Category: WINDOWS

file hiding in image….

     Hide Your File in Image

First add your files to .rar and i.e. say files.rar
    Say you have a image as img.jpg
    Now, save files.rar and img.jpg in c:\ drive.
    Click start >> Run
    Type cmd
     Now in command prompt type cd..
    Again type cd..
     Type copy /b img.jpg + files.rar new.jpg

  hide your secreat things!!!!



To increase system performance and keep
the GUI:

1. Right click my computer.
2. Clickproperties.
3. Click advanced.
4. Click settings (underperformance).
5. Click Adjust for best performance.
6.Scroll to the bottom and check the last one “use visual styles on
windows and buttons”. NOTE: This will switch XP to Classic View
enjoy!!!! AND DO COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Regedit & explore:
If you are using the XP style start menu

if working with the classic menu:

Inside, Make new DWORD-Value with the name “{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}”
& ‘Modify’ Value “1”

That will just hide the Recycle bin icon,
—>If a Dock is installed, by this procedure the ‘Recycle bin’
Docklet won’t be anyhow affected as by some other Tweaks.

To restore the desktop icon again, —>just ‘Modify’ the
same DWORD-Value to “0” [/i]






title Folder Locker

if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK



echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)

set/p “cho=>”

if %cho%==Y goto LOCK

if %cho%==y goto LOCK

if %cho%==n goto END

if %cho%==N goto END

echo Invalid choice.



ren Locker “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

echo Folder locked

goto End


echo Enter password to Unlock folder

set/p “pass=>”

if NOT %pass%==type your password here goto FAIL

attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Locker

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End


echo Invalid password

goto end


md Locker

echo Locker created successfully

goto End


■Now, save the above file in Note Pad as “Locker.bat” in your computer

■Now, whenever you will run this it will create a Folder named Locker in which you can store desired files in it and then by again running Locker.bat, you’ll be able to Lock the contents.

■To unlock open Locker.bat again and it will be done!
work perfectly in windows 7

Are you bored of those static images on your Desktop Background? Do you feel the need to use a Video in its Place? Ok then, I will tell you how you can do it! Just do as I say and you will have a cool video playing as your Desktop wallpaper.

Let me tell you(most of you will already know) that Windows Vista Ultimate has a feature known as DreamScene which allows you to set a Video as a BackGround. But this feature is not present in any other versions of Windows Vista. As most of the people have already shifted to Vista from their old OS, I will give a detailed tutorial on how you can get started with DreamScene.

Download the DreamScene pack for Vista:

It is a RAR file. Extract the RAR file in any folder and then follow the steps:

  1. Run “Install.bat” file with Administrator rights (i.e. Right Click on it and Click on: Run as administrator)
  2. Follow the steps in the command prompt
  3. Reboot, or Run “Reload.bat” file with normal (non-Admin) rights (i.e. just Double Click on it)

After you follow these steps Right Click on your Desktop. When the list opens up, you will find an option called “Play DreamScene”.

This shows that you have installed this Vista Add-On properly.

Just remember that you can only play .WMV or .MPG files as your video Backgrounds. Now Right Click on the Video file you want to play as your Background. Select “Set as Desktop Background”. Once you do it, you cam see the same Video playing in your Desktop as the Wallpaper.

If you want to Pause this video in the Background, just Right click on the Desktopand select “Pause DreamScene”. You are done now!

Many people who still use XP miss this feature! You can use the XPScene software( for Windows XP to use this feature.

General keyboard shortcuts

* CTRL+C (Copy)
* CTRL+X (Cut)
* CTRL+V (Paste)
* CTRL+Z (Undo)
* DELETE (Delete)
* SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
* CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
* CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
* F2 key (Rename the selecte…d item)
* CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
* CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
* CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
* CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
* CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
* SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
* CTRL+A (Select all)
* F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
* ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
* ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
* ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
* ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
* CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
* ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
* ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
* F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
* F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
* SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
* ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
* CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
* ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
* Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
* F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
* RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
* LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
* F5 key (Update the active window)
* BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
* ESC (Cancel the current task)
* SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
* CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.

* CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
* CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
* TAB (Move forward through the options)
* SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
* ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
* ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
* SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
* Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
* F1 key (Display Help)
* F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
* BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Opendialog box)

Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts

* Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
* Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
* Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
* Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
* Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
* Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
* Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
* CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
* Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
* Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
* Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
* Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

Accessibility keyboard shortcuts

* Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
* Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
* Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
* SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
* NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
* Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

* END (Display the bottom of the active window)
* HOME (Display the top of the active window)
* NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
* NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
* NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
* LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
* RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)

Shortcut keys for Character Map

After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:

* RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
* LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
* UP ARROW (Move up one row)
* DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
* PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
* PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
* HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
* END (Move to the end of the line)
* CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
* CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
* SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts

* CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
* CTRL+N (Open a new console)
* CTRL+S (Save the open console)
* CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
* CTRL+W (Open a new window)
* F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
* ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
* ALT+F4 (Close the console)
* ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
* ALT+V (Display the View menu)
* ALT+F (Display the File menu)
* ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

MMC console window keyboard shortcuts

* CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
* ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
* SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
* F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
* F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
* CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
* CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
* ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
* F2 key (Rename the selected item)
* CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console

Remote desktop connection navigation

* CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
* ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
* ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
* ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
* ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
* CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
* ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
* CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
* CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation

* CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
* CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
* CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
* CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
* CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
* CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
* CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
* CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
* CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
* CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
* CTRL+W (Close the current window)

a very very command u never seen this
Windows RUN Commands…

Wanted to Browse fast in windows. Remember these commands.

This will really save a lot of time of your. There are many
commands which you might have never seen or never knew.
There are certain properties of windows which you hardly know
exist in windows. Here is a list of 112 run commands.

Windows Run Commands

Accessibility Controls—- — access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard—— – hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs—- — appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools——- control admintools
Automatic Updates—– — wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard—— – fsquirt
Calculator– —– calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map charmap
Check Disk Utility—– — chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer—— – clipbrd
Command Prompt—— – cmd
Component Services—- — dcomcnfg
Computer Management– —– compmgmt.msc
timedate.cpl- —— ddeshare
Device Manager—– — devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*- —— directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter- —— dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility—– — cleanmgr
Disk Defragment– —– dfrg.msc
Disk Management– —– diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager—– — diskpart
Display Properties– —– control desktop
Display Properties– —– desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) ——- control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility—– — drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility—– — verifier
Event Viewer—— – eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool——- sigverif
Findfast—- — findfast.cpl
Folders Properties– —– control folders
Fonts——- control fonts
Fonts Folder—— – fonts
Free Cell Card Game——- freecell
Game Controllers- —— joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)——- gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game——- mshearts
Iexpress Wizard—— – iexpress
Indexing Service—– — ciadv.msc
Internet Properties– —– inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) ——- ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)— —- ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)— —- ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) ——- ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) ——- ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)——- ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)——- ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)——- ipconfig /setclassid
Java Control Panel (If Installed) jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed)– —– javaws
Keyboard Properties– —– control keyboard
Local Security Settings—- — secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups—— – lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows—– — logoff
Microsoft Chat——- winchat
Minesweeper Game——- winmine
Mouse Properties– —– control mouse
Mouse Properties– —– main.cpl
Network Connections- —— control netconnections
Network Connections- —— ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard—— – netsetup.cpl
Notepad—– — notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)– —– nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager—- — packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator- —— odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard—- — osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)– —– ac3filter.cpl
Password Properties– —– password.cpl
Performance Monitor—– – perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor—– — perfmon
Phone and Modem Options—– — telephon.cpl
Power Configuration- —— powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes——- control printers
Printers Folder—— – printers
Private Character Editor—— – eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed)– —– QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settings—- — intl.cpl
Registry Editor—— – regedit
Registry Editor—— – regedit32
Remote Desktop—– — mstsc
Removable Storage—– — ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests—- — ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)——- rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras—– — sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks——- control schedtasks
Security Center—— – wscui.cpl
Services—- — services.msc
Shared Folders—– — fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows—– — shutdown
Sounds and Audio——- mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game——- spider
SQL Client Configuration- —— cliconfg
System Configuration Editor—— – sysedit
System Configuration Utility—– — msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) ——- sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)——- sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)——- sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)—- — sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)—— – sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)——- sfc /cachesize=x
System Properties– —– sysdm.cpl
Task Manager—– — taskmgr
Telnet Client—— – telnet
User Account Management– —– nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager—– — utilman
Windows Firewall—- — firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier— —- magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure- —— wmimgmt.msc

