vrijdag 16 oktober 2009

Vista: Remove file association

Vista's File Association Mechanism doesn't let you simply remove an association, you can only replace an application with another one; anyway there is a trick.

Choose your association from the registry under the following KEY (for example .dll)

woensdag 7 oktober 2009

Change Default Folder of Windows Explorer

Note: this will not work for explorer.exe from the START Button

1. Click on Start button, then go to All Programs, and finally Accessories. If you’re using Windows Explorer shortcut at other location, such as Quick Launch bar or Desktop, skip this step.
2. Right-click on Windows Explorer (or its shortcut) and then clickProperties.
3. In Windows Explorer Properties, click on Shortcut tab if you’re not already there.
4. The text box after “Target” by default will shown the value as below:
Change the Target text box parameter to the following:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e,
where represents the full path to the new different folder that you want Windows Explorer to open as default folder on launch. The spaces must not be omitted.
For example, if you want Windows Explorer to run and show C:\ folder, the Target path should be like this:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, C:\
Or you if you want Windows Explorer to go directly to C:\MyFolder\directory, the line should read as below:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, C:\MyFolder\
A special case is to change the default setting so that all top–level drives and folders are shown. To show this folder view, use the following as Target shortcut so that when Windows Explorer is opened, you can choose from all the folders and drives, not just My Documents:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\
The above syntax for the Target with “/select” to open parent folder of the destination folder so that you can “select” from all folders (or drives) that are available on the same level of directory structures.
5. Click OK.
The trick works on most Windows operating system, including Windows XP and Windows Vista.

dinsdag 6 oktober 2009

Outlook 2007 moving ost file to different location

Luckily, it's not too difficult to move the OST from the default location to anywhere you want it
Refer to the picture above, and follow the simple steps (don't forget to restart Outlook when prompted)...
1. Go into Tools | Account Settings
2. [A] On the Data Files tab select the data file for the account
3. [B] Turn off "Cached mode" on the "advanced" tab
4. [C] Disable "Offline use" on the "offline folder" settings popup
5. And then.... you can move the .ost (in Explorer) and reference the new location to have Outlook work with it
6. When you've finished don't forget to re-enable "Offline use" and turn "Cached mode" back on - otherwise you'll only be able to work when connected to the remote server
When you have finished this process Outlook may spend a moment re-synchronising your local data with the server, but if you have moved and used a recent OST then the process will be no longer than a normal send/receive.