How to connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to windows phone

Samsung Galaxy S4

I am not new using Android phones, in fact Samsung Galaxy S4 is the 3rd Android phone I have. I had Galaxy Note 1 and 2 before and backing up the photos and videos is just a piece of cake(Just plug the thing on your pc and then it will automatically detect it and connect as a normal USB device) . Now I’ve got my S4 and run out of memory I needed to backup my photos and videos before freeing up space, I was surprised. When I plugged it on my pc, it was not even get detected, I tried using 5 different USB’s and none of them connected my S4 to the PC. I searched the net and found one that helped me connect android phone to pc and this is how.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a monster smartphone. I will quickly walk you through how to connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a PC and transfer data between both devices.Once connectivity is achieved, you can transfer files using the interface of your operating system. In Windows, you can find the device listed as removable disk under Computer, while Mac users can find the device listed on the Finder.
 

KIES FOR ANDROID PHONES

KIES FOR ANDROID PHONES

Kies:
This is a graphical user interface that allows for transfer of music, photos, and videos between your Samsung Galaxy S4 and your PC. To download this App, for Windows or Mac, visit the Samsung website.

File Format Supported By Samsung Galaxy S4: The Galaxy S4 supports audio files in WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, XMF, EVRC, QCELP, WMA, FLAC, OGG formats and video files in Divx, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VC–1 (Format: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv.

3 Easy Steps To Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 To PC

 

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1. If you are a Windows user, simply download and install the USB drivers for the Galaxy S4. Mac users do not need to install any software.

2. Connect the device to an available USB port using any generic USB cable.

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3. A prompt will appear on the screen of the phone. Drag the notification area down, and make a selection of your choice. That’s it. Have a happy time backing up your phone.

ASCII – Special Characters – Alt Keyboard Shortcuts

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ASCII

To type a special character, using an Alt keyboard sequence

1. Make sure that the Num Lock key has been pressed, to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.

2. Press and hold down the Alt key.                        3. While the Alt key is pressed, type the sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) from the Alt code in the above table.

4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.

Some sequence from the above table skipped since no symbol representation or duplicate symbol.

How to flush memory in windows without rebooting!

sluggish windows

When your computer is being sluggish,  you need to free up ram by flushing it. The usual way is to reboot, but try this first before rebooting.

In Windows:
Click on the “Start” button.
Select “Run”
Type the following and press “OK”

 %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

This should clear your ram without rebooting.

Some troubleshooting guide on fixing computer that won’t turn on!

pcwontboot Starting the day with a computer that won’t turn on is very frustrating. There are many reasons why a computer won’t turn on and often very few clues about what might be the problem. The only symptom is usually the simple fact that “nothing works” which isn’t much to go on.Add to this the fact that whatever is wrong could be an expensive part of your PC to replace – like the motherboard or CPU. Do not fear because all may not be lost! Here’s what you need to do:Read #1 below (it’ll make you feel better). Pick the best troubleshooting guide (#2 – #9) based on how your computer is acting or #10 if your PC stops at any point because of an error message.Note: All of these “computer won’t start” troubleshooting guides apply no matter what Windows operating system you have installed on your hard drive, including Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Steps 1 through 5 even apply to other PC operating systems like Linux.

Do not fear because all may not be lost! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Read #1 below (it’ll make you feel better).
  2. Pick the best troubleshooting guide (#2 – #9) based on how your computer is acting or #10 if your PC stops at any point because of an error message.

Note: All of these “computer won’t start” troubleshooting guides apply no matter what Windows operating system you have installed on your hard drive, including Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Steps 1 through 5 even apply to other PC operating systems like Linux.

1. Don’t Panic! Your Files are Probably OK

Files and Folders - Your Files are Probably OK

When faced with a computer that won’t start most people tend to panic, worried that all the data on their PC is gone forever.

It’s true that the most common reason a computer won’t start is because a piece of hardware has failed or is causing a problem but that hardware isn’t usually a hard drive, the part of your computer that stores all of your files.

