Saturday, July 30, 2011

Windows tricks: Lock a Folder in Windows XP

If you are working in a shifting schedule in a company which operates in 24 hours, having individual computer might be a little impossible.Of course we understand that the majority of the employers are practically wise..And as a result you are not guaranteed that no one will make use of the same computer that you are using.So one best remedy to keep your files private is to hide it and keep it protected.I will show you and will essentially teach you how to do it right.

To Lock a folder in windows XP without any software. Follow the steps below.

    1. Make a Folder in C drive and rename it as "magic" (or your desired file name) without quotes.
    2. Now open Command Prompt from Start Menu. Click on RUN then type ”cmd” without quotes.
    3. Type "attrib +s +h C:\magic" without quotes and press enter... Just take extra caution to keep in mind  your file name!
  •     This command will make your folder invisible and it can not be seen even in hidden files and folders
    4. To make it visible again type "attrib -s -h C:\magic"
    5. You can also lock any other folder by changing the location C:\magic to address of your folder.

---=== get your files protected now ===---

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MSoft Game Tricks

 Solitaire: Instant Win
   1. Press Alt + Shift + 2 to instantly win
Solitaire: Draw only 1 card (instead of 3)
   1. Hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift then click on unopen cards to draw.

FreeCell: Instant Win
   1. Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 while playing, then click Abort.
   2. Now move one card.
FreeCell: Hidden Game Modes
   1. Go to "Game" menu choose "Select Game"
   2. Here you can choose from game mode 1 to 1,000,000. But -1 and -2 will also work (hidden modes)

Hearts: Show All Card
   1. Warning! this requires a modification on your registry. Be sure you follow the steps carefully. Damage your registry might damage your Windows. Open the "Registry Editor" by: "Start" >> "Run" then type "regedit" and press Enter
   2. Expand to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Hearts
   3. Right-click on the right panel and create a new String value with the name "ZB"
   4. Double-click to open this key "ZB" to edit its value. Then enter "42" and close the Registry Editor.
   5. Start Hearts and Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F12 to show all the cards 

Minesweeper: Stop The Timer
   1. When you start to play a new game, the timer is ticking...
   2. Press Windows Key + D to show desktop.
   3. Now come back to the game by selecting it from the taskbar. The timer is stopped. 

   1. Unlimited Balls: Type bmax at a new game then press Enter to get unlimited balls (no notification).
   2. Extra Balls: Type 1max at a new game then press Enter to get extra balls.
   3. Gravity Well: Type gmax at a new game then press Enter to activate Gravity Well.
   4. Promotion: Type rmax at a new game or while playing to get instant promotion and raising rank.
   5. Extra points with partial shots: Partially shot the ball just to pass the yellow light bars. There are 6 bars. With the first bar, you'll get 15,000 points, 2nd: 30,000,...
   6. Extra points with partial shots: Partially shot the ball just to pass the yellow light bars. There are 6 bars. With the first bar, you'll get 15,000 points, 2nd: 30,000,...
   7. Test Mode: Type hidden test with a new ball or new game then press Enter. Now you can use your mouse to drag and move the ball where you want. 

---===Try it out===---

Thursday, July 21, 2011

How To Surf Your Facebook Account Without Your Boss Knowing!

Facebook addict? Are you one of those people who will try anything just to stay connected in their Facebook account? Well, this topic may lend a hand on you.

I recently discovered this website ( which allows you to check your Facebook’s Newsfeed without rousing suspicion at work.

It disguises your Newsfeed as an Excel spreadsheet. This way you can check your Facebook anytime without anybody’s knowledge that you are actually accessing your account. In fact, you might even be commended for putting in extra hours in improving your Excel skills…lolz

All you need to do is to allow the site to access your Facebook account and the deception begins.
All the logos and pictures will be replaced with words and numbers on a spreadsheet.

 Plus, the site is accessible in many companies that blocks the access to the actual Facebook page. 

However, you may need to exercise a few caution. Surfing over comments and Likes may cause some thumbnail previews to pop out. And hovering over someone’s name causes a graphic preview to be displayed.And if you want to take the excitement a step further, you can even browse through photo albums. Just keep in mind to stay vigilant though, your co-worker might catch you viewing photos and could blow your cover very soon.

For your added protection, you may activate a “BossKey”. This ingenious feature acts as an emergency kill switch. When you pressed the space bar, a serious-looking spreadsheet filled with apparently important numbers are called up.

Nevertheless, with this newfound knowledge, you can now face the workday not only working hard, but slacking smart as well.

 ---=== Have a nice day ===---

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Google+ Project

Google has just launched it's Social Networking Service Google+.

Hope this doesn't turn out to be another Google wave...

What makes it fascinating is that in here you can create niche “circles” (groups) for specific purposes. Unlike Facebook, you don't have to accept all "friends" into one large network and share information that at times may be irrelevant to many of them. Once you have created a ”circles”, you can actually talk anything under the sun without your other friends or family knowing about it and you can easily exchange pictures or information without the need of a Private Message.

It also has "hangouts" feature that allows you to video chat with up to 10 people at once. Not like Facebook's new video chat feature, which requires you to initiate a call, Google Plus lets you tell specific people or entire circles that you are "hanging out" and invite them to join you for a face-to-face chat. Google plus “Hangouts” feature also foster group video chats so that you can enjoy a group conference.

And in just a matter of days Google Plus has become one of the top 10 referrers of traffic to TechCrunch, a top technology blog.

Very interesting project for Google...

---===Try it now===---

Monday, July 11, 2011

Windows Xp Tips And Tricks


To run any of these apps go to Start > Run and type the executable name, for example: charmap.exe

1. Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)

2. Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe

3. Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)

4. Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)

5. DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)

6. Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)

7. IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)

8. Mcft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).

9. Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).

10. ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)

11. Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).

12. System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )

13. Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell).

14. Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).

15. Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the Windows Registry).

16. Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).

17. File signature verification tool = sigverif.exe

18. Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (I've included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).

19. System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).

20. Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database - use with care, it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm not sure of the full implications).

21. Mcft Telnet Client = telnet.exe

22. Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).

23. Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).

24. System configuration = msconfig.exe (can use to control startup programs)

25. gpedit.msc used to manage group policies, and permissions