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Drive not opening on double click ? Choose program menu opening on double click of drives ?

Are you experiencing any of the following problems ?
  • Open and Explore in right click menu not opening drives .
  • Choose program or Open with menu opening on double click ?
This normally happens when your antivirus deletes autorun.inf file or some other virus . You wont be able to access your drives by double clicking because of this . So how to get rid of this ? Technade has a simple solution for you . Follow the steps below .
  • Open Registry Editor by opening Run Prompt and typing Regedit and hitting Enter .
  • Now press ' CTRL + F ' and type " mountpoints2 " in dialog box and search .
  • Once you find it , delete the key from Registry editor . Right click on mountpoints2 and click delete .
  • Now again repeat the same procedure by searching for mountpoints2 until you don't find in the registry.
  • Once you deleted all the mountpoints2 keys in registry , you close the registry and you are done .
You can now open your drives by double clicking on them .

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Blogger title SEO tip

Did you ever observe that by default in blogspot , title of blog appears ahead of post title !! When your post appears in search engine results , that won't be much attractive . Your post will appear to be quite relevant even to users when post title appears before blog title .
For e.g Before this tweak , your blog will appear as follows in search engine results..
Technade : How to remove autoplay from right click .....
After this tweak , it will be as follows .
How to remove autoplay from right click menu of Harddisk ? :Technade
So how can you achieve this ?
  • Login to blogger DashBoard and navigate as follows . Layout --> Edit HTML .
  • Now find the following line in the code .
  • <title><data:blog.title/></title>
  • Replace the above line with the following lines .
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title>
  • Save the template and you are done .
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How to check whether your user name is available in multiple services ?

Its always tough to remember a different user name for each service you use on the web . I signed up for a lot of services and most of the times I retrieve my username by forgot password link on websites .

I found a good service which checks whether your username is available in all the services in one click so that you can select a common username for all services and shows you the result on a single page .The service is

Currently it checks in 68 different services across the web in a couple of minutes and lets you know whether your username is available or not as shown in the figure.

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How to lock a folder in Windows XP without any special software ?

Want to lock a folder so as to prevent others using your computer from viewing its contents ? Normally we use third party software to achieve this . I found a good way to lock a folder in Windows XP without using any third party software .
  • Open Notepad in your PC by typing " Notepad " in run prompt .
  • Copy the following Code and paste it in notepad.

title Folder Technade
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Technade goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Technade "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End

echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==technade123 HERE goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Technade
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Technade
echo Technade created successfully
goto End

  • Save the notepad and change the extension of the file from ".txt" to ".bat" .
  • Now you have created a batch file . You can even customise the batch file by following the below two points.
  • Replace Technade which is in bold letter with the name of the locked folder you want to create ( Optional ) .
  • You can change the password also by replacing " technade123 " in the above code with your new password ( Optional ).
  • Now place the batch file in the location where you want to create your password protected folder .
  • Run the batch file by double clicking on it. This will create a folder named "technade" in the same location as the batch file.
  • You can now open the folder and place the files inside .
  • After placing the files , run the batch file again . It will ask you whether you want to lock the folder . Press' y' and hit enter .
  • The folder will become invisible . To reopen the folder , run the batch file again . You will be asked for a password .
  • Enter the password and hit Enter . You can view the contents of your locked folder .
Note : After locking the folder , don't keep it in the same location as anyone can open the batch file and see your password . Keep it in someother location , and whenever you want to open it , Place it back in the location of locked password and run it .

Thanks to Digital Quest.

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Searchme : A new way to search

If you search for something in search engines , you will get links and some text in the links as results . Today I came across a very good search engine , which added a new dimension to web search . The service is Searchme , which lets you view the pages that are going to appear as results in a stack as shown in the figure .As you start typing, categories that relate to your query start to appear. Once you choose a category, you’ll see pictures of web pages that answer your search. You can review these pages quickly to find just the information you’re looking for, before you click them . This lets reduce you going to useless links thus by saving your time .It even lets you search for a particular word in a particular category .

