Jan 092010
 

In Windows server 2008/2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP, by default NTFS filesystem maintains file names in old 8dot3 format for every file in long filename format to allow legacy applications to be able to access to these files. If you do not use any legacy applications or using a Fileserver which is extensively used then finetuning or even disabling 8dot3 naming can significantly improve performance.

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Jul 142009
 

Just came across and have to say it is such a simple yet a very power user tool for Windows. Disk Digger, as the name implies is a free File Recovery tool for Windows. It can recover deleted files from Hard Drive, Removable media like USB drives and USB sticks, memory cards etc. Disk Digger can recover files from re-formatted hard disks or even on disks with format errors as the advanced mode can scan for files bypassing the Windows Filesystem drivers.

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Jan 182008
 

Windows Recovery Console comes very handy when troubleshooting a serious system problem especially when the system does not boot into windows automatically. Windows Recovery Console gives limited access to the File System (NTFS,FAT,FAT32) and a limited set of commands that can help fix major system problems.

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