How to hide folder using DOS

Another question is how to hide folder without software using DOS. If you are wondering that it is not possible and if possible then not reliable then you are wrong, try to follow me as I have guide you in this post. You will see it is best free trick to hide your folders. Many users use different software to lock a folder or hide folder from others, there are many software and mostly of them are paid, so if you don’t afford paid software to hide or lock your private folders then this trick will work for you. I will teach you the process using DOS.

Hide Folder

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All you need to follow certain steps.

Suppose I have made a folder in my D drive, the folder name is My Private Folder

To hide the folder Click on Start Menu

  • Click Run or Press Windows + R
  • Then type following cmd and hit Enter
  • In Command Window type C:>attrib+s+h d:My Private Folder
  • The folder will hide. And you can’t even search that folder through search option.
  • To get back that folder, simply type this code in command window.
  • C:>attrib-s-h d:My Private Folder

NOTE: I have typed full path of my folder in red color for your understanding. You also required entering full path of folder. Suppose you save your folder in drive D > My Folder, Then your folder path should be d:My FolderMy Private Folder

Hope this will help you.


How to Speed Up Your Computer with Small Changes

Computer devices are not available at cheap prices all time. And we cannot buy them soon after purchase. Many of users are not happy with down the performance of their windows PC and decide to change it which is not easy for all. Users install different software and applications according to their requirements and most of time users feel a slight change in processing speed of computer after installation of heavy software. And some of these applications, software and Games take more time to open when double clicks, you can overcome this problem by reading this article. Most of users faced slow performance at the time while opening Menu. This trick will work to overcome this problem.

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Speed Up Computer

Here are some easy steps to be followed to overcome slow performance Menu

  • Open Regedit
  • It will open Registry Files
  • Double Click on “Key_current_user”
  • This will open Sub Folders
  • Now open Folder name “Control Panel”
  • Right Click on Desktop, A box will open,
  • In that box Click on string value.
  • Change the name of value as “Menushowdelay”
  • Now double Click on Menushowdelay, Now type (0) zero in numeric.
  • Now SAVE the work
  • And restart your system.

You will find a huge change while open menu.



How to Enable and Disable Task Manager

Enable Task Manager

Windows Task Manager is a task manager application which comes with the Microsoft Windows NT family’s operating systems. Windows Task Manager provides detailed information about running applications on computer, current processes and computer performance along with CPU usage; it will also provide information of commit charge and memory information, network activity and statistics, logged-in users, and system services. The Task Manager can also be used to set process priorities, processor affinity, forcibly terminate processes, and shut down, restart, hibernate or log off from Windows. The task list was capable of listing currently running processes and killing them, or creating a new process. In Windows XP only, a Shutdown menu is also present that allows access to Standby, Hibernate, Turn off, Restart, Log Off and Switch User.

In this topic you will learn how you can enable and disable task manager in Windows. Although there are several ways to enable or disable windows task manager. I will guide you easiest way by typing commands. The process is tested on Windows Xp and Windows 7

Enable Task Manager


To enable Task Manager please follow the steps:

  • Click on Start Menu
  • Click Run and type following command.
    REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


  • Then press OK.
  • You all done.

Disable Task Manager


To Disable Task Manager please follow the steps:

  • Click Start Menu
  • Click Run and type following command.
    REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


  • Task manager will be disable.

Where difference between above commands are on and off commands by using 1 and 0



How to Uninstall Software using DOS

Sometime working with software or applications we need to install and uninstall different software and applications. We used Add or install option in windows in order to uninstall. Sometimes due to a bug in software or in our window we may unable to install software or applications properly, and this may cause serious disturbance for our machine and for our brain too. So if you have installed software on your computer and for any reason it gives you issues, the best thing to do is to uninstall it, and if you are facing problem then I will guide you how to resolve that problem.

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In this case Windows will help you with a special feature called Safe Mode. Basically, in Safe Mode you will be able to troubleshoot your computer in order to fix issues. However, if you need to uninstall and remove some software, you have to know that this kind of “limited state” Mode has the Windows Installer Service completely disabled. Let’s see how to turn it on and uninstall everything… even in the Safe Mode configuration. Windows Installation Service is responsible for the installation and uninstallation procedure. If you try to access it in Safe Mode you will get the following message: “The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your Support Personnel for assistance”.

How To Uninstall Big Software 

The following tutorial will teach you how to turn on the Windows Installation Service in Safe Mode:

  • Click Start
  • In the Search field, type regedit and press Enter.
  • Enter the following registry key: HKey_Local_Machine >>SYSTEM >> CurrentControlSet Control >> SafeBoot >> Minimal
  • Right-click on the Minimal key and from the menu select New Key.
  • Now name the new key MSIService and change the value to Service by double-clicking it.

NOTE: If you are in the Safe Mode with Network Mode, repeat the above steps for the following registry key: HKey_Local_Machine >> SYSTEM >> CurrentControlSet >> Control SafeBoot >> Network
The newly created MSIService will make available the Windows Installation Service in Safe Mode. However, I want to remind you that it is necessary to turn the new service on.
To do it follow the steps:

  • Exit regedit, click Start and in the Search field type: services.msc and press Enter.
  • From the list, locate Windows Installer. Right-click it and select Start.