As per John's blog , Searchme has been backed up by Sequoia Capital who earlier backed Yahoo and Google.A first view of the search engine reminds me of Iphone kind of interface . This website is a clear indication of how User Interfaces can be reinvented .

Searchme even has got a Toolbar , Browser extension like other search engines . They even got a widget so that you can place it on your website or blog .

Download Searchme Toolbar for Firefox .

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How to turn off Low Disk Space warning in Windows XP ?

Annoyed by the Low disk space warning that comes in the tray icon whenever your disk runs out of space ? Do you want to turn of the Low disk space warning ?
  • Open your registry editor by typing " REGEDIT " in the run prompt .
  • Navigate as follows : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer.
  • Now Right Click in the right pane , Click New -> Dword and name it as NoLowDiskSpaceChecks. .
  • Double-click on NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter the value as 1, and press OK.
Thats it . From now on you wont get annoying Low disk space error .

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How to rename the Recycle Bin ?

Did you ever try to rename the recycle bin? You cannot do it just by right clicking and click rename as this option wont appear in the right click menu . I found a very easy way to do this .

  • Open Registry Editor by typing " REGEDIT " in the run prompt .
  • Now click on Edit ---> Find in the top file menu .
  • A dialog window will open as shown in the figure . Type "Recycle Bin" and click on Find Next .
  • Now in the right side pane , Double click on Default , and Replace the text in the dialog Box with the new name .
  • Click OK and close the registry editor.
  • Now refresh your desktop and you can find your recycle bin renamed.
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Backup your Mobile with Microsoft Phone Data Manager

A day back I accidentally clicked on Master Reset in my phone and found out that it my contacts , Pictures and everything . I took backup on my PC earlier but I formatted it just a day back . So I ended up in a situation where I have phone with nothing inside .

Recently changed your phone ? Want to get the previous contacts ?

I think most of you might be coming across ese kind of situations . What if you have something which lets you keep backup of your phone online ?

Microsoft has recently released a tool called Microsoft® Phone Data Manager Beta which is specific to backup your contacts , music , videos and pictures on your phone .Phone Data Manager is a PC pplication which enables you connect your mobile with your PC via bluetooth or internet .

Microsoft® Phone Data Manager Beta synchronizes the contacts present in your phone with your contact store on Windows Live Contacts, which is the same store that your Hotmail contacts uses. If you lose, or simply change your phone, all you need to do is to synchronize the contacts using Microsoft® Phone Data Manager Beta, and all the contacts that you stored in your Windows Live Contacts store will be downloaded to your phone. You can synchronize your contacts as many times as you like so that the changes you make (edits, additions or deletions) on your phone, or on the computer on Windows Live Contacts are always reflected on both your phone and the Windows Live Contacts store.

In case of music and videos , Phone data Manager is not going to store them online . Instead it will store them in the local application folder on your PC .

To do all these , You will need to have a Windows Live ID . If you do not have one, you will be prompted to create one while you use the application.

Will my phone work with Phone Data Manager ?

Oh yeah , Please check the list of Mobile phones supported and not supported by Phone Datamanager here .

What are you waiting for ? Download the application and Synchronise your contacts online .

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Proxy of the week : ibypass

Are social networking and Instant messaging websites blocked at your school or workplace ? I found a very good proxy which let you visit all these websites Secretly .Click the link below .

Ibypass - Browse Orkut , MySpace , Bebo , Facebook at school or workplace .

All you need to do is enter the URL of the website you like to visit or click on the shortcuts in the left side menu . One more good thing I like about Ibypass is they have lot of mirrors through which you can visit ibypass even though one is blocked by your Network Administrator .

You might find this useful .

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How to prevent your laptop from getting overheated ?

