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How To Create and Secure Locked Folder in Windows

In my previous post, I have talked about a basic way tohide files or folders in Windows XPusing in-built option. Unfortunately, Windows XP does not have any user-friendly built-in tool to create secure folders in multiple users environment (i.e one user-account used by multiple users). Windows XP allows to encrypt data on the hard disk but that is not helpful in this situation. This protects the data if the computer is stolen.
In this discussion, you will be using a free program called “Free Hide Folder” to hide a folder in Windows XP/Vista/7.Free Hide Folderis a free computer security program from to hide private folders. This is a very simple program and your folder will be protected by a password that you can change or remove at any time.
Installation of Free Hide Folder: 1.Download the program 2.Run the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the installation screen and complete the installation. 3.After the Free Hide Folder is install…

Open .XPS Files

XPSis a new file saving format from Microsoft bundled in Office 2007 which is supposed to be PDF format alternative. XPS stands for XML Paper Specification and specifies a set of document layout functionality for paged, printable documents.
Now the question is “How do you open XPS files on your computer ?”
1. Windows Vista:If you are using Windows Vista platform then there is no need to download any plugin or software to open XPS files. Just double click on the saved XPS file to view the file content. This is because all the necessary component (i.e .NET framework and XPS file viewer) required to open XPS file is pre-installed in Windows Vista.
2. Windows XP:If you are using WIndows XP, then you need todownload free XPS reader from Here. Also make sure that you already have .NET framework installed in your computer otherwise you will be asked to download and install that.
3. Open XPS File in Internet Explorer:You can also open the XPS file with Internet Explorer 7 and above. From inside t…

Networking Basics with Linux

Linux networking is based on TCP/IP protocol stack. TCP/IP refers to a large group of protocols which makes the communicate possible among large number of computers all over the world.  As a matter of fact, every computer which is connected via TCP/IP protocol is called host and a host can be a server, a client, a router or a firewall etc. Internet is so popular now that we can not live without it. Lot of critical business activities are dependent on Internet now and that is possible because of TCP/IP.
Note: The word Internet has two different meaning - (1). The lowercase refers to the technology and (2). The uppercase refers to the world wide network interconnecting computers all over the world.
IP ADDRESS: IP stands for Internet protocol. It is a 32-bit number assigned to every computer on the network. This acts as a logical name for that computer. This is very essential to have a IP number assigned to each host of the network before it could communicate to other peer. It is written…

List of Most Useful HTML Tags

What is HTML?
HTML stands forHyperText Markup Language. Basically, it is an authoring language which is used to create documents on the World Wide Web. It describes how a set of text, images, sounds and links should be displayed in a browser. HTML is a Platform Independent Language. Platform Independent means you can write HTML code on any computer running MS Windows, Linux or UNIX. The only thing you should remember is that you should save your file as text file (ASCII).

Basic Structure of an HTML Page:


<title>You can write the title of your web page here</title>



<p> This is test paragraph.</p>


Explanation of each tag used above
1. <html> - This tag tells the browser that it is a html page and the html starts from there. This has ending tag </html>.

2. <head> - There are few extra information about your webpage like title, meta name etc goes inside <head> tag…

Hide Windows Drive

You have seen 3 articles in a row about securing, hiding and locking files and folders in Windows. Now, this article is about how to hide drive in Windows. This will completely remove an entire drive from your computer. This activity of hiding the whole drive instead of a file and folder in Windows involves manipulating Windows registry. Be cautious - if you are new to Windows registry, try to gain some knowledge before you actually try this. Implementation: 1.Preparation: - Take back up of your computer registry as this involves adding a key to registry.
2.After backing up the registry, open the registry to add key by clicking on toStart → Run, and typing inregedit. This will open the registry editor. 3.Now, navigate to the following registry hive as shown in the picture-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Policies\Explorer 4.Right-click on Explorer and chooseNewand thenDWORDValue.
5.Name the new valueNoDrivesand then double click on it to open the properties dial…

How To Personalise Your Computer

Personalizing your PC is one of the fun things you can do with your computer. It will also increase your work efficiency and computing enjoyment more.
Find out: How to dress up your desktop with pictures, sound, and fonts.Add color, patterns, pictures, and even sounds to enhance your screen's appearance.Customize your mouse to make it easier to control.Set up your computer to load favorite programs automatically so they're ready when you are.
Important:Switch the control panel to classic view. That you can find in left pane. Alternatively, you can use Category view. But Classic view is considered through out the examples below.
Dress up your desktop You can do many changes to the look and feel of your desktop. You can repaint your desktop background with your color of choice, or can fill it with image / favorite photo. Windows XP contains a selection of backgrounds. Either you can select from them or can capture photos / graphics from web. You can also use your photo saved on th…

How to Create, Store and Open a PST file in Outlook

In most cases, Inbox size is limited in corporate email account and we are forced to use MS Outlook. There is an archive feature in MS Outlook which can be used to archive our old emails to the computer’s hard drive. But if you want real control over your email, then you must learn how to create, store and open a .pst file in Outlook.

PST stands forPersonal Store Table. PST file is basically a complex database and it contains your email messages, calendar, contacts and some other items.

How to create a .pst file:
Go toMy Computer -> C: drive -> File -> New ->FolderRename that folder asemail pstOpen Ms Outlook and go toFile -> New -> Outlook Data FileSelectOffice Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)from the list and click OKIn theSave inbox, locate your folderemail pstthat you have just created in C: drive. In the File name box, type your logon name and click OK.Another windows pops up, again type your logon name in Name field and click OK. (Don’t change any other settin…

Linux Administrative Tasks Basics

Linux is a very powerful operating system and most of its power lies in it's capability in various utilities and programs available which runs through terminal or console. So, it is very essential to learn basics of Linux administration along with main commands and how to use them to administer you Linux system.
Lets get started with Startup Process. The Linux startup process starts with Kernel loading itself into the memory. This loads everything needed for basic operation of the system such as device drivers, memory handling files etc - but doesn't load anything for user-interfaces. There is a process calledinit which does the job of loading user related interfaces.
TheinitProcess at Start The kernel loads itself first into the memory and calls the init process in the end of it. After init process is called, it starts initializing the system by starting various process, programs and daemons such as - starting the getty process, network services etc. the getty process is resp…