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TeamViewer – Remote Access and Support over the Internet

February 12, 2010 4 comments

TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner’s PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.TeamViewer is  easy to use and user-friendly desktop sharing and remote PC Access software , and best of all its Free

How to Use TeamViewer

To use TeamViewer, you have to either Create  session or Wait for session created by your Partner.

If you want to connect to your partners system , your partner should also be running TeamViewer.

Ask your partner for the ID and enter that ID in Create session and then click Connect to partner button .

Now you will be able to Remote Control your partner’s PC.

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Missing Folder Option

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

There are plenty of viruses which enable the NoFolderOptions Policy in the registry, and in addition, hides file extensions for known file types. This Will make the Folder Option Disappear from the Tools Menu.

To get the option back, Follow these steps

1. Click Start, choose Run and type regedit.

2 . Navigate to: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Look for a value called NoFolderOptions on the right panel

3. Right click on the NoFolderOptions value and choose delete

4. Navigate to: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

5. Right click on NoFolderOptions on the right pane and choose Delete .

Your Folder Option in Now Back.

Another way to enable this is using Group Policy Editor

1. Click Start, choose Run and type gpedit.msc

2.  Navigate to User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Windows Explorer

3. Double-click Remove the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu.

4.  Set it to Not configured.

Custom Icon for Your Pendrives

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

The default look of Removable drives like USB pen drives, Memory cards for phones and cameras can be changed using these 3 simple steps.

1. Get a good icon file.

Icon file will have  ‘ .ico ‘  extension. If you want to change a  picture to  an .ico file , Visit HERE

2.  Open Notepad and copy paste the following Code

[autorun]
Label=Removable Disk
Icon=Melon.ico

You can change the Label to any other text which will be displayed in My computer when the drive is connected. Icon represents the file name of your icon. Save this file as autorun.inf.

3.  Now Copy both files (autorun.inf and Icon file) to your Removable drive.

Now unplug the drive and connect it back again and You will see the customized  Pendrive Icon.

Show Hidden Files and Folders Missing

February 11, 2010 3 comments

If  your  System  is infected with this worm then it will not allow you to view the Hidden files. To enable this option follow the steps.

You can resolve the issue by doing the following tweak to the registry…

Back up your registry before doing any changes.

1) Go to Run -> type regedit

2) Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\Explorer\
Advanced\Folder\Hidden

2) now you can see 2 keys NOHIDDEN and SHOWALL here (see picture below).

3) Now Click on NOHIDDEN and then doble click Checked Value  and set value data as 0.

4) Now Click on SHOWALL and then doble click Checked Value and set value data as 1.

Now  try to select show hidden files and folders. This should show your hidden files and folders.

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No Harddisk found error

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

To bypass this error follow the  steps below

1.  Disconnect the ribbon cable to harddisk.
2.  Insert WinXP  CD and power on computer.
3.  Boot to CD.
4.  With the ribbon cable to harddisk disconnected, it will go pass the inspecting hardware phase.
5.  Connect the ribbon cable without powering off pc.
6.  Run Recovery console.
7.  Type: chkdsk /r
8.  After this is complete, type: fixboot
9.  Type: fixmbr
10. Restart your computer, it should now boot up fine.

Remove Autorun worm

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

This is one common problem in most of the Systems. Double click any drive will not open  it if  your system is effected with this worm , and then you have to right click it and select explore to open that drive.

There are many softwares out there which can remove this worm. This Tip will help you to completely remove this worm from your system  with one click.

We will make a Batch file with all the drives included and run it to remove the worm.

Open Notepad and then Copy paste  the following code in it.

cd\
c:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
d:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
e:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
f:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
g:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
h:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
i:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
j:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
k:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
l:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
m:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
n:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
o:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
p:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
q:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
r:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
s:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
t:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
u:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
v:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
w:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
x:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
y:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf
z:
attrib -r -s -h autorun.inf
del autorun.inf

Once you have pasted the above code ,  save the notepad file as :  “file.bat”  and then double click  to run it .

Restart your system and the problem will be fixed.

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Convert Fat To Ntfs Without Data Loss

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.

To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
Open Command Prompt.
In the command prompt window, type
convert  drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format.

Notes : To open command prompt, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.