A day back I went to my friends place where he was working with his laptop on the bed . When I tried to move my finger over the touchpad , I noticed that it's too hot [ not in sense of looks ] . This is not just my friends case , it happens with most of the laptop users that their laptops get overheated . Are you also feeling that your laptop is getting overheated easily ? Then you should try the following .
  • Let your laptop breathe : Just like my friend , many of the laptop users keep the laptop usually on soft surface or on bed for their comfort. This is the first thing you should not do with your laptop as it blocks the airflow to the machine .Typically a laptop will have air vents in the bottom and on side or on the back . If you block them , the machine will get heated and if it crosses threshold , the machine will either restart or shutdown and may not start again . The threshold will be around 55 degrees Celsius .
  • Don't place in the bag while its on : This also will cause overheating and may damage screen and keyboard . If your laptop constantly gets fried up , someday it will lead to damange of the main board .
  • Let your laptop take a break : Don't use your laptop like a desktop . Once you feel that the keyboard and the area around it is getting heated up , give it a break . Keep giving constant breaks to your laptop .
  • Buy a cooling pad : If you are really looking to use your laptop for longer intervals , you better buy a laptop cooling pad which according to amit Bhawani , are actually trays that contain extra blowers to allow more cool air to enter and push warm air out. These cooling fans are extremely cheap ( ranging at 600-1500 ) and while they may cause your laptop to look a little bit bulky, these will surely minimise the chances of getting overheated .
Do you know any other way on How to prevent a laptop from getting overheated ? Let others know through your comment.

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Know about product releases and tech stuff at Gadget advisor

I was browsing through web-o-sphere where I found a great link which act as a resource for the knowing about gadgets , news, online services and tech tips . Normally I find techblogs filled most of the time with junk these days . But Gadget Advisor is unique .Unlike normal websites , Gadget Advisor has got content which is related to the products and tech news , which are useful,cool and uniquely significant to its readers .

The site gives us info about gadgets which we won't find easily on normal gadget websites like a Universal Remote Control . They write about gadgets which people might not be searching but they are things which everyone will like to know about . They also give tips which can come in handy to users like best Firefox Extensions . Gadget Advisor even helps its readers by reviewing services like backup online so that its user can select the best available service.Basically gadget advisor helps you as a advisor and guide helping its readers to understand and select the best product .

Check out this site and tell how you feel about it .


How to print just only the items you like on a webpage ?

Most of the time when you print a webpage what you observe is that you print a lot of things which you don't require like images , advertisements , blank spaces and all . These things waste a lot of paper when you get the webpage printed . I found a wonderful service which lets you customise how webpages look when you get them printed so that you can add your part to save our environment .

The service is PrintWhatYouLike .It lets you edit any public page in your browser . There is no need of installing anything . You can do things like changing page font size and type, remove the background, and remove images .You can edit any part of the page by clicking a page element or selecting text. Any selection can be removed, isolated or widened . It even lets you combine multiple webpages and get them printed as one document .

All you need to do is enter the URL , edit the page until you get the required result and print it .

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Microsoft Mediaroom : A sound IPTV product from Microsoft

I think most of you might had heard about IPTV by now . Its not much into nations like India , But its a very big thing in developed nations like Europe and America . I think in India ,RCom ( Reliance IPTV ) is the lonely provider for IPTV . Some news say Airtel is also looking to enter this segment (Airtel IPTV ) by the end of this year .For those who don't have idea of IPTV , let me introduce you this word .

" IPTV ( Internet Protocol Television ) is a system where a digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. A general definition of IPTV is television content that, instead of being delivered through traditional broadcast and cable formats, is received by the viewer through the technologies used for computer networks. "

IPTV is much superior to Satellite Systems as it works through interactive communication . You dont have to pay for channels and programs that you dont like to watch , like pay per view . For the case of providers , it enhances their control over the users . It avoids customers who bypass and view their service without paying by the user of highly secure settop box authentication methods . There are many other features also supported like Digital Video Recording ( DVR ) , Video on Demand ( VOD) , Play and pause Live TV , instant Channel Change ( ICC ) , Multiple picture in picture (PIP) , Electronic Program Guide (EPG ) ...

