Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Show Desktop icon missing

Many people confronted with this issue that some time they loose "Show Desktop" icon.It can accidentally be deleted or you may loose it for some other reason, but the bottom line is : only few people know how to restore it. So for visitors of this blog the solution is right here.

To recreate it open Notepad and paste following lines on it:


Now save this file with "Desktop.scf" {without quotations. This will save like this:

Now copy it and past this on following location.

C:\Documents and Settings\"User Name"\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

"User Name" mentioned in above path is your current user name.

Now it is all done. Enjoy.....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Display a message box before User Logon

If you want to pop up a message box when Computer starts and before logon screen on Win9X or WinNT, then you can use this trick.

Run the Registry Editor using Start->Run and then type "regedit" and Enter. You will come up with a windows with title Registry Editor. You will see that something like this.

Here is a view of Registry editor. On the left pane we have a tree view with some items. These are actually the roots of different types of keys. We are going to to discuss only two of them which are needed by us. The remaining will wait for another time.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER holds the information about the currently logged on user.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE holds the information about the whole computer.

Go to:

For Win9X

And For WinNT
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogOn

And make two String Keys named

LegalNoticeCaption and LegalNoticeText

Put any value which you want to display. First is the Title of the Message box and second is the text to be displayed. After doing this, you will get welcome message each time windows starts.
NOTE: Modifying the registry is dangerous. If you make any mistake you may corrupt your registry. This may cause your system to crash or become unstable.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Browse Local hard drives with Admin Privileges

It’s for computer administrator and system persons with admin rights. !

You can open / browse (files and folders) with admin rights from limited user logging

Steps as follows….

Goto to command prompt and type runas /user:localhost\administrator "mmc compmgmt.msc"

it will open computer management.

Select "disk management" under StorageIn right panel you can see the local drives. Just right

click and open the drive which you want to access