There are at least three solutions, how to map drive letter or directory to a local folder, available in Windows. All are discussed in this article along with some side problems and examples on how each solution can be used.
You may notice, that many MP3 players (both Windows programs -- not tested on other OSs -- as good as external hardwares) are making their file lists in some strange order. This may not be a big deal, when talking about music (though, when listening to a particular album, you may get yourself pissed-off as well), but became a really pain in the ass, if we're talking about audiobooks.
When you right-click Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar in Windows 7, you can see list of recent items (i.e. recently opened folders) with an option to pin some of them permanently. On some Windows 7 systems user may experience issues with recent items and pinned entries list not being displayed, missing or cleared without reason. New items cannot be added to these lists.
...are possible! All you need to do is to use
mklink /d "D:\Photos" "\\SERVER\Photos\Family\Dad"
After installing Service Pack 1 over your Windows 7 (or some other update "around") you may find, that some of your folders has now a strange name. This happen mostly in non-English versions of Windows 7.
To fix this problem, turn displaying of hidden files on, locate
desktop.ini file, edit it and remove
LocalizedResourceName key from it or delete entire
desktop.ini file at all.
If found an interesting tip on how to get listing of your folder as text, that you can copy to any document or email, without need to manually write all folder and file names. It requires console window and... Word.
The magic word is
Create a new folder in any folder you like (make it root folder on your first drive or deeply hidden secret dir) and use exactly above string as folder's name. Folder's icon will change to confirm that you've succeeded.
Double clicking this folder -- instead of showing contents of empty directory -- will give you an access to a really impressive list of shortcuts to most powerful and hidden features of Windows 7.
Happy hacking, folks!
When installing Windows XP Professional on FujitsuSiemens AmiloPro V2060 laptop in most cases it will turn out, that the hard disk is not found. This is because many Windows XP Installation CDs do not contain drivers for the Intel SATA HDD support, that is available in AmiloPro family of FujitsuSiemens laptops. This article may help in this situation.
A lot of people uses the same notebook to access Internet from many places or networks. For example from home and office. If all these networks are using DHCP-assigned IP addresses and network parameters or if you're using different medium (i.e. One at home, wireless at work) then there is no problem. However, if both networks uses static parameters over the same medium, then the only option you're left is manually changing network parameters, as Windows does not allow you to create more than one connection for single hardware (network medium). Hopefully, you can easy your life with a set of simple batch scripts.