So why I am talking about this ?

These days I am getting trained about the detailed architecture of this IPTV . There is one very good product from Microsoft which helps Telco 's provide this service . The product is Microsoft Mediaroom .The Microsoft Mediaroom software platform is licensed directly to the world’s leading broadband service providers so they can deliver you, the consumer, the best TV and entertainment experience.

After looking into the entire architecture , I am pretty much impressed by the way Microsoft designed the entire system . There is not a single thing that they had left for their customers to ask them . They addressed security concerns very effectively where every transaction happens in atleast 128 bit encryption through Secure protocol . They incorporated each and every feature a user will ever think to do with his telivision set . Some features which seem to be impossible in logical way are also implemented by Micirosoft somehow . The only thing I dont like that much is it introduces a 4 sec delay compared to live satellite telivision which you cant find unless you observe by putting both the telivision sets together . One more feature I like is its seamless integration with OSS / BSS . Mediaroom exposes lot of webservices for OSS / BSS developers so that they can integrate it with their systems and write some revenue generation applications very easily. Mediaroom Application Development kit also let you develop Games and other interactive programs using XHTML . Microsoft even has got different packages for small service providers also which might be typically catering to 60k customers . Micirosoft has right now got big players like British Telecom , Reliance ... as its customers because Migration of system from satellite to IPTV is quite costly . But once the big players setup the system , the smaller operators will gradually migrate to it . But IPTV is going to have very good future .

For Service providers , Mediaroom is the recommended product as it takes care of lot of things for them like security , Management and all . You might have some IPTV product but if you ask me why Mediaroom ? I will say " Mediaroom is superior in Management compared to any other IPTV product and its from Microsoft who will be supporting you all the time " . But in a word the product rocks .


Sync your bookmarks across multiple computers with Foxmarks

Are you looking for a way to Sync your Firefox bookmarks across multiple Computers ?

There is one extension which lets you achieve this .The extension is Foxmarks. It is a free add-on for your Firefox browser that syncs your bookmarks across multiple computers .Using this you will never lose a bookmark . Foxmarks backs up your bookmarks every time you change. You can always view and restore your old bookmarks on Foxmarks web site.Once you setup Foxmarks on your PC, you can sync it with as many as you want. Changes made to bookmarks in server will automatically reflected in the others.Foxmarks also lets you share your favorite bookmarks with your friends.The sharing server can display your bookmarks on a web page, in an RSS feed, or as a widget so that you can add to your own blog or website.Foxmarks also lets you customise which bookmarks need to sync with which computer.It also lets you export your bookmarks to a file in the hard disk .

So what are you looking for ? Download Foxmarks.

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Hyderabad vs Bangalore

I am traveling a lot to Bangalore these days on some business and personal reasons . I find a lot of difference between the two places in most of the things. After being here for sometime I understood why Companies preferred bangalore and still prefer it inspite of lucrative offers from other states ?

Bangalore :
  • Much like a capitalist economy . You wont get anything for free . They charge you for every service they do.
  • The city is well planned . Roads are great and you have green cover everywhere . Pollution is fairly balanced by tree count .
  • Nice public transportation . You have all kinds of buses with nice frequency . Moreover people wont try to overcrowd the buses . They will take the next one .
  • People are very cultured and helping in nature . I did n't see a incident where someone is misbehaving . Most of them are convenient with neighboring state languages and of course English , Hindi . The autowala's answer you politely in the language you are comfortabe with .
  • People rive according to rules . People follow traffic rules and won't cause discomfort to other riders .
  • Businesses are ready to listen to new ideas and to promote them . You can do a lot of business here . All you need is a idea and with some effort you can find sponsors . That 's why its Indian Silicon valley .

