Saturday, 12 July 2014

5 Free Data Recovery Softwares for Windows

Many a times We Delete data from our HDD that is Important to us. But Once Deleted, you can not do much on your own. Fortunately there are many paid and Free programs available to Recover your Deleted data from your HDD or USB.

Today we will share 5 Free data recovery softwares that you can use on your windows PC to recover your data. One thing to remember is after you accidently delete your data, make minimum Use of your computer. Because once the data gets overwritten, its very difficult to Recover it using any tool.

Below are some Free and Effectivly Working Tools that will help you, i will be also providing the link to downoad this Softwares for free from thier official sites.

5 Data Recovery Softwares for Windows users

1. Recuva

Recuva is one of the most popular and powerful file recovery tool for Windows. It has a very sleek and clean interface. You will find it very easy to navigate to different modes and options. You can pick up files to recover from a list of file paths, including Pictures, Music, Documents, Video, and Compressed files.

It can quickly scan your files and gives detailed information of your files. It’s very easy to recover selected files by clicking the recover button. After recovering it gets saved to the location you specify. The publisher’s website has a forum where you can ask for help if you require. This is the Software that i will Recommend you to Download


Friday, 11 July 2014

Tricks and Tweaks to Speedup Windows Booting Time

Well, Slow booting is one of the major problem that windows user face every now and then. It can take couple of minutes but sometimes it takes Forever to boot your PC. If you think, your PC is slow to start then this article is for you. By following below tweaks you will be able to Speedup your windows booting time..

Faster Booting Machine is the ultimate goal for many of us, Who don't want a computer that boots faster so that you can start doing your work straight away. With the below simple Tweaks and tricks you will yourself be able to decrease the time your system takes to start.

Tweaks to Speedup Windows Booting

1. Check Hard disk 

Over time, your hard drives gets degraded both physically and digitally. It’s important to monitor your drives health. An error or damaged sector can throw software loading into an infinite loop causing long load times. To check your drive health, So follow the below steps to check your HDD for errors

  • Click Start
  • Choose Computer
  • Right Click your Hard Drive
  • Choose Properties
  • Click Check Drives Health. After, the check up gives you repair options or a clean bill of health.
  • Restart to get a faster boot up.

2. Change BIOS Settings:

To Access the BIOS settings you need to hold DEL key when you start up your computer (or whatever key your BIOS tells you to enter setup), 

Now Change the Boot first option to Hard disk(HDD) By default it will be HDD but if you have ever installed windows, then you might have changed it to CD or Removable disk. So go to BIOS settings and change it to HDD again.

What this will do is it will turn off the tests your computer runs when it first turns on, and the boot priority tweak will tell your computer not to look for CDs, thumb drives, or other media when it first starts, which will get you booted into your OS quicker.

3. Defrag your Hard disk:

If you are looking for something in a messy room, naturally, it’s going to take you longer to find something. This is a good Example and suits HDD too. Over time, filing system gets disorganized. Periodically, you need to reorganize this filing system on your hard drive. Luckily, Windows has a good utility called Defrag that will put your system in order.

  1. Open the Start Menu
  2. Click on My Computer
  3. Right Click your C: drive.
  4. Scroll down to the Click Properties
  5. In the Properties Menus, Open the “Tools” menu.Choose Defragment.
  6. In the Disk Deframenter menu. Click on Defragment
Now wait for some time untill it finishes this task and Organize your HDD. Reboot your Computer afterwards. Registries can also affect somewhat for slow booting time, 
so better Download Registry Cleaner tools

Thursday, 10 July 2014

How to Find & Remove Viruses in Windows using Command Prompt

Hello friend messing up with some virus? Though your antivirus software removes virus and problem persists, searching google for the removal and you are into a perfect site for a solution. Virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect your computer. These viruses can spread via USB/flash drive or from one computer to other computer by few written codes.

There are many antivirus software available to remove viruses from computer. But there are some viruses or suspicious files which can’t be removed by any antivirus software. Some suspicious files such as autorun.inf initiate all the viruses in pc.

Remove virus using CMD

These files must be removed for safe operation of your pc, because they may lead to data loss, software damages etc.Here's a trick to remove all your viruses. Follow the steps given below to remove viruses using cmd ( command prompt )

Finding & Removing Viruses Using Command Prompt

Follow the below guide only if you think any of your drive is affected with virus or if you think there are some harmful files and you want to delete them.

Step 1: Go to start menu and type “cmd” in the search box or Start>all programs>accessories>command prompt.

Step 2: Select the infected drive,to do so type in CMD , D: to go to D: drive.

Step 3: Now type dir/w/a . It will show all the files of the drive including hidden files.

Now Check if there is any file or virus that you are not aware of and you think might be Harmful to your PC.

Step 4: Usually there is Autorun.inf file which you must delete it. to do so Type in attrib -h -r -s autorun.inf  and press Enter. Type del autorun.inf  and press Enter. Follow this for all other drives.

Step 5: We have now Succesfully found and deleted autorun.inf file from D drive. if you find any .exe file which is unknown to you. then delete it using the same above method.

How to remove Shortcut virus using cmd ?

The Shortcut viruses are those which converts all your data from your pen drive or Hard disk to shortcuts, but they are recoverable. just follow the below given steps to remove shortcut virus from pen drive and recover back your files.

  • Go to Start -> Run -> cmd.
  • Go to your pen drive directory.
  • Type this command: del *.lnk and press Enter.
  • Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d e:\*.* And then press Enter.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

How to Hide Secret Files Inside a JPG image

Hey guys, i am back with another great Windows Trick that you might not know untill now, Today we will discuss how to Hide any File inside an image file. If you wish to send some file secretly to your friend and don't want others to peep in, just hide the file inside an image and send it to them..

