Ever wondered to convert a simple folder into control panel folder, recycle bin folder or even internet explorer? By using this technique which i am going to tell you you can change any folder icon and its behavior. Following is a method by which u can convert any folder into either Control Panel, Recycle Bin, My Computer or Internet Explorer. This can be done by adding their respective registry keys to the folder’s name. After this the folder will behave, either like Control Panel, Recycle Bin, My Computer or Internet Explorer will open according to your choice. It will be treated by Windows as a link to any of these four choices. The folder will remain intact with all its data and no one can access that folder via Windows. It can only be accessed via Command Prompt or some third party app. This method is also good to hide your personal data in that masked folder. Isn’t this cool that there is a second my computer icon at your desktop which brings My Computer when somebody clicks it, but infact its your private folder hiding some personal data.

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Someone asked about the following problem:

I read your article at: Disguise Any Folder to Recycle Bin. I have sort of a reverse problem. While right clicking on a folder to change the icon from default manila folder type, to a tree icon, I accidentally clicked on the recycle bin icon next to the tree icon, and it changed my 20 gig folder to a recycle bin and is hiding the files, while at the same time, it acts as a bin for recycled files. My files are there, because when I do right click/properties now, it starts spooling hundreds of megabytes, but the files can’t be seen or accessed. I can’t change the icon back, because right clicking and selecting properties on the recycle bin it created, does not give an option to change the icon, like a normal folder does. Any way to fix this?

Well the solution is really simple. You have to do two things.

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by on June 24th, 2009

Problem: When you click at a drive or folder, it opens in a new window.
Cause: This is either settings issue for explorer or malware/virus attack.
Solution: There are couple of solutions for this problem.

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ahsan computer virusIf your my computer icon has changed to “Ahsan’s Computer” and recycle bin icon to G.W.Bush. That’s the Ahsan’s Computer Virus. All executable files fail to run. It continually checks floppies / floppy disk, You can not install antivirus, Current antivirus gets corrupted and if you type antivirus in internet explorer, it gets closed. You can’t do anything, it irritates you in every 5 seconds. If you will reinstall the operating system and when you will open your hard disk drives, you will get infected again.

No antivirus runs for it, no new installation works. Everything turns to Ahsan’s name and you can not do anything. Computer programs just become a mess. Ahsan’s Computer Virus disables registry editor and disables the Run command. The virus creates a file named “HOMEVIDEO.AVI.EXE” and “CSRSS.EXE” on all the available drives. CSRSS.EXE is basically a worm called AHLEM.A. There has been funny names in the background of this problem as well e.g. ahsan manan khan butta virus, ASHAN & KABIRWALA VIRUS along with ahsan virus or Ahsan Computer Worm etc. Lets get rid of this Ahsan’s Computer Virus.

How to get rid of Ahsan’s Computer Virus

There are many solutions out there. You will have to delete registry keys associated with the name ahsan, delete some hidden files from every hard disk drive of your PC, delete running processes related to Ahsan from task manager being in safe mode. You can do it manually or you can just download some software to do that, which I am going to recommend.

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