Thursday 31 July 2014

How to Remove files waiting to be Burned to Disk Error

When you are burning files on CD/DVD and if some files not burned properly on the disk you may cause the error like this. This error shows near your system tray and you can’t able to remove that kind of error.

This kind of error have to be fix by most of the Windows users but unable to fix it after removing CD/DVD and completed burning files to it.

What is the cause of this error ?

This error cause due to temporary storage of files into your systems temporary storage folder. If you didn’t burn some of the files that stored into that folder then this error continue to show near your system tray.

burn files

How to fix the error ?

Fixing this error is not that much hard thing to do. You are now able to fix this error by using simple Run commands or by just opening the folder.

*. Open Run directly by pressing Win + R. Now type shell:cd burning and press Enter.

shell burning

*. You will prompt a Window in which temporarily files were stored during burning process. You just need to delete that files and you are done.

*. Open the folder located at C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Temporary Burn Folder and delete all the files stored in that folder.

Note: This folder is hidden by default and may not open directly, so first check that you have checked show hidden files and folder option from folder and search options.

You are now able to fix this issue easily and not teased with this issue again.

Monday 28 July 2014

GIF Screen Recording using Recordit

There are lots of tools available for Windows that are very useful in your day to day life. One of them is Recordit. It is a very easy to use software for Windows by which you can capture your screen in GIF file i.e. you can record your screen activities in the form of GIF files and save them or upload them on the web.

As GIF files don’t need more space they are easy to share on the Internet and you can able to make videos of your screen activities with this simple tool Recordit.

How to record your screen in GIF

You need Recordit software for making your GIF videos of your computer screen. It is free software for Windows. You may direct upload GIF files to the Recordit servers from where you can further use the file on the web or download it for your own use. It is available in a free as well as a paid version. We are discussing about the free version now.

With free version of Recordit you can record the computer screen for upto 5 minutes which more than enough for any GIF file. You can download Recordit from here.

*. After downloading and installing you will see a small camera icon in your system tray. You just need to click on that and then select the area for recording and click on Record button.

camera icon

*. Once you are done with the recording you can click on Stop button to stop the recording or you can also click on flashing icon for Stop from your system tray.

stop icon

*. Now Recordit will automatically upload the video on the server after which you will be notified by a small system tray icon. You can click on it to view the video.

uploading video

*. To download the created video you must click on the GIF button on the bottom right corner of the video player and then right click on the GIF file opened and then click on Save image as.

*. You can view previously created videos by clicking the Recent Screencast menu from the system tray icon.

screencast icon

Recordit is very easy to use software by which you can create your free GIF screen videos which are very small in size. So enjoy creating GIF videos of your computer.

Friday 25 July 2014

View your computer’s power Efficiency Report

The common issue of your system slow down might be occur many of the time and you don’t have any clue how this occurring and what is the cause of the problem. You have a Windows trick that may minimize your problem a little bit and you could able to see how your system OS performing now and what is the problem in your system.

You have a powerful tool in your Windows OS i.e. very well known Command Prompt that will help you finding the problems in your system. Following little info might help you sorting out some issues of your system.

How to find your PC’s Power Efficiency Report

You don’t need any special tool for this, you can do this with your Command Prompt i.e. cmd. You just have to open cmd in administrator mode.

*. Open cmd in Administrator mode and type powercfg –energy

power efficiency

*. Now your system’s power efficiency report will available to you after 60 seconds and also you may check the information which will automatically stored in a html file at C:/Windows/system32/energy-report.html

energy report

That’s very much easy isn’t it! Enjoy with this small trick…….!

Wednesday 23 July 2014

How to check Original Installation date of Windows

Windows installation date

Are you looking for the original installation date of your Windows? You can find it easily but did you know how? Then follow this post to know more.

Every Windows OS when installed on any system then its information stored automatically in a system file during installation. This system file saved during installation into Windows directory. You can get it easily just follow simple steps as mentioned below.

How to check installation date of Windows

You can check Windows installation date and other information about your Windows operating system from using a command from command prompt. Below steps will help you more.

*. Press Win + R and type cmd to open Command Prompt.

*. Type systeminfo.exe and press Enter.

*. Wait for few seconds and you will get all the information about your Windows including Windows installation date and time.

You just found another useful information about your Windows isn’t it! More such hidden features are included in your Windows stay tuned for further updates.

