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Friday, 12-Nov-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Window Tip---Creating a List From Folders

 
Think I mentioned before that I am a packrat when it comes to software, music or graphic files. I've often wished to discover software that would create lists of folder contents. Never did I know that software has been on my computer this whole time!

Window tip of the day:

Creating a List From Folders

This article describes how to create or print a list of files in a folder at a command prompt or in Microsoft Outlook. This procedure may be useful when you view or print a list of the contents in a folder.

To create a text file that contains a list of the contents in a folder, use one of the following methods.
How to Create a File List at a Command Prompt
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt (or Command Prompt in Windows NT).
At a command prompt, locate the drive that contains the folder whose contents you want to list. For example, if you want to create a text file that contains a list of the contents of a folder on drive C, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
c:

At a command prompt, locate the folder whose contents you want to list. For example, if you want to create a text file that contains a list of the contents in the Windows folder on drive C, type the following commands at a command prompt, and press ENTER after you type each command:
cd\"
cd windows

Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER, where filename is the name of the text file that you are creating:
dir > filename.txt

For example, if you want to create a file named Windowsfolderlist.txt, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
dir > windowsfolderlist.txt

NOTE: The text file that you create is located in the folder that you are in when you follow these steps. In the earlier example, the Windowsfolderlist.txt file is located in the Windows folder.
Use a text editor, such as Notepad, to view or print this file.
NOTE: You cannot export or print a list of the files that are contained in a folder in Windows Explorer.
How to Print a File List in Outlook
Outlook contains file-management abilities, as well as e-mail message, calendar, and contact management. Microsoft Outlook 97 and Microsoft Outlook 98 contain this ability by default; Microsoft Outlook 2000 2002 users may have to install the Integrated File Management option to turn on file-management abilities. To install the Integrated File Management option in Outlook 2000:
In Microsoft Outlook, click Other Shortcuts on the shortcut bar.
Click My Computer.
Double-click the folder that you want to open.
On the File menu, click Print, click Table Syle.

Outlook prints a list of every file that is in that folder and includes the file size, date, and other attributes.
If Print is not an available option on the File menu, you can use the Print icon button or follow these steps:
On the File menu, click Setup.
Click Table Styles, click Print Preview, and then click Print.
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Outlook 2000
Microsoft Outlook 97
Microsoft Outlook 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Now if you use the tip I gave yesterday about saving .mht files you'll be able to save these instructions. Saving .mht files also works on message board pages...


Wednesday, 10-Nov-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Great Windows Tip!--Saving Pages

How to save in .mht
 
I wish I had known this tip a long time ago but I only ran across it yesterday. A very easy way to save a page for offline viewing is:

u]Windows Tip of the day:[/u
Saving Pages
1. At the top of your Windows bar select "File."
2. Then "Save As."
3. The Save Web Page menu opens...down where it says Save as type...
select.... "Web Archive, single file (*.mht)."
4. You can then save it to where ever you chose.

The .mht files do not need special viewers so this is a great way to share pages by emailing to friends. The links are also active in the saved format. And it's perfect for off line viewing. It's a must for tutorials or projects for school or work that you have to research. I haven't tried this yet where pages with right clicking is disabled but I will and pass on the results. If you do not have this option of saving with your browser you can purchase software which will allow you to do so.
The site for that is: http://www.spidersoft.com/winmht/default.asp

Site of the week:
Backflip Com

This site enables you to view all your favorite links and to share them. You can select which ones are shared. It's nice to have in case of a melt down. I plan to do this with all of my links and post access to it through my fotopage.

Here is the link:
http://www.backflip.com/

They have a button which can be added to the top of your Windows bar but I did not use it because often anything added in that manner is spyware. Instead I made a shortcut on my desktop and drug and dropped it to the Windows top bar in my "Links" section. This allows me to have the same quick access to add webpages but by passing their spyware.

Quote of the day:
Never look down on someone, unless you are helping them up.
...author unknown.





Tuesday, 9-Nov-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Need for Speed?

 
Does your computer take forever to boot up or is it running really slow? One of the problems could be that you have too many programs running at startup or in the background. There are numerous progams which allow you to moniter your startup but they take resources to run. A simple way my brother taught me is ...

1. Go to your start button
2. Select "Run"
3. Type in msconfig (exactly as you see it)....then select "OK".
4. Then at the top of the System Configuration Utility on the far right...select..."Startup."
5. Uncheck any programs you are certain you do not need running. If you are uncertain what something is then it's best to leave it alone.

I took a pic of what I need basically in mine for Windows to run properly. That way if anything unfamiliar is added I can uncheck it with confidence. This is a very handy tip if you encounter those dang browser hijackers!

When I install progams, (except for my anitvirus), I always deselect the option of having it run automatically at bootup.

Quote of the day
"Love is giving someone the power to break your heart but trusting them enough that they won't."
....author unknown.


Monday, 8-Nov-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Making Your Own Icons

 
Be creative: Give the shortcuts on your desktop more personality by designing your own icons.

Window Tip of the day:
Want to create your own icons?

On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Paint.
On the Image menu, click Attributes.
Enter 32 pixels in Height and Width.
Create an icon using the paintbrush or pencil tools.
Name and save your icon.

To replace an existing icon on your desktop with your new one:Right-click the shortcut on your desktop and then click Properties.
Click Change Icon.
Click Browse.
Locate the folder containing the icon you created.
The icon you created will now replace the original on the desktop.

Quote of the Day:
Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are
about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press
on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone
a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you
have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry
and too noble for anger.
...author unknown


Sunday, 7-Nov-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
The Gathering

The Gathering
Angel and I contemplated the differences of these two bees. Both are clearly gathers but why would the one sport orange and not the other? Is it male and female? If there are any biologist out there please inform me...

Window Tip of the Day:
If you forget your Win9x password, just press Escape at the password box, bring up the MS-DOS Prompt and enter dir *.PWL at the WINDOWS folder to find your .PWL files. Delete the one with your name in front of it. Restart your system and enter a new password when prompted.

Quote of the Day:
"Perseverance is not a long race;
it is many short races one after another."
...author unknown.


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