Ok But how are we gonna do?  This Technique of Hiding files inside another file or an image is known as Steganography, so lets see how it is done step by step

Hiding Files inside an Image file Secretly

Before we move further with the steps.There are something that we need inorder to perform this trick. We will need WinRar Installed on your PC. So if you already have WinRar archiver in your pc, which most of us do have, you can proceed with below steps

Step 1: Create a folder with files that you would like to Hide in an Image file, Lets say the folder name is "Files". Now Right Click on the folder and select add to archive. Select RAR as Archive format and Click OK.

Step 2: You will now see a rar file with name files, Now say you have an image with name "image.jpg" in which we will hide these files. Copy both Files.rar and image.jpg and paste them in " C" or "D" Drive.

Step 3: Next Open CMD, Search for CMD and open it. If you files are in "D" drive then Type D: and press Enter. Now Type in this Code as it is copy /b image.jpg + files.rar new.jpg and press Enter

Step 4: If you have done everything right till now, then you will see something Similar like below Picture. I had the file in E: so i initially typed E: to change the location to E drive.

Step 5: Now Navigate to the location where you saved the file and you will see one for file added with name New.jpg.

Ok So now we have a new file but what next ? If you notice you will se the size of the new file has increased and if you open the new.jpg file it will show you just the picture, So you will as where the other files gone which we tried to hide inside this image ?

Also Read: 5 Best Geeky Computer Pranks that you must know

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

2 Ways to Create a Folder with Name CON

Few Might be knowing that Windows Doesn't allow you to name a folder like "CON", But for those who don't know this, can try and create a folder and try and name it Con. Few of the other names which are not allowed are CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9,  LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9.

Why folders with Above names are not allowed in Windows? Well these names are the reserved names, and so can't be used to name a file or a folder in Windows. But Apart from all this, today we are here to Share 2 ways to Create folder with name "CON" . I will try to make it easy and simple. just follow the below steps

Creating a Folder with Name "CON"

Method 1: Using Special Character:

Follow the Below steps to learn how to Create a folder with name CON using Special character Trick.

Step 1: Create a New folder, this is usually done by right clicking , New > Folder.

Step 2: Now Name it "con" but don't Press enter or don't click anywhere because it wont allow you to name it Con. Just hold Down Alt key and Press 255 from the numpad. and now Click Enter.

Step 3: You will See no error message "The Specified device name is invalid", We have successfully Create a folder with name Con Now. What it does is, it just adds a SPACE after Con. and Hence we saw no message.

Method 2: Using Command Prompt(CMD)

We can even Create a Folder with Name CON using CMD.  Creating a folder with name CON using CMD is not much know trick to many. today i will be sharing it here. All we need to do is enter some commands. so let us see how it is done.

Step 1: Open CMD, Search for CMD or Press Windows key + X , then select Command Prompt.

Step 2: Type in md\\.\\c:\\con Command and Press Enter 


5 Geeky Pranks to Play on your Friend's Computer

We all love to play Pranks, and So today i will show you some awesome pranks that you can play on your friend's Computer which will drive him/her Crazy. Make them realize that they are friend with a Geek , a Computer Savvy and Never mess with you again Ever...

The below Pranks will not harm your or your Friend's Computer in any way. You can get things to Normal easily once you enjoy enough watching your friend Struggling to get things done. So below are 5 Geeky Computer pranks that you will love to play on your Friends

5 Computer Pranks to Play on your Friend

1. Desktop Screenshot:

This is one of the Best tricks that i personally like to play and enjoy it every single time.

Step 1: Make use of Print Screen button and take a screenshot of the Desktop.

Step 2: Now open paint and Ctrl+V, then save the file.

Step 3: Back to desktop, right click anywhere, Hover your mouse on View, then unselect Show desktop icons.

Computer Pranks

Step 4: Step 3 will Hide the Icons, Now navigate to the file that we Saved earlier which is the Screenshot of the desktop. Right Click on it, Select Set as Desktop Background

Step 5: Adjust the Size of the wallpaper if needed. now let it be as it is.

Now when your Friend will be back to use his Computer, Watch his face when he tries to Double click the icons to open the folder/Program.

Nothing will happen because we have hidden the icons and what he is clicking on is just a Desktop wallpaper.

2.Changing Mouse settings:

You can do a lot of fun things with someone’s mouse. You can change mouse settings of your victim without having him any idea what you did and how to fix it. only you know that.

Step 1: Search for Mouse and go into Mouse Properties. 

Step 2: Here you can switch the primary and secondary buttons, i.e. left- and right-click funtionality, customize the pointer style, increase or decrease the pointer speed (super annoying!), or adjust the scroll speed of the mouse wheel.

Step 3: Do changes according to your Preference that will Annoy your friend to your satisfaction level. Apply the Changes.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Trick to Display your name after time in Taskbar

Today i am back with another Cool windows trick that is customizing the Taskbar of our windows. Infact we will be customizing the Data and time Setting to show up Any name instead of AM or PM. By default Windows shows us AM/PM after the time depending upon what timezone you are in. But We can edit add any name that you can think of  instead of AM/PM.

The trick itself is very simple but its fun to play with windows. I love to explore more and more about windows and so i found this technique which i am going to share with you all. So without wasting much time lets see how to display our own name after time in Taskbar of your Windows Computer.

Also Read: Tips and Tricks to Keep your PC Cool and avoid Overheating

Displaying Your name after time In Windows

Try this  trick to add up your name in place of AM and PM beside time. Its very simple just follow the below simple steps.

Method 1:

Step 1: Directly Click on the Taskbar where it shows time. which is at Bottom right Corner of your screen.
Now Click on  "Change Date and time settings"