Tips & Tricks
A friend of mine wanted to transfer his data from a USB drive to my PC but the USB had no visible files. It was showing that it had few GBs of data in it but all it contained were few shortcuts. Antivirus program detected few viruses from that USB which were deleted. Furthermore I scanned and cleaned the USB drive by using some other antivirus tools (AdwCleaner, JRT, Spybot S&D, TDSSKiller and more). The USB was still not showing any data. It however displayed a hidden folder with no name. The folder had no name and it was showing zero size. Virus created a folder without name and transferred all the USB data in that folder. I had cleaned the USB. Now all I had to do is to retrieve that hidden data from USB drive. Here is how to do it.
Windows Operating System (OS) based computers generally have logical divisions on their hard drives known as partitions. These partitions work as an individual hard drive, and hence provide you an environment to store and organize your data according to its usability. Normally, Windows users keep their Operating System files on one partition and other useful data on another.
Linux systems are more capable to read or recover partially corrupt drives as compared to Windows. Many people who have experienced both the systems have stated it. A general consideration is Windows is feature-rich, technical, and robust in comparison; however, its capability to deal with half-corrupt devices lets the users down. Here, we will go in details in the following section, continue reading to know the exact scenario.
Recently I faced a problem with my internet speed. I was able to connect to the internet every time but I had to wait for almost 10 to 20 minutes or more to browse any website. I tried with different web browsers (Safari, Firefox, IE, Chrome) but the result was the same. I thought it was the problem with my internet provider and checked the internet device and made sure that the internet connection was working fine. I was able to use same internet connection on different computers without any problem. The problem was with this particular laptop (with Windows 7 installed) that I was using. I scanned the system by using several antivirus programs and even by using security tools to find if any malware, spyware, trojan or other viruses are present that might be using internet resources but I found no virus.
You can record the video or download the entire video and then edit or cut it into parts as you desire with the help of a good video editing software in PC but that needs time and some skills. It might also need some bucks to buy that software. It sounds good if you regularly edit video but if it is not what you do in your daily life then you need a free online tool that does the job easily. Downloading videos from YouTube and other video streaming websites is easy. Many software and online tools allow just that. What if you want to download a portion of video from YouTube and not the whole video? What about downloading video in your preferred format? Record, slice, convert and download nearly any audio or video URL to common formats by using these online tools.
uTorrent is the faster way to share and download large size files. You can create torrent and transfer large file by using uTorrent easily. How many times have you observed that you download a healthy torrent but with time it loses seeds and downloading speed? Torrent download speed depends on available seeds and some other adjustable parameters in uTorrent software. By default, uTorrent is set to download any file at normal bandwidth allocation and with less connections. You can edit the uTorrent preferences to alter default values to give it a boost. This can be controlled by the following way.
Web browser tabs can prioritize the usage and reading preference for different web pages and you can leave other pages opened to process or view later. If FireFox closes unexpectedly, you can restore previous session of browser tabs. It even asks you to restore previous windows session on restart. While its safe but it keeps user and the computer lazy as user always thinks that the opened websites will not be lost and he can retrieve those later. But opened tabs require a lot of computer’s memory. Also what about accessing those tabs from different locations on different computers? You can access your browser tabs from your own PC but what about when you want to access your opened tabs from anywhere else? If we can get this feature then won’t it give us some more freedom in accessing our favorite online pages all the time? Firefox has got built-in ‘tabs save and restore feature’ but Chrome has not got it at a good level. Sometimes Chrome lets me restore previous opened tabs but most of the time it does not. You can also open same browser tabs in Google Chrome, that are opened in FireFox. So here is the solution to save and restore FireFox and chrome tabs from anywhere on any PC. It is a great way to backup open tabs.
Windows Live Messenger has been discontinued from Microsoft and now Windows users can use Skype to use Skype and/or Windows Live Messenger. If you try to sign in by using your Windows Live Messenger, it will only display a prompt to update instead of bringing you online. Microsoft is enforcing this change for Windows users but there are still some who love Windows Live Messenger and will not shift too soon to Skype. If you would like to use old Windows Live Messenger then here is a way to disable update notification for Windows Live Messenger and use the same old Live Messenger instead of upgrading it to Skype.