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How to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder Context Menu

Here is a nice trick which adds the option – Open with command prompt with every folder context menu.

Here is the procedure for doing that,

  1. Launch any folder, & visit Tools > Folder Options (provided in above menu options of Windows Explorer Panel)
  2. Now go to File Types as shown in the below photo, and select (NONE) Folder from the provided file types list,
    Another Way to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder’s Context Menu
  3. Then click the Advanced button link, and then click New. Now type cmd.exe in the Application used to perform action text field and Command Prompt in the Action text field. Click OK twice and exit the Folder Options window. Another Way to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder’s Context Menu

Now just right click on the folder and select Command Prompt, to launch the command prompt directly from a folders’ context menu.

Another Way to Open Command Prompt Directly from a Folder’s Context Menu

Enjoy yourself !

How to Password Protect the Images and Files ?

If you want to send some private or personal message to anyone over the internet but have the fear of getting it leaked, then there is a way to make the files and images password protected so that when you share the file(s) or image(s), the authorized your desired person to view the respective files.

There are the following methods to protect images or files with your own password :

Way 1 : Creating archive file as password protected

It’s really easy to protect the files (image or something else) with a password. You can do it by using the Winrar Software. If you have already installed WinRar onto your computer system, then you can follow the below steps below to create a password protected image or file.

  1. Perform right click onto that image / file which you want to protect, then hit the Add to archive option
    2 Methods to Password Protect Image Files
  2. Go to WinRar Advanced tab, and hit the Set Password option / button. Type your password and hit OK.
    2 Methods to Password Protect Image Files
  3. Click Finish or OK to create an archive file, and here you go. The archive you just created is now password protected.

Well, if you are only concerned about protection of the images, then you could go for a software named Lock Image.

Lock Image is free and an open source program, to convert images into .exe files. The .exe file made with the software will contains image file which could only be seen by entering the correct password applied on it. LockImage is portable.

Here is the method to create password protected image by using the Lock Image,

  1. First of all, Download the Lock Image Program, extract its zip file and launch that extracted exe file.
  2. For protecting any image, drag and drop that image onto the application screen. Now visit File > Save, and write the file name and click on the Save button. Now it will ask for the password to be set on that image,
    2 Methods to Password Protect Image Files

    Enter the desired password and click OK. After completing all the steps, an password protected exe file (containing that image) will be automatically generated, and you’re ready to share this file.

In my opinion, the first method would be much better because .exe files are blocked when sharing through the emails and some file sharing websites. Moreover .exe files are not supported on the Mac, Unix and Linux Systems, as they are only made for the Windows Operating System. Why not post your opinion about it below.

Preview or Download a Specific File from Zip, Rar archives and ISO Images

ArchView is a firefox plugin used to open the archives (e.g. iso, zip and rar etc.) on the go, without actually downloading them.

Preview And Download A Specific File From Zip, Rar Archives And ISO Images

Mostly when people want to open or see any archive file like iso, rar or zip, before downloading the actual file so that they can look whether their desired file is present in the archive or not, but having no other alternatives to do so.

But by using the ArchView, one can directly open the ISO, Rar and Zip archives files from your browser itself, and if you want to download some specific file or files from that archive, then you can do that as well from the same software.

To view the inner portions of the archive files ArchView gets small chunk of the file directly from the server.

At present, it only supports ISO, Zip, and Rar archive files.
You can download the files by using the file:, FTP or the HTTP protocol.

Click here to install the ArchView firefox add-on. When you get it installed, you will see the status of the plugin in your Mozilla Firefox Status Bar.

Now whenever you want to download some particular file from any zip or rar or iso archive, you can do them very easily.

Archview uses XUL and HTML formats to display the contents within a few moments (as per your choice).

You can describe your experience with the Archview.

How to Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows ?

We always lock the taskbar by the below displayed method,

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

but if someone else changes it on our own computer, we get irritated, and want something like, to hide the lock the taskbar button, so that no one else could change your preference.

And yes, there a way to do so.

First of all apply all the desired changes on your windows taskbar. Now right click anywhere on the taskbar and hit Lock the Taskbar.

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

Then perform the below steps,

  1. Go to Start > Run, enter regedit and hit the OK button.
  2. Look for the key,
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Create a new DWORD Value by right clicking anywhere in the pane, as,  New > DWORD Value. Now create a LockTaskbar key.How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows
  4. Then open the newly created entry by double clicking on it and set the Value of it as 1.How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows
  5. Exit the regedit – registry editor.

And you’re done.

To confirm, right click on the windows task bar and you’ll see that Lock the Taskbar is disabled.

How To Lock The Taskbar Permananetly in Windows

This trick is applicable to the current logged in user. If you have several user accounts, you have to do this procedure separately for all of them. So, to get rid of this and apply this as global setting (for all users on the computer), you will have to create LockTaskbar key (as explained above), in this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

In future if you need to edit the taskbar settings, just reset the value of the LockTaskbar key to 0 (which was set to 1).

How to Stop Annoying Balloon Tips in the Windows Notification Area ?

No one likes the annoying balloon tips which often comes in our windows operating system.

There is a very easy way to get rid of them.

Here is the procedure for disabling these balloon tips:

  1. Go to Start > Run, enter regedit, (start the registry editor)
  2. Search for the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  3. See the DWORD value EnableBalloonTips in the registry editor right pane
    • If it is available, give it hexadecimal value of 0 (zero) by double clicking on it.
    • If you don’t see this key, create a new DWORD value, and name it as EnableBalloonTips. Now give it hexadecimal value of 0 by double clicking on it.

    Stop Those Annoying Balloon Tips in the Notification Area of Windows

  4. Hit the OK button and close the regedit – registry editor.

From now onwards, you won’t get the annoying balloon tips.

Enjoy!

Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

Most of the times we want to copy, paste on the command prompt, but there is no shortcut working on it like CTRL+C and so on.

But here is the simplest way to select, copy and paste from/to the windows command prompt.

Follow the procedure described below.

  1. Open the Windows Command Prompt.
  2. Perform a Right click on the command prompt window’s title bar, and hit the properties option.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt
  3. Now select the QuickEdit Mode option.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt
  4. Hit OK, a confirm dialog will appear. Select Save properties for future windows with same title option, and hit the OK button.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

It will enable the command prompt Quick-Edit mode.

Now, the way to select, copy and paste from a quick edit mode enabled command prompt window is explained below:

To copy something from the command prompt, just use the pointer to select the text (just like you’re selecting the text from a Word Page), and perform a right click or hit the Enter button thereafter. It will copy the selected text.

Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

Now, to paste anything into command prompt, just perform a right click on the location in command prompt where you want the text to be pasted.

Enjoy!