Mar 142008
 


We humans keep copying files onto various locations on the hard disk. While Copying is just a right-click copy & paste operation. It can be made even simpler to just a click. We may add a “Copy To” option to the right-click context menu. We can simply add a registry key for the context menu to display the “Copy To” option.

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Mar 142008
 


Sometimes, Windows 2000 and Windows XP will not display files in the Long File format i.e., A folder named Program Files may be listed as Program~.

This could happen if the registry value that determines whether NTFS generates a short file name in the 8.3 naming convention for each long file name is reset to “0″. It is possible that this value could have been changed – either manually or by a program. This setting is the default setting when you install the operating system. The registry value should be set to “1″ to stop NTFS creating the short file name.

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Mar 142008
 


MS Paint by default will only open or save files in BMP format and cannot open JPG or GIF files or provide JPG or GIF in save as options. If you have Office 2000 or later then you can make Paint to open other formats like JPEG,GIF.

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Mar 102008
 

Now.exe is a small utility in Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and later on. As the filename implies, all it does is to show the Current Time,Day,Date,Month and Year. This is different from the “date.exe” where it is actually to set the date of your PC or Server.

The main difference is that if you are a developer or an admin writing a batch file then it is ideally a good idea to use now.exe to print the current time on the log or results files.

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Feb 272008
 

Are you the one like me who suddenly sees the Hard Disk space slowly running out more importantly going unaccounted? Do you have one or more applications that are recently crashing quite regularly then that could be the culprit. This could happen on a Windows 2003 Server or a Windows XP PC.

This happens when Windows Error Reporting is enabled on your Windows 2003 or Windows XP system. Windows Error Reporting dumps the memory into two dump files everytime an application crashes. One is a HDMP file which is an uncompressed version of the memory dump while the other is a MDMP file which is a compressed version of the memory dump file which will be sent to microsoft if you choose to.

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