Hyderabad :
  • Its like a secular state . You have to take care of lot of things . You can't guess what can happen out there . Politics , community related thing , you have to take care of each of them.
  • The city is much like a vast slum except few areas like Jubilee hills , Banjara Hills , Somajiguda , Software units layout..Its a poor planned city . No wide roads , No drainages .Fantastic , Ain't it ?? . You can always see people falling into potholes and dying.
  • People are too rude . Not everyone but the general public is rude . They dont know how to do business . They just demand money before they complete offering the service .
  • Poor Public transporation . You can see the pic for that . I don't understand why people wont take the next bus . There are some small (" dog vans " as people call them) SETWIN buses in blue color running there who stop anywhere in the middle of the road .
  • People hate traffic rules . You cant guess which dog will die under your tyre haha .
  • Very high level of pollution and no green cover . I bet if someone lives there for 20 years , they can die at any moment.
  • High population density and less services to them . Even traders get frustrated of the amount of the people that come to their shop sometimes .
  • Thinking of people is too rigid . They are not at all open to new ideas . If you have new idea, better you forget it . No one is ready to listen to it .
  • Consumer spending range is too less . They dont want the money to get out of their pockets . But yes IT brought some outsiders here who are spending these days . If IT would not had been there , Hyderabad is nothing .
If you have been in these two places , Feel free to post your views as comments .

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How Indians grew up ?

Today I was traveling in a local bus where I saw a incident which drove me to write this article " How we the Indians grew up from a bunch of laborers to millionaires ? " . There are lot of barriers which we crossed to stand as top notch people in the world .

After India got independence ( They say it independence but its actually nothing but a state where British left us after exploitation of our wealth ) we had nothing with us except population . Even though there were great leaders at those times , they had no time to spend developing the nation . They spent their entire life settling clashes between communities and all . Then came a generation of leaders who wanted to develop the nation , but they are killed . The next generation of leaders are witty unlike their elders. They understood the fact that the people are just scapegoats as they know voting to only a single party. In India barely there were literates at that time . So we have a country full of illiterate people , Fox minded leaders and poor farmers . Then how we developed ?

Let me tell you what I saw in the bus.

The local bus was crossing HAL ( Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ) where a prototype of a missile and a tanker were kept outside . There was a big poster of Dhruv ( A army helicopter ) also . In a seat behind me , a father and a son were seated. As soon as the son ( some 6 years old ) saw this , he asked his father "Appa (Father) , What is this ? ". The father , a illiterate , who was badly drunk at that time was silent for a while . Then he said a word to his son "Dear , these are all what you are going to make in the future . These are rockets and Helicophters " . He continued " I am working everyday night so that you can study well and make these someday . You should extract every drop of your blood to study . You should squeeze yourself to become someone who makes all of these someday . I am ready to do anything to get you educated . I love you son ".

May be today the son don't understand his fathers pain today , but someday he will ( Because the father will not stop drinking ) . :) . These kind of words almost everyone in our older generation had heard from their fathers and may be some of us also . The fathers who realised the importance of education and who dont want their children to lead a miserable life like them , always try to pour this into their childrens minds . These words someday will motivate the child to do something big and that is what has made most of the India today . I agree there is still a lot of room to improve but we came a lot forward and I hope we will keep moving . Cheers to my nation .


How to apply image as background to a window in Windows XP ?

Earlier in Windows 2000 , we used to do this . Right click in the window , and change the background image of the window .One of my readers asked me whether he can do the same in Windows XP ?

The answer is yes.You can have something like as shown in the figure.

There is a software called Windowpaper XP which lets you set the wallpaper in the back of any window - just like your desktop.The usage is also quite simple.

All you have to do is Select a folder and have to set different options shown in the figure.The options which will be available for you are - Changing folder Background Image , changing folder Background Color , Setting the folder icon and the text Color.

Once you select that Just click next and you are done.

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Ramzan Mubarak

I wish all my readers a very happy Ramzan. Enjoy your auspicious day. Haffun .