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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Delete An "undeletable" File

Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.

Or you can try this

Open Notepad.exe

Click File>Save As..>

locate the folder where ur undeletable file is

Choose 'All files' from the file type box

click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box

put a " at the start and end of the filename
(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)

click save,

It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal.


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

FreeSMS app: Send Free SMS to India

This post is dedicated to one of my close friend Ayush Pateria. He recently developed an android app called FREESMS which enables user to send free sms using his phone via free sms sites like Way2sms.
I’ve used this app & my rating is 4 out of 5. This really sounds good. He’s my classmate & we both are in 10th standard right now. The interest of this grows as much as we get into it!
Here is the total review for this app. Hope you find it useful.
Description of the app-
You can send unlimited free sms to any mobile in India direct from your android phone. The app is Quick, simple and clean.
You can send sms from free gateways like:
# Way2SMS
# FullonSMS
# Site2SMS
# 160by2
# YouMint

What you need?
The app is for android devices, therefore android phone or tablet is a must.
Besides this, you just need to have a working internet connection. No SMS charges will be applied. You can send unlimited SMS in a day.
You need to have a verified account on any of the gateways mentioned above. To register an account just go to their respective websites.

Features of the app:
#QUICK & FAST- You can send multiple SMSes at one shot. That’s real quick, I’ve used this app.
# SAVES TIME-The app remembers your username, password and gateway ever or until you logout. This saves your time.
# SYNCRONISES WITH PHONEBOOK-You can get recipient’s mobile numbers from your mobile contacts. This app automatically synchronises with your phone’s contact book.
# GET FORWARD SMS-You can even choose your SMS from the in-built huge SMS collection of every occasion e.g., Valentine’s Day, Happy birthday.
#LIMIT- Character limit of a maximum of 260 characters (Site2SMS).
# your mobile number in sender ID (YouMint).
# Delivery within seconds.
# you even get Delivery Reports after sending text.
A special thing about this app is that all the complex operations like recognizing the response from gateway, formatting the message and numbers are all done on EXTRENAL SERVERS, thus saving a lot of your battery life and RAM. 
#“You will get a force close error if you try to open the app in offline state. So please make sure you are connected to internet. This problem will be fixed ASAP.”- Developer says.
#even when the service providers change the way to login, you can request it below in the comment box. We’ll get it done for you.
#this is not the official app and is not associated with the gateway in any manner.

Note from developer:
>> We never store your account details.
>>If you want more gateways to be added just comment below, I will provide your request to the app developer.
1>> Visit the Android Market on your phone.
2>> Search for “FreeSMS” app.
3>> Click on “Download” and install it on your phone.
or even you can visit this URL directly :


Get Your Own Home Server

Although this was taught to me by my brother, it's a bit old but works well!
In this tutorial you will learn how to step up your own server. This server will be comprised of Apache 1.3.5, PHP 4.2.0, and MySQL 3.23.49. This tutorial will address the basic setup of a server on your own computer. This means the removal of hassles of dealing with the company that is running a remote web server. It will be easy to modify. You can add anything you want to it, be it CGI/Perl, Zope, Roxen, etc, all by yourself. You will have unlimited disk space, well at least as big as your hard drive is =) Now that you know the advantages, it is time that I tell you what i used, and what you will need.

What I used
* Windows XP - NOTE that you WILL NEED Administrative Privileges. If you don't then get them somehow =)
* Apache 1.3.6 - I tried to use 2.0 but I could not get it work. I also feel that 1.3.6 is tried and true, so why mess with greatness.
* MySQL 3.23.49 - MySQL is the best PHP supported Database, and well love PHP don't we.
* PHP 4.2.1 - The greatest PHP release.

What you will need
* Apache 2 - Link: h**p://
* MySQL 3.23.49 - Link: h**p://
* PHP 4.2.0 - Link: h**p://
* Windows - This tutorial is ONLY written for new versions of Windows.

Once you have downloaded all the programs you are ready to continue.

1. Installing Apache

Installing Apache

The first step is to download Apache for Windows. Before you install it make sure that any other server software is removed.

For Network Domain put in localhost as for Server Name You want these both to be localhost because the server is running locally, on your computer. It doesn't matter what is in email field, just put in yours. No one will know it because it's just you.

For the sake of this tutorial it is better to just leave it as it is because, later in the tutorial I will show you how to start the server with one click of the mouse, and for the sake of ease, it will be easier for you to follow along. You can change it if you want, but you will have to realize where to substitute it. For me the root drive is E: but for you will probably be C:

Once you have all the jazz set up, it is time to install the server. Once you are ready click on install.

If all went well you just see a screen similar to this. Now it is time to test the install of apache. Click on Start > Program Files > Apache HTTP Server and look for start Start Apache in Console. Click it. Once it says Apache XXXXX running, press Windows Key + R and type -http://localhost/. If the install works you should see a page saying that it works. If all is set and done, continue to the next step.

2. Installing PHP
Once you have clicked on the executable, a screen should come up. Go ahead and click on next.

Of course you plan to abide be the license agreement, so click on I accept.... and click on next.

