Monday, 31 October 2011

File Splitter and Joiner

FFSJ consists of two main programs: File Splitter and File Joiner. File Splitter enables you to split a large file into small chunks which are easy to be sent and stored, while File Joiner allows you to join these split parts together so that the original file is restored.

Features
FFSJ is...

Very fast: FFSJ can optimize disk-cache and memory usage, this makes FFSJ 3-5 times faster than HJ-Split, WinSplit, MasterSplitter in both splitting and joining tasks. Of course, it is much faster than any compression program.

Simple: FFSJ works well on all Windows platforms. FFSJ-Lite doesn't need any requirement of installations or complicated DLLs. FFSJ-Standard has only one simple installation package for integrating FFSJ into shell context menu.

Small: Both FFSJ-Lite and FFSJ-Standard editions are small enough to fit on a floppy disk.

Easy to use: FFSJ has a friendly user-interface, it can be used to split any file. FFSJ-standard can also create its shell context menus in order to perform splitting and joining tasks directly from Windows Explorer.

Easy to be integrated: Since v3.0, FFSJ published its command-line interface. End-users can split/join multiple files using a .BAT file. Developers can write their own interface (in any language) to perform splitting/joining tasks from their applications.


Secure: FFSJ uses an advanced encryption algorithm to make your data much more secure from unauthorized access. Since v2.9, MD5 checksum algorithm has also been integrated to verify data integrity.

Compatible: FFSJ can join parts produced by HJ-Split.

Free and Safe: FFSJ-Lite and FFSJ-Standard are free and clean, both editions do not contain any form of adwares, spywares, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


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User Manuals
FFSJ-Lite vs. FFSJ-Standard
FFSJ-Lite is only one .EXE file, it does not need to be installed, you can directly run FFSJ by double-clicking FFSJ.exe.

FFSJ-Standard = FFSJ-Lite + Shell Context Menu Plug-in. For Windows 2000/XP/Vista, you must log on as an administrator to install FFSJ-Standard. After installation, you can launch FFSJ from Shell Context Menu:



How to split a file?


1. Switch to the "Splitting" tab:





2. Select the source file. There are several ways to select the source file:

- Choose the source file from open dialog

- Drag a file from Windows Explorer and drop to the "Splitting" tab

- Edit source file name directly.

- If you have FFSJ-standard installed, you can right click a file and click "Split" from Shell context menu.

3. Setup parameters according to your preference: change output directory, change number of split parts, change part limit, etc.





4. Click "Split" button, enter your password if you want to encrypt the data, and wait until File Splitter completed the task. You will see the message:





5. Done.
How to join split parts together?

All split parts must have the same name, except for their extensions (.001, .002, .__a, .__b, etc.). Joining split parts is equivalent to restoring original file.

1. Switch to the "Joining" tab:





2. Select the first split part (.001 or .__a file). There are several ways to select the first split part:

- Choose the first part from open dialog

- Drag the first part from Windows Explorer and drop to the "Joining" tab


- Edit the first part name directly

- If you have FFSJ-standard installed, you can right click a split part and click "Join" from Shell context menu.

3. Check the list of split parts from drop-down list.




4. Setup parameters according to your preference: Change output file, specify your split parts are in different locations, etc.

5. Click "Join" button, enter the password if your split parts are password-protected, and wait until File Joiner complete the task. You will see the message:





6. Done.
How to get MD5 signature of a file?

1. Switch to "MD5 Checksum" tab:





2. Select a file to get MD5 signature. There are several ways:


- Choose a file from open dialog

- Drag a file from Windows Explorer and drop to the "MD5 Checksum" tab

- Edit the file name directly

- If you have FFSJ-standard installed, you can right click a file and click "MD5 Checksum" from Shell context menu.


3. Click "Get & Copy" button, and wait until File Checksum complete the task. You will see the message:





4. Done. MD5 signature has been copied to clipboard, you can paste MD5 signature to somewhere and keep this signature with your file.





Saturday, 29 October 2011

How To Speed Up Your Torrents Easily


Have you ever wondered why your direct downloading gives you more speed than your torrents? Do you want to know how to increase the downloading speed? The default settings of any torrent client will always gives you slow downloads because your client doesn’t know which type of connection you have. Every torrent client needs to be tweaked so as to increase the download speed. Today we will show you how to increase your torrent’s speed without using any any complex software, you’ll see the difference in downloading speed.

Here we are using utorrent v1.8 as an exemplary client with a 256k connection. We won’t waste more time, lets start changing the settings.
Connections Pane:





Change Your Network Settings


In Connections pane, Under “Port used for incoming connections”, enter any port number. It is best to use a port number above 10000. Mine is 17590 as shown in the pic.


Randomize Port Each Time Utorrent Start


This option randomizes the port each time utorrent starts, which is highly unnecessary, UNCHECK it.