If the procedure to turn on Windows Installer doesn’t work try this one:

  • Click Start.
  • In the search field, type cmd. Do not press Enter.
  • Right click the Command DOS icon and click the Run it as Administrator link.
  • In the command prompt, type net start msiserver.

After the whole process, restart your computer. Now uninstall your required software



How to Find Unseen Symbols

Although this is a very simple trick to find unseen symbols using your windows numeric pad but it is very handy if you want to use symbols in your short names. A lot of social media users uses symbols to create their short names or signs.

windows hidden symbols

You can get different symbols by using Alt key alone with numeric key pad.

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Remember you can only use numeric key pad to get symbols.

Here are some examples of symbols.


You can type this symbol by pressing Alt + 1+ 1

You can type this symbol by pressing Alt + 2 +1

You can type this symbol by pressing Alt + 2 + 3

Ϛ You can get this symbol by pressing Alt + 9 + 8 + 7

η You can get this symbol by pressing Alt + 9 + 5 + 1

You can get this symbol by pressing Alt + 6 + 5 + 4


These are only dummies you can also get many of beautiful and unseen symbols with different combinations of Alt + Numeric pad keys.



How To Make Windows Firewall User Friendly

Maximum users using Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7 etc., But they used different third party software as a firewall. It’s interesting because they never believe on built in firewall in windows. It’s amazing; question is why this is so?

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Because Microsoft has not included any tutorial on how we can configure Windows Firewall to allow or block things. And also there is neither any third party software is available to control or configure Microsoft Windows Firewall.

Reason Behind:

  • Windows Firewall Configuration which is set by default is not secure.
  • And also there is no setup available to make it secure and usable.
  • Bad user interface: as no one knows from where it can modify or set up rules according to our requirements.
  • Insecure accessibility: as multiple malicious can disable it easily.
  • For an instance till now this is useless.

Make Windows Firewall User Friendly:

People didn’t know good features inside built in firewall of Microsoft Windows. According to our findings we believe Windows firewall is good to use and provide us a better security. It can be user friendly by making some changes and installing a third party software which will enable all hidden good features of built in firewall.

You all need to install Tiny firewall softwar on your computer which is freely available over internet to enable those features.

After installation you will find Microsoft Firewall is better than other third party firewall software. There are lot of good features are included which are required and sufficient to fulfill our needs. Now we will control multiple settings with multiple options and great thing is we can also set firewall start and end time according to different application and software.


How to get Hidden Themes and Wallpapers in Windows 7

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share an interesting and informative stuff with you. Today’s topic is how we can get hidden Themes and Wallpapers in Windows 7.

As you know while Windows 7 is being installed on your computer, during installation you will asked to choose Time, Date and Country. The installer then installs automatically, Themes and Wallpapers according to your selection.

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For Example, if you select your Country, United States of America then installer will install themes and wallpapers according to United States of America. And after installation you will find wallpapers and themes which are related to United States of America.

There are themes available for these countries.

  1. Canada
  2. United States of America
  3. United Kingdom
  4. South Africa
  5. Australia

Get Free Windows Hidden Themes

To open or install those Themes and Wallpapers

  • Click on Start Menu
  • In Search Box, type following code




A folder will open

  • Select any theme available in those folders.
  • After double clicked any time you can see that theme also in your personalization.

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Remember: If you do not belong to these above countries and you choose your own country like Pakistan, India, China, New Zealand etc., then installer will select themes of United States of America by default.



How to Hide User Accounts from the Welcome Screen

There are two options if you want to hide User Accounts from Welcome Screen, and this trick will work for Windows 7 and Winodws Vista. As you know, on boot up, Windows 7 and Vista gives you a Welcome screen with a list of user accounts created on the computer. Such a list is available only in the case such accounts have been password-protected. If you don’t like to display your user accounts and want to hide from others or in order to protect your privacy, then you are on right place to learn a trick to display only the fields to inster the username and password, in perfect Windows XP style. Here are steps you may follow if you want to hide user accounts from welcome screen in Windows Vista and Widows 7. 1.

hide user account

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 Hide User Account

  • Click Start
  • In the Search field, type regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Open the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftware MicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionPolicies System. (If having some problem then see the video below)
  • In the right side, double click the DontDisplayLastName and set its value to 1 (one)
  • Click OK to confirm
  • Restart the computer for the change to take effect

In case above trick not worked on your system then you have second option in order to hide user accounts from welcome screen:

Alternate way to Hide User Acoount in Windows

  • Click Start
  • In the Search field, type regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Go to your Windows registry and open this key: HKEY_Local_Machine SOFTWAREMicrosoft Windows NTCurrentVersion SpecialAccountsUserList
  • Now, right-click the UserList folder located on the left pane and from the menu, select New –>> DWORD (32-bit) Value
  • Name the new DWORD as the username you want to hide and click OK
  • Restart the computer for the changes to take effect

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Now you will see user accounts will disapear from Welcome Screen.