Accessibility Controls ——— access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard ——— accwiz
Add Hardware Wizard ——— hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs ——— appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools ——— control admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) ——— acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed) ——— acrodist
Adobe Distiller (if installed) ——— acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed) ——— imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed) ——— photoshop
Automatic Updates ——— wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard ——— fsquirt
Calculator ——— calc
Certificate Manager ——— certmgr.msc
Character Map ——— Charmap
Check Disk Utility ——— chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer ——— clipbrd
Command Prompt ——— cmd
Component Services ——— dcomcnfg
Computer Management ——— compmgmt.msc
Control Panel ——— control
Date and Time Properties ——— timedate.cpl
DDE Shares ——— ddeshare
Device Manager ——— devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* ——— directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter ——— dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility ——— cleanmgr
Disk Defragment ——- dfrg.msc
Disk Management ——– diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager ——— diskpart
Display Properties ———– control desktop
Display Properties ———-Desk. cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) ——— control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility ———— drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility ———— verifier
Minesweeper Game ——– winmine
Mouse Properties ——— control mouse
Mouse Properties ———- main.cpl
Nero (if installed) ——— nero
Netmeeting ———— – conf
Network Connections ———- control netconnections
Network Connections ——— ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard ———- netsetup.cpl
Notepad ——— notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) ——- nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager ———- packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator —— odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard ——— osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) ——— ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express ———— – msimn
Paint ———— pbrush
Password Properties ——– password.cpl
Performance Monitor ——- perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor ——— perfmon
Phone and Modem Options ——- telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer ——— dialer
Pinball Game ———— — pinball
Power Configuration ——— powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes ——- control printers
Printers Folder ——— printers
Private Character Editor ——— eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) ——— QuickTime.cpl
Quicktime Player (if installed) ———— – quicktimeplayer
Real Player (if installed) ———— – realplay
Regional Settings ———– intl.cpl
Registry Editor ——— regedit
Registry Editor ——– regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook ——– rasphone
Remote Desktop ——— mstsc
Removable Storage ——— ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests ——— ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) ———- rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras ———— sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks ———– control schedtasks
Security Center ———– wscui.cpl
Services ———— — services.msc
Shared Folders ———– fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows ——- shutdown
Sounds and Audio ———— mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game ——– spider
SQL Client Configuration ——— cliconfg
System Configuration Editor ——— sysedit
System Configuration Utility ——— msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) ———- sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) ———- sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) ———— — sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) ———– sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) ———— sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) ———— sfc /cachesize=x
System Information ———– msinfo32
System Properties ——— sysdm.cpl
Task Manager ———— taskmgr
TCP Tester ———— tcptest
Telnet Client ——— telnet
Tweak UI (if installed) ———— tweakui
User Account Management ———— nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager ——— utilman
Windows Address Book ——— wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility ———– wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed) ———— ntbackup
Windows Explorer ———— – explorer
Windows Firewall ———- firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier ———— – magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure ———– wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player ———– wmplayer
Windows Messenger ———— msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected) ——— wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool ——- syskey
Windows Update Launches ———— — wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows) ——— winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard ———— – tourstart
Event Viewer ———– eventvwr.msc
Files and Settings Transfer Tool ———- migwiz
File Signature Verification Tool ——– sigverif
Findfast ———- findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed) ——– firefox
Folders Properties ———- control folders
Fonts ———- control fonts
Fonts Folder ———— fonts
Free Cell Card Game ——- freecell
Game Controllers ——— joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) ——— gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game ———– mshearts
Help and Support ——- helpctr
HyperTerminal ———– hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard ———- iexpress
Indexing Service ———- ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard ——– icwconn1
Internet Explorer ———- iexplore
Internet Properties ——— inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard ——- inetwiz
Java Control Panel (If Installed) ——— jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) ——— javaws
Keyboard Properties ———– control keyboard
Local Security Settings ——— secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups ———— – lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows ———- logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool ———– mrt
Microsoft Access (if installed) ———— – access.cpl
Microsoft Chat ———— – winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) ———– excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed) ———– frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker ———– moviemk
Microsoft Paint ———— mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed) ——— powerpnt
Microsoft Word (if installed) ———- winword
Microsoft Syncronization Tool ———- mobsync