Enable UPnP Port Mapping And NAT-PMP Port Mapping


If you are manually forwarding your port than keep it UNCHECKED, but if you dont know what port forwarding is or you’re not forwarding the port manually than CHECK it.


Add Utorrent To Windows Firewall Exceptions


UNCHECK it if your windows firewall is disabled, try disabling the Windows firewall whenever using torrents, because Windows firewall literally hates torrents, it won’t allow to increase the speed ever.
Bandwidth Pane:





Global Maximum Number of Connections


This option lets you “the number of connections made to your torrent”, it should not be set too low and not too high either, if you’ll set it too low, the torrent wont be able to connect with seeds and peers, if you set it too high it will cause too much bandwidth wastage. For 256K connection 130 is optimal. for other connections you can calculate it by this formula: upload speed x 80%


Maximum Number of connected peers per torrent


70 (for 256k) is optimal for other connections use this formula: upload speed * 1.3


Number of upload slots per torrent


Optimal setting for 256k connection is 3. To calculate your settings, try this formula: 1 + (upload speed / 6)


Use additional upload slots if upload speed <90%


it should be CHECKED.


Maximum Number Of Download Speed


It may sound interesting not to limit your download speed, but it greatly affects the downloading if set to unlimited. To calculate this setting use:


download speed * 90%
BitTorrent Pane:





Enable DHT Network


Its highly recommended to CHECK this option, it highly improves the speed.


Protocol Encryption


It is recommended to either select FORCED or ENABLE for this option, This can help increase speed in many ISPs.


Enable DHT for new torrents


CHECK it.


Enable Peer Exchange


CHECK it.


Ask Tracker For Scrape Information


CHECK it.


Enable Local Peer Discovery


CHECK it.


Limit Local Peer Bandwidth


UNCHECK it.
Advanced Pane:





Net.max_Halfopen


The default setting in Windows XP for maximum connections is 8 which is not optimal enough for torrents to connect to seeds and peers. The best way to increase the number of half open connections is to increase the value for 8 to 50 to 60, too high or too low will decrease the download speed drastically. We will have to apply a patch too to increase the default value (in Windows XP SP2 only), you can apply the patch from here, this patch will increase the half open connections on OS level.


NOTE: Windows update sometimes revert this setting back to default one, so its better to keep checking every now and then.


Peer.disconnect_inactive_interval


Increase the value from default 300 to 600, it also increases the download speed.
TCP Optimizer


Download this free software utility and apply the optimal settings, it will apply the most appropriate setting of your Internet connection. You can download this software from here.



Handling Firewall


If you use any firewall, Go to its Preference or Settings and find an option with tag ‘Allow list’ or ‘Programs’. Add utorrent or any client you’re using in allow list, save the settings when You’re done. In Windows firewall, you can add an exception of your torrent client too.



Port Forwarding


To learn how to forward ports manually, click here.
How To Configure Your Router
Go to start | run |type cmd, in command prompt type ipconfig, press enter.
Note down your ip address and default gateway.
Type in your default gateway into your browser’s address bar, a password prompt may come up. The default username and password are admin for some routers, if you use a username and password to connect try using that.
Under ‘Applications’ fill out one line for each p2p client you use
You need to use your ip address, the correct port range and set either tcp or udp
You can change the ports in the actual p2p client’s settings, just make sure they are the exactly same in the router too.
Save your settings.


I hope this article will help you to boost your torrents speed, if there is anything I missed, or you want to share some tips, don’t forget to leave a comment.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

How to hide files in a picture

1. Save a picture with .jpg format in your C drive.
2. Move your files to be hidden in a new folder and create .zip or .rar folder of the new folder in the C drive.
For example, I have created an image file with name "Danger.jpg" and the folder I need to hide is named as "Hide.zip"
3. Open command prompt ( Go to Start>>Run>>Type cmd and click OK)
4. Type CD/ to go to C drive (or CD "Desktop" if you have saved your files on desktop) and press enter.
CD

5. Type copy /b Danger.jpg + Hide.zip Danger.jpg and press Enter. (use .rar instead of .zip depending on the extension of your folder)
Format: copy/b inputimage.jpg + foldername.extension outputimage.jpg
Copy file
6. You can even give another name for outputimage.jpg file. In that case a new .jpg file will be created.
7. Once done you can check size of the image file which should have been increased
8. To access back the files
i) Change the extension of your image to .rar or .zip and extract the contents
OR
ii) Right click the image and choose Open with and select WinRAR or WinZip accordingly.
 





NOTE : It will work in windows XP not in Windows 7

Friday, 21 October 2011

How To Create MultiBoot USB Flash Drive (Windows 7 And XP)

After reading our how to install Windows 7 from USB, and installing Windows 7 on external hard drive guides, several readers have been asking us about creating a multi-boot USB with XP and Windows 7 on it.
 Multiboot Screen Best
In this guide, we will show you how to create a multi-boot Windows USB flash drive with Windows XP and Windows 7. Once you have this multi-boot USB, you will be able to install XP and Windows 7 from the USB stick.