For this information, we will want the simple standard install. Chances are you if you are reading this tutorial, you will probably not even want to talk about advanced =)

Now the mail setup, just enter localhost, and These are not important, because you, the admin, are the only person that will use the server, and you will be the one handling errors.

We are going to want this install to work is Apache, so click on Apache, and move on.

Once you have all the jazz set up, it is time to install the server.

After the install is done you should get something that says you will have to manually configure apache to use php. Assuming you have a working Apache server installed, make sure that it is not running. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\conf\ open the httpd.conf file. Note that you can also get to the http.conf from the start menu. Start > Program File > Apache HTTP Server > Configure Apache Server > Edit the Apache httpd.conf Configuration File and the window will open up in notepad. Now hit Ctrl + End if you see something like what follows, you can skip this step. If you do not see that code, copy it. This code will only work if you used the default install folder when you installed php. If you did, copy that code and paste it into the end of the file. Select the code to right, and hit crtl + c , then go into the httpd.conf file and hit ctrl + v and save the file.

ScriptAlias /php/ "c:/php/"

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml

Action application/x-httpd-php "/php/php.exe"

Now that we have php installed, it is time to test it. Open up notepad and type the code to the right. Save it as phpinfo.php. Remember to set it as all files in the drop down menu, or the file will be a text file. Save in the Directory: C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs. htdocs is the directory where all the files go. You can create endless dir's and browse them. For Example E:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs\mydir\myfile.php could be accessed as http://localhost/mydir/myfile.php. Once you have that file saved. You will need to start the Server. Click: Start > Program File > Apache HTTP Server >; and look for something like Start Apache in Console. After you have found it, launch it. You should get a window saying that Apache is running. Now go to Start > Run > and type in -http://localhost/phpinfo.php. If you don't see anything, php is not installed correctly. If php is installed correctly, you will see a few large tables, displaying php's configuration. Now You are 1/2 done!
3. Installing MySQL
Once you have clicked on the executable, a screen should come up. Go ahead and click on next.

Just like before you should leave the default dir alone, so you will be able to follow along with me when I show you how to start and stop all the aspects of the server.

Stay with the typical installation. Just like before, if you don't have admin privileges, the install will be faulty. After you click next, the install will begin. After the install has finished, move on to the next step.

Now you have to set up the root account. The root account is the absolute admin of the system, the highest possible. Click on Start > Run and type cmd to open up the command prompt. You are going to have to navigate to where MySQL is installed. Type C: > Enter > cd mysql > Enter > cd bin > Enter. Now you have to tell setup the root settings. Type mysqladmin -uroot password InsertYourPasswordHere then hit enter.

phpMyAdmin is a free piece of software written in php that makes the administration of a mysql or many other types of databases easy. You will want to download (h**p:// latest version. Save it in the htdocs folder. Once it is done downloading it, right click on it and select Extract > To Here. When it is done you should end up with a directory in the htdocs folder called phpMyAdmin-2.2.6 to make it easier to access, rename it to phpMyAdmin. After you have renamed it, click on it and look for a file called Open it. This is where you set the configuration of phpMyAdmin. When you open it up, it should look similar to the image to your side. On yours there should be a few things missing. The $cfgPmaAbsoulteUrl and $cfgservers[$i]['password']. You will need to fill those in between the quotes. for the $cfgPmaAbsoulteUrl enter -http://localhost/phpMyAdmin/ if you followed my instructions to the letter. If you did not rename it or extracted to a different directory, put that in there. For the $cfgservers[$i]['password'] enter the password you entered when you were setting MySQL in the set above. You can refer to the image for help. After you have put the right things in save the file.

Now we want to test the install of mysql, php, phpmyadmin, and apache all at once. Start apache in console like we did before. Now, you are going to need to start mysql. For myself I made a file that would start mysql for me. Open notepad and type: start c:\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe --standalone and save that as Start MySQL.bat. Once you have saved it, click it. A window should open and then close. Mysql is now running on your computer. After mysql and apache are started go to run again and type -http://localhost/phpMyAdmin/index.php and if everything is installed correctly phpmyadmin should so up. You are almost done! Now we have the easy part =)

4. Finishing it all up

Wow! We made it through the whole process. Now we want to simplify the whole process of controlling the server. I made a toolbar with all the things I needed. I made a new folder on my desktop and called it Server Folder and put all the stuff there. I made a new shortcut and gave it a value of -http://localhost/ made a shortcut to the PHP Documentation page. Another shortcut to my php editor, which is now unavailable. The phpMyAdmin shortcut is set to -http://localhost/phpMyAdmin/index.php. I made another shortcut htdocs. I moved the Start Apache in Console program that was in the start menu folder and moved it to the server folder. You can take the Start Mysql file you made in the last page and move it to the new folder. After you have put all the desired things into that folder, right click on a blank space in stat menu task bar (where the program boxes lie) and select Toolbars > New Toolbar and navigate to the folder.
Now all you have to do is click Start Apache in Console, Start Mysql, and Lauch browser.

Here You Are Guys! :)