Sunday, August 23, 2009

INCREASE CAPACITY OF YOUR FLASH DRIVE

INCREASE CAPACITY OF YOUR FLASH DIRVE BY CHANGING ITS FORMAT TO NTFS

There are many kinds of File Systems such as FAT, FAT 32 and NTFS but one of the main advantage of the NTFS file system that it has a compression option. Which means if you copy a File with the Size of 50MB in a Drive with Compression enabled NTFS File System it may take only 30MB.


The file system of Pen Drives are usually FAT and if you don’t Have the NTFS option on your Pen Drive’s provided software then do the following:
1. Go to Start ->Run -> cmd and press enter.
2. Type convert X: /FS:NTFS ( Where X is your Pen Drive Letter)





The File System is now converted to NTFS. Now its time to enable compression:


1. Go to My Computer and Right Click on your Pen Drive Icon and select Properties.
2. Select Compress Drive to Save Disk Space and then OK.





3. Then Select Apply To Sub Folders and Files and select ok ( if Asked)





All Done, the free space of the pen drive will increase and if you copy anything in the drive it will take less space.

MAKING A SHUTDOWN ICON ON YOUR DESKTOP

This tutorial will teach you how to make an icon on your desktop that, if clicked, will shut down your computer. This is great to easily shut down your computer without having to go to the start menu and all that.

1. Right click your desktop.
2. Go to New >> Shortcut.
3. In the field, type in:
shutdown -s -t 0
4. Name your icon: "Shut Down" or whatever you prefer.


CUSTOMIZING THE COMMAND

* You can replace "0" with the number of seconds you want after you click the icon for it to shut down your computer.
* You can add this text to make a message pop up when the icon is activated:

-c "REPLACE THIS TEXT WITH WHATEVER YOU WANT"
(with quotes)

***CHANGING THE ICON***
1. Right click the Shut Down icon.
2. Click "Properties".
3. Click "Change Icon".
4. Browse for an Icon you are happy with.
5. Select the icon of your choice >> OK >> OK