Sunday, June 8, 2008

Easy folder sharing in windows vista

The method of sharing in windows vista is quite different from what it's used to be compared to windows xp.

Luckily, there's still a way to share out folder like what we do in windows xp.

1. Right click on the folder you want to share, select properties (don't select share...)

2. Select the sharing tab

3. Click on Advanced sharing button

4. Tick on Share this folder, provide a share name and set permission (if required)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Unable to rename, move or create folder in windows vista

After installing updates for windows vista, some people experiencing problem to rename, move or create folder.

After some research on the web, it seem that one of the update KB938979 have cause this problems. The updates deleted some of the important registry entries needed by windows vista, thus uninstalling the updates won't do you any good.

The solution would be add the deleted registry back to its original place. However, it's complicated for those who are not well verse with registry editing and any mistake would be damaging.

(Backup HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions)

1. registry fix for 32bits vista -

2. registry fix for 64bits vista -

After you unzip the files, double click on the registry file to add back the missing registry.

Unable to update Windows xp

When you have an original windows xp and unable to run updates, try the solution below.

1. Go to Start --> Run

2. Key in iexplore

3. Click open

4. Copy the LegitCheckControl.dll to c:\windows\system32. If the system prompt for overwrite existing file, click yes.

5. Go to Start --> Run

6. Type in regsvr32 LegitCheckControl.dll

7. You should able to updates windows

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Format USB Drive to NTFS filesystem

Windows XP by default only allow you to format your USB drive to FAT or FAT32 filesystem.

By adjusting some setting, you may now enable USB drive to be formatted to NTFS filesystem.

Advantages to have NTFS filesystem on USB drive would be:
1. Able to use file encrytion function (Windows 2000/ 2003 domain network)
2. Use of file compression
3. Permissions setting for files or folders

Disadvantages to have NTFS filesystem on USB drive would be:
1. Additional data writes on USB drive
2. Windows 98/ME and some other OS unable to read NTFS filesystem

Follow the steps below to enable format USB drive to NTFS filesystem:

1. Right click on My Computer (in desktop or Start menu) and select manage.

2. In Device Manager, select Disk drives and select the USB drive. Right click and select properties.

3. Go to Policies tab and select Optimize for performance.

4. Now you can format your USB drive to NTFS filesystem.