10 Computer Tricks for Windows
Every Geek Must Know

The never ending Digital World

This Digital World has never ending tips and tricks for computer, mobiles and network, every day we get updated from new technologies and ideas. These tricks help us to work in a smart and very intuitive way. Today we're going to share some important and unique tricks which will make your computer operating experience faster and better. It might be possibility that you already knew some of the tricks but you'll definitely get out of the box.


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  1. Make Super Hidden Files/Folders
  2. There's no Magic of extra ordinary activity behind the super hidden files/folders in windows but it is an attribute of file system which is rarely known by normal users. These attributes are made to hide some operating system's file which is not important for normal users but you can use it to HIDE YOUR PERSONAL FILES too.

    Steps to make your files SuperHidden:

    Open Command Promt (By tying CMD in run command) > type attrib +h +s D:\milan.txt. See below screenshot:

    how to makes files super hidden

    There are two ways to view your SuperHidden Files/Folders:

    • GUI (Graphic User Interface) MODE:
    • Go to Tools (Press Alt if you can't see Tools) > Folder Options > View > Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) > OK.
      See below screenshot:


    • CLI (Command Line Interface) MODE:
    • Open Command Promt (By tying CMD in run command) > type attrib -h -s D:\milan.txt. See below screenshot:

  3. Secure your PC with SYSKEY (No one can crack)
  4. When talking about windows login password, every one tthere'are many options available. But SYSKEY is one of the most secure way to lock your pc that no one can unlock even after using 3rd party applications. SYSKEY is a process to encrypt security database.

    Process to Enable/Disable SYSKEY:

    Open Run command type syskey, press enter > click on UPDATE button > check Password Startup > enter password and OK. See screenshot below:

    Now everytime you'll get a syskey promt everytime you boot your system. Keep you system and data secure from unwanted persons.

  5. Know the GodMode of your computer
  6. Microsoft Windows Operating System has always been favourite among most of the PC users. The reason is ease of access - User Interface Experience.

    GodMode is one of the most useful twiks for system adminis and geeks. It is a set of administrative and utility tools, control panel settings which is arranged in a single folder for the ease of access.

      How to Activate GodMode?

      Create a Folder > Name it
      GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
      Press Enter and Open it. See screenshot below:

      how to activate godmode
  7. View saved password of FB from browser
  8. This trick is useful if you forgot your saved facebook password in browser. Please see steps below

    view-saved-facebook-password
  9. Use Your Web Browser as a Notepad
  10. Now you don't need to open notepad when using chrome browser. Just type below syntax in browser's url and press enter:

    use-chrome-browser-as-a-notepad
  11. Batch Program Hacks
  12. Why does it make it so dangerous? Simply because this allows a remote attacker to run code on the vulnerable computer and use that code to plant ransomware without any human and local action. This never before seen behavior makes it the perfect tool to attack specific environments or infrastructures, such as servers running a vulnerable version of the Server Message Block (SMB protocol).

  13. Create Password Reset Disk
  14. You know there're many blog posts for - How to reset password without knowing old one? Just imagine you have given your laptop/pc to someone for some instance and that person is aware of changing password without knowing old one. What will happen? You'll find your own pc locked! Isn't it wiered, but don't panic. I'll give you easy solution for this. Microsoft Windows has so many useful utilities to make your computing experience better, the need is to know them properly.

    Steps to Create a Password Reset Disk:

    Go to Control Panel > User Accounts > On the left side Create a Password Reset Disk > Enter Current Password > Proceed > Finish.

    Note: You need a Pen Drive/Floppy Disk while creating a password reset disk.

    Keep this Pen Drive safe and stay cool because you can reset your password anytime even if someone has changed your password. See below screenshot to create a password reset disk:

    create-a-password-reset-disk

    How to Reset Password:

    Go to login window by pressing Win + L > Enter a Wrong Password > You'll get a Reset Password Link > Insert your PenDrive (which was used to create a password reset disk) > Choose your PenDrive from dropdown menu > Proceed to Reset Password.
    See below screenshot to reset your password:

    unlock-windows-10-with-reset-disk

  15. Some Useful Windows Command (CMD)
  16. Windows command promt interface and its commands seems boring at first glance, but it is really interesting and even faster that GUI interface. You'll love its interface once you get familier. Have a look at few important commands:

    1. Save a Command's Output to a File
    2. It is really ipmortant command which allows you to save your output to save as a notepad file.
      For example, you might execute systeminfo > d:\report.txt to save the information provided by the systeminfo command to that file.

    3. Change Attribute of File/Folder (Hide/Unhide)
    4. You might be aware of hidden files/folder, but do you have idea about super hidden/sytem hidden files?
      You can make your files SuperHidden now, For example,
      attrib d:\report.txt +h +s Here +H used to make files hidden and +S used to make files system hidden.
      Again to unhide, do the reverse process attrib d:\report.txt -h -s

    5. Fsutil (file createnew and hardlink)
    6. Fsutil command is created to manage file and filesystem by Microsoft. But you can use it in many different manner. Like if you want to create a blank 20 mb .txt files. Use this command fsutil file createnew d:\fsutil.txt 20000000.

      I found one of the most important fsutil command to create a HardLink. Hardlink is a command under fsutil which allows you to create a backup TXT file for the original file(.txt). Use the below command to create a hardlink:
      fsutil hardlink create d:\backup.txt d:\source.txt. See below screenshot, how to create hardlink:
      how-to-create-fsutil-hardlink

      Note: When creating hardlink, source file should be created already.