Friday 18 July 2014

How to make portable apps with Cameyo

Making portable applications is the necessity for any computer user who works on different systems for the same work. Every time when he/she wants to change the stored information in that application he/she needs to copy all the files from one system to another. But, if you don’t want to do like this every time then you may create portable apps by which you are able to run the applications from any USB stick without installing the actual application.
Cameyo official

All the information stored in that application will be also available and changes made in the portable application also changed the information in the main application. So, you won’t need to manually change the information every time. For doing this you need a software program named Cameyo.

How to make portable apps in Windows?

Following steps will help you in creating portable apps.

*. Download Cameyo from their official website here.

*. After installation you will proceed towards the Windows as shown in the screenshot below.

start cameyo

*. Now you need to select Capture an installation and then press OK.

*. Cameyo now start capturing initial screenshot of your system. See below fig.

Initial screenshot

*. It will take some time to complete initial snapshot so keep patience. Then you need to install application which you want to make portable after seeing following window and then click on Install done after installation.

install done

*. Now it will take post installation screenshot and after finishing you will be presented with following window.

Package created

*. Now your job is done you can find out the stored portable app in 
the following directory C:\Users\<your username>\Documents\Cameyo apps

Enjoy creating portable apps with Cameyo and keep visiting for updates.

Monday 14 July 2014

Make your Windows Transparent

You may not thought about this before reading this post. If its right then this will surely help you to know about yet another trick for your Windows.

transparent Windows

Making Windows transparent simply means you can see through your active Window. Suppose you are working on MS Word then you may also see your Desktop without closing it. It may help you whenever you want to work on different Windows at a time. Just Imagine you are very excited to watch a new movie from your computer and you have an important project which you have to complete at the same time, then this post for you to solve the issue.

How to make Transparent Windows ?

You need a small tool named PeekThrough to do this. Follow the steps given below to make it easy for you to make your Windows transparent.

*. First of all download PeekThrough from here.

*. Click on the file install.exe and install it on your system.

*. After installation you will see an icon in your system tray as seen in the image below.

peekthrough icon

*. Now you just need to click on that icon and then click on Activate to activate PeekThrough, after which you may able to make your Windows Transparent with the shortcut Win + A. You can also change the shortcut key. 

peekthrough select

*. To set transparency level just click on the Transparency tab.

*. You have options under Option tab for start PeekThrough on startup and also you can check an option Allow click through of transparent window if you want to click on other Windows other than your working Window after making it transparent.

*. Now whenever you need to make any of the Windows transparent just press Win + A and the same key can be used to make Windows normal.

It’s easy…Smile simple tricks can make your life easy. Keep following for further more tricks.

Saturday 12 July 2014

How to change folder background in Windows 7

Many of the times if you want to add images as a background in windows explorer then you do this with the help of the small tool named Windows 7 background changer. You can change the background as you want with different images.

How to change folder background

Following simple steps will help you in changing the background.

*. Download Windows 7 background changer from here.

*. For changing the background run the file W7FBC.exe

*. Now click on Browse to select the folder for which you want to change the background.
*. After selecting folder you need to add image for that just click on Change Background Image and select the image.

folder location

*. You can also change the text color of the folder name from Text Color.

 For removing the background follow the same procedure, just select the folder location and click on the Remove Background Image.

folder background image

That’s it, it’s very easy isn’t it! Just change background of folders and enjoy with the posts.

Thursday 10 July 2014

Convert folders into Virtual Drives


You may have different drives on your computer. But do you know you can access any folders as a drive ? Yes it is possible. You can create virtual drives and able to access them from My Computer without any partition process.

How to access folder as a drive

For creating your own drives of folders. You need to follow some simple steps as follows

*. Open Command Prompt from start menu or directly by pressing Win+R and typing cmd.

*. Type subst F: D:\Files\folder and hit Enter.

folder convert command

*. You can replace F: with your desired drive letter.

*. You can replace D:\Files\folder with the path of the folder for which you want to create drive.

Now you can see on My Computer that another drive with drive letter H: is created. But it is temporary because when you restart your system then this drive will be disappeared.

If you want to create a permanent drive without partition for particular folder then you can do this by following process.

*. Open Notepad and type the code

         @echo off
                subst F: D:\Files\folder

*. Save this file with .bat extension and paste it to the Startup folder of your system which is located at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

It is actually hidden by default you may change your system settings to Show the hidden files and folders from folder and search option in the view tab.

