The Robocopy (Robust File Copy For Windows)
is an old feature in Windows, for those not familiar with it, it is a powerful file copy method from the command line interface. Like previous versions, Windows 7 also includes this feature but with some major enhancements.
Dropbox/Public is a free tool that allows Dropbox users to upload any file or folder and make it public in just two click. Suppose you want to share a file or folder with your friend over Instant Messenger(IM) or want to share a file with other users on the forum quickly. Read More
Is your Mozilla Thunderbird slow? This is probably because you have GBs of email data. If you use Thunderbird frequently then there is a high chance that your Mail Summary File(.msf) has become corrupted or contains garbage. This can slow down the performance considerably.
is a free plugin that adds Lyrics in both Windows Media Player and Winamp Player. The plugin works perfectly with Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7. After you have installed the plugin, simply play a song in Windows Media Player and it will show you the lyrics in the Now Playing mode.
Windows Access Panel is a free utility for those users who want all important Windows 7 features in one simple window. It does nothing new, but instead makes accessing various features a piece-of-cake. Read More
If you are getting Access Denied error in Windows 7 then you are not alone. This error is quite common and occurs due to permission issues. There are some files and folders that are meant only for Administrators to access, if you are not an administrator then you cannot access it and will instead get Access Denied error.
I have been reading various complains in almost every forum regarding Windows 7’s Document and Settings. Most complains are that they cannot access this folder. These users are those who migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7, thus skipping Windows Vista.
If you accidentally deleted the photos from either your digital camera or from your local hard disk, then there are three tools you should try to recover them back. They are Recuva
, and Ars Plus Digital Photo Recovery
. The latter has been developed exclusively for recovering photos from the digital camera since it supports RAW formats.
Today I came across a remarkable add-on for Firefox that I have always been searching for. Before I begin, let me explain what is encryption and why it is needed?
C2i-GMailNotifier might not be the easiest name to remember but this tool could be useful to many users who are using Windows 7. It is a simple GMail Notifier with a twist. Unlike other email notifiers that work from the system tray, it works straight from the taskbar(also known as superbar). Read More
A few days back we covered Toolbar Uninstaller, a simple utility that allows users to remove 176 different junk toolbars. Today, I came across another similar tool called Smart Toolbar Remover. Read More
If you are looking to migrate to Windows 7 from previous version of Windows, including Windows Vista or XP, then using Double Driver
can help the migration of all your drivers quickly. It can easily make the backup of all the drivers and pack them in a compressed zip file.
Suppose a situation where you are browsing the internet using multiple browsers with multiple tabs open while in office and chatting with friends on various IM messengers, now suddenly you feel that your boss or co-worker is coming, what will you do? Will you spend the next 30 seconds closing all windows and chat clients?
is a small portable utility that is developed to get only one job done - clean past notification items from the system tray. Before we begin, let me elaborate.
When you install an app, for e.g, lets call it “FOX” it will show an icon in the system tray. Now when you uninstall the app “FOX” then the icon will disappear, obviously it will not show in the system tray anymore.
PDF/PPT/TIF viewer with Google docs is a free Greasemoney script that can help you open PDF links with Google Docs. Keeping aside it’s long annoying name, it seems quite handy. We all know that the official Adobe Reader is resource hog and have listed various alternatives for you, but what we have missed is the online integration with the browser. Read More
If you are looking to download all your Google Calendar events to a MS Excel file, then give Gcal2Excel
a shot. It is a desktop app developed on Java and also has a web interface which allows user to download events between any two dates and save them in a simple spreadsheet.
We have previously reviewed a couple of tweaking utilities like TweakNow WinSecret
. Today I came across yet another great tweaking utility called XdN Tweaker which performs efficiently and works on most versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and the latest Windows 7.
is a simple text based configuration file and is the primary instruction file associated with the Autorun function. It tells the operating system which executable to start, which icon to use, and which additional menu commands to make available. But in some rare cases autorun.inf files are also created by malware.
The User Account Control (UAC)
concept was first introduced by Microsoft in Windows Vista. UAC in Windows Vista prompted the software applications or processes which intended to access the system resources for the administrative right. Although the sole purpose of this was to enhance the security of Windows, but this features turned out to be annoying for a majority of users.
There are times when lots of empty folders are left unattended in Windows. Many apps when uninstalled don’t remove the folders, thus lots of empty folders and sub-folders are left untouched. This happens with me a lot since I have to test various software.