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Tips n Tricks articles that make your computing life easier

How to protect any executable file with a password

Password protect any executable file or folderIn the past we have shown you a Windows Seven Hack where In the past we have shown you a Windows Seven Hack on how you can create a folder on your desktop and can only open it when you supply the right password. This time we will introduce something better, we will show you how you can password protect any executable exe file, document or the contents of a folder and have the folder visible to you only when you put the right password. This protection comes in addition to the local security that's offered by the Operating System such as NTFS. This can really be useful when you share a machine with family members, co-workers using the same login but need to keep some things private to yourself. In the past, chat applications, FTP applications, Excel (financial) spreadsheets and Word documents etc can all be protected against accidental deletion or use by unauthorized users.

How to delete hidden EXIF data in pictures

How to delete hidden Exit data from PicturesIn our past article, we have shown you how you can hide data secretly inside jpg files. In this article we will show you how you can delete the EXIF metadata that is stored with jpg files. EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image Format, it contains a lot of information about the picture, the hardware used to capture it. For Example, it can tell you about the exact date and time the picture was taken, the camera brand, the aperture, the focus, metering mode, ISO setting, the GPS cordinates of where the picture was taken and much more. Sometimes, all this data might not be desirable to be included with your pictures. It should be noted that EXIF data is only included by default with JPEG, TIFF and RIFF WAV files. EXIF metadata is not included with GIF, PNG or JPEG 2000 formats

Windows Seven Downgrade Rights

Downgrade Rights for Windows SevenA question often asked but not clearly answered by many tech support individuals is the Windows Seven Downgrade Rights. Downgrade rights means you are allowed to downgrade the operating system you bought with your computer to a lower version, for example you are allowed to go from Windows Vista to Windows XP. There are however caveats and gotchas in this process, through this article we will try and shed some light on the downgrade options you might coming down from a Windows Seven operating system. Microsoft of course remains the ultimate authority on any such process and if in doubt always consult your software licensing terms.

You are unable to search Outlook in Windows Seven when configured as RPC over Http

How to search Outlook from Windows Seven when Outlook is configured as RPC over Http If you have been using RPC over Http method for connecting to your Outlook Mailbox, you will notice that starting in Windows 7 you will not be able to do the "Find" or "Advanced Find" on your mailbox or its folders from within Outlook. This happens because Mailbox Search is integrated with Windows Search in Windows Seven and Windows Search can only search or index items which are cached. By default, Outlook is not configured for "offline" or "cached" mode. You need to enable the "Offline" or "Cached" mode in order for Windows Search to Index and Search your mailbox

How to create a WinPE Boot Disk

How to create a Windows PE Boot Disk from WAIKWindows PE or Windows Preboot Environment is a very important tool used to troubleshoot problems with Windows machines or to create and deploy Windows images. Just like the popular Symantec Ghost or Acronis TrueImage product, Windows PE can do a lot more than just capture and deploy Windows images to build new machines in a corporate environment. It is an indispensable tool if you are using Windows Deployment Services or any other Windows based technique to install Windows Seven in a corporate or SOHO environment. In this article we will go over step by step on how to create a Windows PE bootable disk from the Windows Automated Installation Toolkit or WAIK