Apr 162009
 

Microsoft My Phone Beta is a mobile service that stores your phone’s data to a password protected web site. It enables you to automatically backup and restore your phones information including Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Text Messages, Photos, Videos, Music and even the contents of your storage card.

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Sep 292008
 

Did you know you can move your Documents, Desktop, Favorites, Music, Videos, Downloads,Pictures, Contacts folders etc from the default location of c:\users\<username> to a different location in “Windows Vista”?

Yes, you can certainly move all these folders to a new location which could be a different folder on the same system or to a completely different partition or a different drive (recognised under windows). One of the biggest advantages is that when you need to reinstall or repair your windows or even want to format the Windows partition, it takes the hassle out of copying those hundreds and thousands of files in your profile onto a different location or even to an external disk. Also, can allow you to allow live on its own partition and keep your personal critical files else where safe and secure by protecting with encryption techniques. This will allow the root disk or your Windows System disk operate on its own without the performance affected because of a full disk encryption.

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Jan 282008
 

If you are a heavy Command Prompt (DOS) user, this might well be a very useful tip. In the DOS prompt, the most commonly used command would be cd (change directory) to switch between directories that you work. If you working between more than one directory (say C:\Documents and Settings\username\desktop) and (say C:\Windows\system32) then everytime you change between direcories using the cd command, you need to type in the path as well (atleast I feel its not friendly).

Well here is a solution, Windows has the PUSHD & POPD DOS commands that help you navigating between these directories. PUSHD/POPD are great tools when navigating between directories and shares temporarily. PUSHD & POPD commands are the unix equivalents which can remember the directories that you navigate in the memory as Last IN First Out (LIFO). So, when you navigate between multiple directories and then need to comeback one step or two, you can simply comeback using one single command.

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