mapping network drives
drive letter assignments
drive letters a z
If you use a shared network drive only occasionally,
you probably access it by double-clicking Network
Neighborhood. If the drive is one you use more frequently,
however, you can get to it quicker by mapping the drive so
that it appears as a drive letter on your computer. To map
a network drive, first find the drive in Network
Neighborhood and then right-click and choose Map
Network Drive. Choose a drive letter from the
drop-down menu and click OK. You can now access the
network drive by selecting it on your computer the same
way you would your hard drive -- that is, by simply double-clicking
on My Computer and finding it.
hidden icon names
Open Windows Explorer.
You can hide directories (folders?) and files. To do
this select the file or directory you want hidden
and right-click and select Properties. Now click
the box next to the Hidden attribute to check
the box. Click OK. That file or directory is now
If you need to see your hidden directories or files you
can go to Folder Options from View. Now
select the View tab. Under Hidden Files
select Show All Files. Now you can view ALL your
files and folders (directories.)
Here's a past tip
on hidden files.
See September 21, 2001 Tip.
Here is a list of the Windows
function keys. You can also get this list from
Windows Help. From the Desktop press F1 for Help. In the keyword
box type: keyboard. From the list select Using
the WINDOWS key, or Using shortcut keys for
the desktop, My Computer, and Windows Explorer. Now
print the Help information by clicking your mouse right-button
and selecting Print.
Whenever you do a Copy (Ctrl-C) or a Cut (Ctrl-X) the
data is put into the Windows Clipboard. The Windows
Clipboard Viewer can be found under Programs, Accessories,
Only ONE Copy or Cut is in the
Clipboard at any time. Copy some text and open the
Clipboard Viewer. Now copy a graphic and view it in the
Clipboard. You can save the data in the Clipboard.
you haven't installed the Viewer (The Clipboard Viewer in
not installed when Windows is installed.) then go to Control
Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup. Select and
check System Tools. click the Details
button. Now check Clipboard Viewer. Click OK
until the program is installed. note: You need the
hard drive problems
If you are finding problems whenever you run Scandisk
then it may be best to get the data off this drive and on
to a new hard disk. Disk drives are very
removing windows me
Best thing you can do. If you did the Backup when you
installed Windows ME then you can now Restore the previous
Windows. Maybe. If not then delete the Windows directory
and install Windows 98.
Check-out the problems Windows Assistance had with Windows
If you are trying to remove the speaker icon from the
taskbar then right-click the speaker and select Adjust
Audio Properties. Now uncheck the box next to Show
Volume Control On The Taskbar.
If you need to enable Show Volume Control On The
Taskbar then double-click My Computer,
double-click Control Panel, and double-click Multimedia.
Now check the box next to Show Volume Control On The
You may need to check with your anti-virus vendor to
see if a different version is required for Windows XP.
To change your monitors resolution (number of pixels on
the screen) or the color depth go to the properties for
the desktop. Go to My Computer, Control Panel, Display.
Select the Settings tab. Now you can change the screen
resolution and the color depth.
These setting are dependant on you video adapter and
monitor. If you haven't installed the drivers for either
then you will not be able to change the setting. From the Settings
tab click the Advance button and make sure you have
the proper Adapter and Monitor driver by
selecting the Adapter tab and the Monitor
tab and verify that the proper drivers are installed. If
not then select the Change button and install the
Is this the same as 3D-Pinball? If so, then check here,
When using either Windows or Internet Explorer you have
several options for what Microsoft calls the Explorer Bar:
Search, Favorites, History, Folders. Plus: Tip
of the Day and Discuss. Only Folders has
anything to do with your computer (Windows Explorer.) The
other options involve Internet Explorer.
Learn more about Windows
Explorers option switches.
That's it for today. More