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How to Perform the Search for any Specific Format File in Bing or Google?

Instead just indexing the web pages, the search engines also indexes various file-formats, e.g. PDF Files, PPT Files, DOC Files, etc.

The following method is the most easiest method to get the search results from relevant file formats. filetype: [format_name] [your_query]

Lets say, if you want to get the search results for Microsoft Help and only look into the .doc file formats, then, you will have to enter the query as, filetype:doc Microsoft Help

Note : The pictures displayed here on Google, but you can search and try them all on Bing as well. If they would be having the relevant results, then of course, results will be shown.


If you want to get the search results for Microsoft Help and only look into the .pdf document file formats, then,
you will have to enter the query as, filetype:pdf Microsoft Help


If you want to get the search results for Microsoft research and only look into the .ppt document file formats, then, you will have to enter the query as, filetype:ppt Microsoft research


This tricks works for most of the file formats, for example doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, txt, rtf, zip, pdf, most image, audio and video formats.

Hope it helps.


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Benefits of The Coconut Water

Coconut Water
Coconut Water

Most of the folks have tried the refreshing coconut water from the palm trees. But not everyone knows the benefit of it.

Coconut contains a number of minerals like magnesium, calcium, electrolytes etc. which helps you, to become healthy.

Well, Coconut water is not just a simple water, it has the following benefits:

  • Vomiting Control : Coconut water is a superb medicine to reduce the vomiting, which could help in fever, typhoid, sugar, malaria and the rest ailments.
  • Hydrates the body : The athletes drink coconut water on the regular basis to regain the minerals. When you are losing the required minerals in your body, it is more necessary to obtain them again, and coconut water can help you in this.
  • Acts as an Antibacterial : Coconut water consists of an protection layer which protects your body from several common deceases like cold, fever and all.
  • Use in Blood transfusion : Coconut water is also used in blood transfusion, as it is much similar to the blood plasma, and in any emergence cases, instead using the standard IV liquid,
    the coconut water is used as the immediate hydration liquid. You will be surprised to here that “During the Second World War, many of the army soldiers were saved by immediate use of coconut water as the blood plasma.”
  • Used to kill the germs and worms and Kidney Stones : Coconut water can kill the germs, negative worms and the Kidney Stones.
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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 !

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How to Play .avi Files in Windows Media Player on Windows

You might be knowing that Windows Media Player can’t open / play the .avi files.
This is just due to the reason that the codecs needed for playing the .avi files doesn’t comes installed with the Windows Operating System.

So, the easier solution to this problem would be to install the necessary codecs.

Now there are two ways,

1. Download the K-Lite Codec Pack, which is basically the combined combination of several media packs. And in terms of productivity it is the best solution to play almost any media file using the Windows Media Player.

2. The second method could be downloading the Divx Codecs, which could be used to play the .avi files onto the Windows Media Player.

Enjoy Yourself.

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Cricket World Cup Quiz – Question-Answers

Cricket World Cup Quiz – Question-Answers

Q.1. When was the first cricket world cup played ?

(a) 1977
(b) 1975
(c) 1976
(d) 1974

Ans. (b).

Q.2. the place where first World Cup Match played between India and England was,

(a) Trent Bridge Stadium, Nautingham
(b) Headingley Stadium, Leeds
(c) Edgbaston, Birmingham
(d) Lords, London

Ans. (d).

Q.3. Countries participated in the First world cup,

(a) 6
(b) 8
(c) 10
(d) 12

Ans. (b).

Q.4. The player created first century in the first world cup was,

(a) Dennis Amiss
(b) Glenn Turner
(c) Clive Lloyd
(d) Viv Richards

Ans. (a).

Q.5. First Captain of Indian Cricket Team while playing the first world cup,

(a) Bishan Singh Bedi
(b) Sunil Gavaskar
(c) Venkat Raghvan
(d) Kapil Dev

Ans. (c).

Q.6. Name the bowler who took 5 wickets in eleven bowls (just 4 runs were taken by the opponents), while playing the second cricket world cup finals,

(a) Michael Holding
(b) Colin Croft
(c) Andy Roberts
(d) Joel Garner

Ans. (d).

Q.7. The only cricketer – scored century at a Cuttack world cup match,

(a) Joel Garner
(b) Sachin Tendulkar
(c) Colin Croft
(d) Venkat Raghvan

Ans. (b).

Q.8. Highest batting average (in any world cup) record was made by

(a) Colin Croft
(b) Kapil Dev
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Glenn Turner

Ans. (B) Glenn Turner (batting average of 166.5 in the first world cup-1975).

Q.9. The bats-man who scored 3 centuries consecutively in a cricket world cup,

(a) Mark Waugh
(b) Adam Gilchrist
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Glen McGrath

Ans. (a).

Q.11. The player who scored 85-ball century in the 1975-world cup finals, was

(a) Michael Holding
(b) Colin Croft
(c) Clive Lloyd
(d) Viv Richards

Ans. (c).

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How to Backup and Restore Registry Settings in Windows XP

Here are the ways to back-up your Windows XP Registry, manually:

Method 1 – By making a System Restore Point :

Hit on Create a Restore Point option after visiting Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Hit Next and type some identification for saving that restore, e.g. PreModifiedRegistry. Now click OK and it’s done.

So, if you want to restore the registry now, then just locate that restore point and it will be done automatically e.g. here it is PreModifiedRegistry.

Method 2 – Using Regedit :

Visit Start > Run, write regedit and click the Enter button. Then go to the File > Export, write the identification for the registry file, then select the desired path to save it and hit OK / Save.

And, to restore that registry file, just open the .reg file by double clicking on it that you just exported by using the above method.

Method 3 – Using Windows XP’s Backup Utility :

Visit Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools and then Backup, and choose System Data State option to backup the COM+ Class Registration Databases, registry files and the boot files.

Now to restore that registry file from that backup file, use the below procedure:

  1. Launch again the backup utility (as did above) and hit on Advanced Mode option. Now choose Restore and Manage Media
  2. Locate the backup file, to restore
  3. Tick on System State option. In the Restore Files To window, and choose Original Location
  4. Visit Tools > Menu > Options, then click on Always replace the files on my computer option. It is mandatory, otherwise it will confirm everytime to replace each file (there are several files to be replaced in this step).
  5. Hit the OK button
  6. Hit on Start Restore. Some warning window will appear, stating Restoring System State will always overwrite current System… etc.. Overwrite it by hitting the OK button, and again OK to the Confirm that Restore window.

After adopting the steps mentioned above, the restoring process will be started, which could take a few moments to complete, depending upon your computer’s hardware configuration.

Al last, you’ll have to shut down and re-start your computer.

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