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How To Hide A Local or Networked Drives in Windows XP

This is yet another trick you can play with your friend. To disable the display of local or networked drives when you click My Computer.

This is useful if you don’t want just any average user to be able to easily detect, access and navigate a hard disk that is attached to your system.

Just follow this steps…..

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Filed under: Security, Tips Tricks, Windows XP

Fun with VBS script – Open DVD/CD Drive infinitely

We can do many funny things with VBS scripts and one of the most famous trick is ejecting a cd/dvd drive infinitely. So lets see how to do it.
Step #1: Open up your notepad and copy paste the following code.

Set oWMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7" )
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
do
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1
colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
Next ' cdrom
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1
colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
Next ' cdrom
loop
End If

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Filed under: Funny Tricks

How To Disable The “Turn off Computer” Button

Here i’ll show you a tip which is very useful particularly for those users who want to restrict the common users to shutdown public computer in common areas. You can disable the “Turn off Computer” button on the start menu and a common user will not be able to “Turn Off, Restart and Stand By” a computer. Using registry editor, you can implement this task in all windows XP versions with minimum effort.

Let’s start:

1. First of all you need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights to use this feature.

Now Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next.


2. Here locate the location to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer

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Filed under: Tips Tricks, Windows XP,

How to make an undeletable folder

Sometimes happens that someone is deleting a folder, which is very important to you. If you would like to avoid anything similar happening in future, you can protect your important folders by making them undeletable. Here i’ll show you simple tutorial, which can help you.

1. Open cmd ( Type in Run option, the command ‘cmd’ or navigate to All Programs->Accessories-> Command Prompt)


2. In cmd change to the directory that you want ( you can use the commands ” cd…” to exit the curent folder and “E:” for example to change from your current drive to E drive.

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Filed under: Tips Tricks, Windows XP, ,

Trick To Create Keyboard Shortcut For Any Program

Shortcuts are a fast and a simple method to launch applications.Like for opening task manager we use Ctrl+Shift+Esc.Everyone has different set of programs that they use frequently.By using this trick you can create a custom shortcut for any program.We don’t need any third party software to create these shortcuts.You can use this trick in Windows Xp,Vista and Windows 7.

Now I will show you how you can create a Custom Shortcut for Adobe Photoshop and by using the same process you can create custom shortcut for any program.

  • Click on Start button and type the name of the program (In our case its photoshop)
  • Now right click on the program and click on Properties

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Filed under: Tips Tricks

Hide Files or Folders Using Command Prompt

Trick to hide files and folders using Command Prompt
The most important thing is that, once hidden with this method, the files/folders cannot be viewed by any search options even if you click “Show All Hidden Files and Folders”.

Hiding the most wanted files and folders is very important nowadays and it’s really a tedious job too. In order to make this tedious job an easy one, i’m going to deliver you a the trick now.

For Example: You have a folder named “myphotos” and this folder is stored in (Disk Drive G). You think that it should not be seen by strangers who use your PC.

For that you need to follow the following instructions

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Filed under: Windows XP,

Install WordPress on Your Computer Using WampServer

How to Set up a Wamp Server

Step 1

Download the WampServer.

Step 2

Run the installer, using the default options provided.

Step 3

Double click the Wamp icon on your desktop .

On your taskbar, near the time in the bottom right corner of your desktop, left click on the semicircle button and Click “Put online”.

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Filed under: Wordpress, ,

Hide Your Files In A JPEG Image

Well, did you know you could hide your files in a JPEG file?

For this, you will only need to download WinRAR. You just need to have a little knowledge about Command Prompt and have WinRAR installed.

Ok, lets begin…

1. Gather all the files that you wish to hide in a folder anywhere in your PC (make it in C:\infotune – RECOMMENDED).
2. Now, add those files in a RAR archive (e.g. tune-tech.rar). This file should also be in the same directory (C:\infotune).
3. Now, look for a simple JPEG picture file (e.g. abc.jpg). Copy/Paste that file also in C:\infotune.
4. Now, open Command Prompt (Go to Run and type ‘cmd‘). Make your working directory C:\infotune.

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Filed under: Tips Tricks

Folder Options Missing??

Many of us sometimes find the folder options missing in windows explorer due to some virus or trojan effect.

Here’s the solution–>

Open Run and then type “gpedit.msc”.
Now goto : User Configuration > Administrative templates > Windows Component > Windows Explorer.

Click on Windows Explorer you will find the 3rd option on the right side of screen

“Removes the Folder Option menu item from the Tools menu”
Just check it, if it is not configured then change it to enable by double clicking on it and after applying again set it to not configured.

I hopes that you will find the option after restarting windows..

Filed under: Tips Tricks

Top 10 computer mouse tips

Most computer users don’t take full advantage of the computer Mouse. Below are computer mouse tips and secrets that help you get the full potential of your computer mouse and increase your overall productivity while on the computer.

Shift key and mouse click

Many text editors and programs allow you to highlight all or portions of text using the Shift key and the mouse. For example, place the cursor at the beginning of a paragraph, hold down the Shift key and click at the end of the paragraph to highlight the full paragraph.

Take full advantage of the scroll wheel

Today, everyone is fully aware of a mouse wheels ability to scroll up and down on a page. However, this wheel can also do so much more, as shown below.

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Filed under: Mouse

Microsoft Outlook Shortcuts

Navigating Outlook Shortcuts

Search Shortcuts

Creating And Working With Items Shortcuts

E-mail Shortcuts

Calendar Shortcuts

Contacts Shortcuts

Tasks Shortcuts

Formatting Shortcuts

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Filed under: MS Office, Shortcut keys, , , , ,

Microsoft PowerPoint Shortcuts

General PowerPoint Shortcuts

Slide Show Shortcuts

Selection Shortcuts

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Filed under: MS Office, Shortcut keys, , , ,

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