Showing posts from January, 2009

How to manage all your shared folders in a single window in windows Xp

If you have a lot of shared folders which are widely dispersed, then you can manage them all under a single interface in windows Xp.

Go to Start > run > fsmgmt.msc

Under the shared folders windows you can manage all your shared folders.

Trick to hide filenames in thumbnail view in Windows Xp

This is a neat trick, to hide file names of files and folders in thumbnail view in windows Xp.

Just go to any other view other than the thumbnail view (using the views dropdown).

Now press and hold the shift button and then change the view to thumbnail view.

You will find that the file names are not visible now.

However if you switch to other views the file names would be visible.

To make the file names visible again, repeat the same holding the shift button, changing the view from any other view to the thumbnails view to get the file names back.

Adding a folder for indexing in windows vista

In windows vista, only the Documents folder is indexed by default.If you want the other folders in the hard drive to be indexed, then you should add them implicitly.

To add a folder for indexing, then
Go to control panel > System and Maintenance> indexing options .

Click the modify button.

Browse through all the folders and drives which you want to add for indexing and then select the required ones.

How to hide the last user who has logged on in windows Xp from showing in the secure logon dialogbox

If you have used the secure logon method, that is the login without the welcome screen in Windows Xp (similar to windows NT logon), then by default you will be able to see that when you login, the last user who has logged in the computer would be displayed in the user name text box of the secure login window.

Some people might not like this as this gives away their user name.

To prevent windows Xp from displayng the username of the last logged in user in the username textbox, follow the following steps:

Open the group policy editor.(start > run > gpedit.msc).

Open Computer Configuration > Windows settings > security settings > Local Policies > securioty Options.

You will be able to find an entry called Interactive Logon :Do not display last User name.

Right click the property and select properties.

Select the enabled radio button and click ok.

Restart your computer.

Now you will find that the username text box is empty and does not contain the user name of the previous logged…