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.

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How to: Use logon scripts to start programs with Windows, without UAC

Windows Vista (carried over to 7, albeit somewhat less intrusive) introduced UAC (User Account Control). Love it or loath it, it serves a purpose, to stop malicious code (software) from running with elevated privileges unless explicitly permitted to do so by an administrator. It's a fundamental security measure to reduce the likelihood of your system … Continue reading How to: Use logon scripts to start programs with Windows, without UAC

How to: Add network shares to a Windows 7 library

Windows 7 introduced the Library concept to make finding and managing files easier by logically grouping multiple locations together, thus saving time navigating and searching multiple folders. In theory that all sounds great but in practice it's hindered by the simple fact it won't let you include network locations in the library unless it's on … Continue reading How to: Add network shares to a Windows 7 library

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: 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