Required things:
1.  A USB flash drive with a minimum of 4 GB space
2. Windows 7 installation DVD
3. Windows XP installation CD/DVD


Procedure:
1. Connect the USB flash drive to your Windows machine and move data present on  the USB flash drive to a safer location.

2. Download WinSetupFromUSB Zip file, extract the contents to desktop. Open the folder, right-click on WinSetupFromUSB (.exe) file and select Run as administrator option.
 Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 1
 Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 2
3. Once the tool launched, select the following options:
# Removable
# Windows will be installed in \WINDOWS
Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 3
Also make sure that your USB flash is shown in USB Disk Selection box. Once you are done with the above mentioned tasks, click RMPrepUSB button.

4. This will launch RMPREPUSB tool. In this tool, you will need to enable the below mentioned options.
 Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 4
A. Make sure that your USB flash drive is selected in the first box
B. Under Boot Options, select XP/BartPE bootable [NTLDR]
C. Under File System and OverRides section, select Boot as HDD (C:2PNST), and NTFS options
D. Select File –> USB option in Image Tools box

Finally, click  Prepare Drive button to see a message from the tool. Click Ok button. Click Ok button on the next screen as well.
  Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 4a 
Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 4b 
5. Wait for a few minutes till you get a Command Prompt message saying “Operation Completed”.
 Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 4C
6. Close the PREPUSB tool.

7. Insert your XP CD/DVD into the optical drive. In the WinSetupFromUSB tool, click Browse button next to Windows 2000/XP/2003 Source box to browse to the XP installation files present on your CD/DVD. Alternatively, if you have the XP installation files on a local drive, you can browse to that folder.
 Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 7
Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 8

8. Click Go button and wait for a few minutes to see the following screen:
Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 8C 
Click Ok button. Remove the XP CD/DVD from the optical drive and insert Windows 7 DVD.

9. Select Vista/7 setup/PE/RecoveryISO option and browse to the Windows 7 installation files folder. Finally, click Go button. Please note that this operation may take hours. Don’t close the application if you see “Not Responding” message in the title bar.
Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 9
10. Wait for the Done message before you click the Exit button.
 Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 10A
11. Now, it’s time to download another small file named Bootfiles from here. Extract the contents to desktop. Copy menu.lst and winsetup.lst files to the USB flash drive and replace the old files with new ones. Click Copy and Replace option when you are prompted with the Copy File message.
 Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 11
Create Multiboot USB Flash Drive With Windows 7 and XP Step 11A
12. Your multi-boot USB flash drive is ready. Reboot your machine and start installing XP or Windows 7 from the USB.
 Multiboot Screen Best
XP Setup Screen
Note: When you select Windows XP setup in the boot screen, you will see two options:
First part of Windows XP setup
Second part of Windows XP setup
You should choose the first part of Windows XP setup, but on the following restarts you choose the second part of the setup.

windows 7 god mode

On windows 7 make new folder and name it
GODMOD.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

AllBootDisks ISO Image Downloads


These are the ISO boot disk images available from AllBootDisks.
Download the ISO image you need, and if you need assistance creating a bootable CD from this image




Dos 4.01 bootable ISO                                      2MB

Dos 5.0 bootable ISO                                        2MB

Dos 6.0 bootable ISO                                        2MB

Dos 6.21 bootable ISO                                      2MB

Dos 6.22 bootable ISO                                       3MB

Win95a bootable ISO                                          3MB

Win95b bootable IOS                                          3MB

Win98se bootable ISO                                         3MB

Win98senoram_bootable ISO                               3MB

Win98 bootable ISO                                             3MB

Winme_bootable ISO                                            3MB

Winmenoram_bootable ISO                                  3MB









Saturday, 8 October 2011

Google Android OS For PC & Laptop


Have you ever wanted to try the Android OS? but didn’t have the device that supports it, don’t worry you can still try the Google Android OS on your PC with the help of Live Android Image, just burn it on a disc and you are ready to experience the Android world, Insert the Disc and reboot your PC, Boot into Android OS, During Bootup you can use alt+F1 or alt+F7 to switch between GUI and console.

Google Chrome OS has also been announced, and it could be a better version of Android OS or may be completely different form of Linux OS specially designed for netbooks during its initial phase (releasing in second half of 2010), later it will also become available for mainstream desktop PCs.

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Store and share your files online

Windows Live SkyDrive offers 25GB of free online storage. You can use SkyDrive storage to back up your files online for free, or to share large files with others. You can assign permissions and set folders to public or private, to help you share individual files with only people that you select. SkyDrive also gives you access to free Office Web Apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so you can create, share and work online with others. With SkyDrive you can also create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, even without having Microsoft Office installed.