    7. Opens Current Directory in Explorer
    8. Fsutil command is created to manage file and filesystem by Microsoft. But you can use it in many different manner. Like if you want to create a blank 20 mb .txt files. Use this command fsutil file createnew d:\fsutil.txt 20000000.

  17. Important Commands (.MSC, .CPL) & Keyboard Shortcuts
  18. Windows Operating System is full of Administrative Services and Utility Tools, Microsoft has given you a wide range of customizitation. You can alter a single visible element in Windows OS. Here's few administrative commands which allows you to work like an Admin/SuperUser:

    List of Important Run Commands:


    Control Panel

    control

    Uninstall or Change a Program

    appwiz.cpl

    Power Configuration

    powercfg.cpl

    Date and Time Properties

    timedate.cpl

    Display - Screen Resolution

    desk.cpl

    Regional Settings (International)

    intl.cpl

    Sound Properties (Multimedia System Settings)

    mmsys.cpl

    Internet Properties (Internet Control Panel)

    inetcpl.cpl

    Security Center (Windows Security Center UI)

    wscui.cpl

    System Properties

    sysdm.cpl

    Windows Firewall

    firewall.cpl

    Registry Editor

    regedit

    Windows Services (local)

    services.msc

    Remote Desktop Connection

    mstsc

    Task Manager

    taskmgr

    Disk Manager

    diskmgmt.msc

    Log Off Windows

    logoff

    Shuts Down Windows

    shutdown

    Calculator

    calc

    Command Prompt

    cmd

    Notepad

    notepad

    Licensing Manager

    llsmgr.exe

    Create a shared folder Wizard

    shrpubw

    Direct X Troubleshooter

    dxdiag

    Clean Manager - Disk Cleanup Utility

    cleanmgr

    Windows Installer Details

    msiexec

    On Screen Keyboard

    osk

    System Information

    msinfo32

    Volume Control

    sndvol

    Shows Windows Version

    winver

    Compare Files

    comp

    MS-Dos FTP

    ftp

    Driver Verifier Utility

    verifier

    Migration Wizard - Files and Settings Transfer Tool

    migwiz

    File Signature Verification Tool

    sigverif

    Fonts

    fonts

    Private Characters Editor

    eudcedit

    List of important .MSC (Microsoft System Configuration) Commands:


    AD Domains and Trusts

    domain.msc

    Active Directory Management

    admgmt.msc

    AD Sites and Services

    dssite.msc

    AD Users and Computers

    dsa.msc

    ADSI Edit

    adsiedit.msc

    Authorization manager

    azman.msc

    Certification Authority Management

    certsrv.msc

    Certificate Templates

    certtmpl.msc

    Cluster Administrator

    cluadmin.exe

    Computer Management

    compmgmt.msc

    Component Services

    comexp.msc

    Configure Your Server

    cys.exe

    Device Manager

    devmgmt.msc

    DHCP Management

    dhcpmgmt.msc

    Disk Defragmenter

    dfrg.msc

    Disk Manager

    diskmgmt.msc

    Distributed File System

    dfsgui.msc

    DNS Management

    dnsmgmt.msc

    Event Viewer

    eventvwr.msc

    Indexing Service Management

    ciadv.msc

    IP Address Manage

    ipaddrmgmt.msc

    Licensing Manager

    llsmgr.exe

    Local Certificates Management

    certmgr.msc

    Local Group Policy Editor

    gpedit.msc

    Local Security Settings Manager

    secpol.msc

    Local Users and Groups Manager

    lusrmgr.msc

    Network Load balancing

    nlbmgr.exe

    Performance Monitor

    perfmon.msc

    PKI Viewer

    pkiview.msc

    Public Key Management

    pkmgmt.msc

    Quality of Service Control Management

    acssnap.msc

    Remote Desktop

    tsmmc.msc

    Remote Storage Administration

    rsadmin.msc

    Removable Storage

    ntmsmgr.msc

    Removable Storage Operator Requests

    ntmsoprq.msc

    Routing and Remote Access Manager

    rrasmgmt.msc

    Resultant Set of Policy

    rsop.msc

    Schema management

    schmmgmt.msc

    Services Management

    services.msc

    Shared Folders

    fsmgmt.msc

    SID Security Migration

    sidwalk.msc

    Terminal Server Configuration

    tscc.msc

    Terminal Server Licensing

    licmgr.exe

    Terminal Server Manager

    tsadmin.exe

    Teminal Services RDP

    MSTSC

    Windows Mangement Instumentation

    wmimgmt.msc

    WINS Server manager

    winsmgmt.msc

  19. Turn your PC into Wi-Fi Hotspot (Witout any software)
  20. You don't need any third-party apps to create a Wi-Fi hotspot to share your PCs internet, you can easily do so from the Command Prompt.

    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Hotspotname key=password Once enabled, you can start the Wi-Fi hotspot by entering the command netsh wlan start hostednetwork or stop it by entering the command netsh wlan stop hostednetwork.

    You will also need to share your internet connection to this hotspot for everyone to use. Go to "Network and Sharing" option from the "Control Panel" and then click on "Change adaptor settings" in the left panel.

    Here, right click on the internet connection you are using and click on "Properties". In the properties, go to sharing tab and check the option "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection" to share your internet connection.

    Note: Using Administrator privileges for CMD is must to run this command otherwise it will show an error.

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