by hiding it from other users. You can hide your drives without any Registry Edit.


1. Log on as Administrator

2. Click on Start button then click on Run > Type CMD

3.Now type
diskpart at the command prompt and wait for 5 seconds to appear diskpart> utility.

4.To show the list of volume, type
list volume

command after the diskpart> prompt, this command will show you all system drives detail.


5.Now Select the volume that you want to hide for example

If you want to hide F drive then first type
select volume 2 (in this case) and hit enter button

6.After selecting volume, type
Remove letter F (in this case) to hide F drive.

7. DONE. Now you hide your drive successfully..to verify go to My Computer and check drives

8.But next time, when you want to unhide the F drive, just type assign letter F command after loading volume 2.
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