Now, just Restart your computer and you are done. Enjoy with this tutorial.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Hide files behind images



Most of the time you need to save your files from others. To do this you may use this simple trick to hide files behind any image. You can use any type of image to do this. Only you need is a compression tool named WinRAR which is most commonly used tool for compressing files  and folders.

How to hide files using WinRAR

To hide files behind images you just need to follow simple steps as given below. Note that you must compress your files using WinRAR for using this trick.

*. Press Win+R and type cmd to open command prompt or open it from from menu.

*. Type cd\ in command prompt to change the directory.

*. Now type cd users\xyz\desktop to access the location of your image. Your image may be anywhere in your computer. So you need to change the path according to the image location.

*. After this type copy /b img.jpg+files.rar pic.jpg

                                                hide img cmd

*. Now another image named pic.jpg will be created in the same directory where your image and files are located.

*. To access the files from the image just Right click on the image and open the file using WinRAR and extract it.

                                  winrar open

That’s it! Thumbs up Your job is done. Now you can see the files that you have hidden behind image.

Thanks for reading. Keep visiting for more such simple and useful tricks.

Sunday 6 July 2014

How to Shut Down Windows Automatically

shut down logo

Have you ever needs to Shut Down your computer automatically after some specified time. Are you slept by keeping your computer ON and forgot to Shut it down. Then this post will certainly help you. You can now sleep or go to another place without worrying about your PC and it will shut down automatically after some specified time.

How to shut down Windows 7,8 or 8.1

In the case of Windows operating system there is no predefined key to Shut Down your computer after specified amount of time. For this this simple tutorial will certainly help you. Follow the steps given below....

*. Firstly Right click on Desktop go to New and select Shortcut.

creating shortcut

*. In the text box saying Type the location of the item type  shutdown.exe -s -t 1800 and click Next.(Here 1800 denotes the time in seconds after which your system will be Shut Down)

shut down shortcut command
*. Now in the Next field type the name of the Shortcut and you are done.

*. You can also change the icon of the Shortcut. For this go to properties of the Shortcut and click on Change Icon and select the icon that you want to set.

                                           select icon for shortcut

*. Double click on the created icon to start the process of Shut Down. It will be shut down after the time that you set.

system logging of alert
It is also possible to restart your system follow the same procedure and change the value to shutdown.exe -r -t 00

Same procedure can be applied to Hibernate or Sleep. For that the value is rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0

To Lock your system the value is rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Isn't it very simple.....That's it enjoy this tutorial and share with friends.

Friday 4 July 2014

How to copy text from images

Did you ever need to copy text from any type of images? If you didn't able to do that then this post should be helpful for you. Yo will able to copy text from images without any need to download third party software.

copy text from images

There are certain tools available on the Internet that you can use but these tools are not that much accurate for copying text from images. So this guide will help you.

How to copy text from images

You know about a built in Windows softwares which comes under the Microsoft Office software tools i.e Microsoft Office OneNote. Actually it is a new software from Windows and it is pre-installed in Windows Vista or Windows 7, 8.

*. Open Microsoft Office OneNote from Start menu.

*. Copy the image from which you want to copy text and paste it into Microsoft Office OneNote.

*. Now, Right click on the image and select Copy Text from Picture.
                          copy text from images using onenote

*. Finally paste the copied text into any text editor like Notepad.

You done it! Isn't it very easy. You can also search text from images when you copy the image into OneNote.

Wednesday 2 July 2014

How to get more RAM in Windows 7

You will able to know from this post about how you can increase your RAM in Windows 7. Basically we need RAM to improve performance of our computer and we can do any work on our computer efficiently. Gaming or running any heavy graphic application consume more amount of RAM, so we will learn to increase it. 

Following steps will improve your PC's performance

*. Right click on Computer or My Computer and select properties.

computer properties

*. Now click on Advanced system settings and in the Advanced tab click on Settings.
advanced system settings

*. Now  go to Advanced tab and click on Change.

                            performance options

*. Uncheck the option Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
virtual memory management

*. Then select the drive (Recommended C: drive or any System managed drive).

*. Now select Custom size and enter the Initial size in MB like Recommended size. For ex. 4479 MB.

*. Enter Maximum size in MB like Recommended size. For ex. 4479 MB. 

That's it click on OK and restart your system you can feel the improvement in your system.

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