This is a quick fix for the 'Permission Denied' error while attempting to login as root to a Synology Diskstation (DSM 6.0)
Fix: Windows folders and files not refreshing automatically
Windows file explorer or desktop changes are not reflected instantly after creating, deleting, moving or renaming a file or folder.
Fix: Synology Diskstation, System configuration is lost
How to re-install the system configuration on a Synology NAS device and troubleshoot some of the common problems encountered afterwords
Fix: PC’s not visible on a Windows Network? Troubleshooting Windows File Sharing.
This is one little annoyance that has been troubling me for some time so i decided to troubleshoot why some of my home PC's will on occasions seemingly disappear from my network, or at least don't show in Windows under the local network window. Now before we start, there could be any number of reasons … Continue reading Fix: PC’s not visible on a Windows Network? Troubleshooting Windows File Sharing.
Fix: Unable To Locate WordPress Plugin Directory / Could not create directory / Installation Failed
If you own a wordpress blog chances are at some point or another you will have seen at least one of the following error messages: 'Could not create directory. /web/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/' 'Unable To Locate WordPress Plug-in Directory' 'Installation Failed' This occurs when attempting to install a new theme, plugin or update your wordpress installation with the … Continue reading Fix: Unable To Locate WordPress Plugin Directory / Could not create directory / Installation Failed
Fix: the action can’t be completed becuase the file is open in windows explorer
If you use Windows XP, Vista or 7 then you will be familiar with the following error message: 'the action can't be completed becuase the file is open in windows explorer'. This error is generally experienced when trying to delete or rename a folder or file which has recently been opened or browsed. The problem … Continue reading Fix: the action can’t be completed becuase the file is open in windows explorer
Fix: Applications creating subdirectories within My Documents
I like to keep my documents folder organised so i can find what i'm looking for quickly. I notice more and more applications use the 'My Documents' folder as a dumping ground for application specific folders. You may have noticed some of the following folders in your my documents: Cyberlink Codemasters Eidos My Data Sources … Continue reading Fix: Applications creating subdirectories within My Documents
Fix: How to Fix a Scratched CD
I have recently had problems playing one of my favourite DVD's, although the disc is not badly scratched you can see a number of tiny scratches and some star shaped imperfections (resembling a stone chipped windscreen). 1. Clean the disc It may sound obvious, but finger prints, dust and oils can build up on the … Continue reading Fix: How to Fix a Scratched CD
Fix: Windows Live Mail slow or unresponsive when accessing hotmail
For some time i have been having problems with the Windows Live Mail client. I use it to send and receive e-mail on my hotmail account. When opening or even selecting a e-mail, WLM becomes slow or unresponsive. Given time it will sometimes retrieve the e-mail, other times it crashes completely and i have to … Continue reading Fix: Windows Live Mail slow or unresponsive when accessing hotmail
Fix: Synology hibernation issues
The Synology Disk Station (DS408) is a fantastic feature rich NAS box, which works flawlessly out of the box however if you want to get the most out of it some advanced configuration may be required. In my case the DS408 hibernation feature caused much head scratching. My DS408 was set to hibernate after 15 … Continue reading Fix: Synology hibernation issues