In other words, your music, documents, emails, and videos are probably safe – just not accessible at the moment.

So take a deep breath and try to relax. There’s a good chance you can figure out exactly why your computer won’t start and then get it back up and running.

2. Computer Shows No Sign of Power

Computer Shows No Sign of Power

Try these steps if your computer will not turn on and is showing no sign at all of receiving power – no fans running and no lights on the computer case.

Important: You may or may not see a light on the back of your PC depending on the kind of power supply you have and the exact cause of the problem.

Note: Don’t worry about the monitor yet. If the computer is not turning on because of a power issue then the monitor certainly can’t display anything from the computer. Your monitor light will likely be amber/yellow if your computer has stopped sending information to it.

3. Computer Powers On… and Then Off

Computer Powers On and Then Off

Follow these steps if, when you turn your computer on, it promptly powers back off.

You’ll probably hear the fans inside your computer turn on, see the lights on the front of your computer turn on or flash, and then it will all stop. You won’t see anything on the monitor and you may or may not hear beeps coming from the computer before it shuts off by itself.

Note: As in the previous scenario, don’t worry about the state your monitor is in. You may have a monitor issue as well but it’s not possible to troubleshoot it quite yet.

4. Computer Powers On But Nothing Happens

Computer Powers On But Nothing Happens

If your computer seems to be receiving power after turning it on but you don’t see anything on your monitor, try these troubleshooting steps.

In these situations, the power lights will stay on, you’ll likely hear the fans inside your PC running, and you may or may not hear one or more beeps coming from the computer.

This situation is probably the most common in my experience working with computers that won’t start. Unfortunately it’s also one of the most difficult to troubleshoot.

5. Computer Stops or Continuously Reboots During the POST

Computer Stops or Continuously Reboots During the POST

Use this guide when your computer powers on, shows at least something on the monitor, but then stops, freezes, or reboots over and over again during the Power On Self Test (POST).

The POST on your computer may look like the screenshot to your left or may instead simply show your computer maker’s logo.

Important: Don’t use this troubleshooting guide if you encounter an issue during the loading of the operating system, which occurs after the Power On Self Test is complete. Troubleshooting Windows related reasons why your computer won’t turn on begin with #6 below.

6. Windows Begins to Load But Stops or Reboots on a BSOD

BSOD - Computer Turns On But an Error Prevents Windows From Loading

If your computer begins to load Windows but then stops and displays a blue screen with information on it then try these steps. You may or may not see the Windows splash screen before the blue screen appears.

This kind of error is called a STOP error but is more commonly referred to as a Blue Screen of Death or a BSOD. Receiving a BSOD error is a common reason why a computer won’t turn on.

Important: Choose this troubleshooting guide even if the BSOD flashes on screen and your PC restarts automatically without giving you time to read what it says.

7. Windows Begins to Load But Stops or Reboots Without an Error

Windows Begins to Load But Stops or Reboots Without an Error

Try these steps when your computer powers on, starts to load Windows, but then freezes, stops, or reboots over and over again without generating any kind of error message.

The stopping, freezing, or reboot loop may happen on the Windows splash screen as shown to the left or even on a black screen, with or without a flashing cursor.

Note: If your computer won’t start and you see a blue screen flash or remain on the screen, you’re experiencing a Blue Screen of Death and should use troubleshooting guide #6 above.

Important: If you suspect that the Power On Self Test is still going on and that Windows has not yet started to boot, a better troubleshooting guide for why your computer won’t turn on might be #5 above. It’s a fine line and sometimes hard to tell.

8. Windows Repeatedly Returns to the Advanced Boot Options Screen

Windows Repeatedly Returns to the Advanced Boot Options Screen

Use this guide when nothing but the Advanced Boot Options screen appears every time your restart your computer and none of the Windows startup options work.

In this situation, no matter which Safe Mode option you choose, your computer eventually stops, freezes, or restarts on its own, after which you find yourself right back at the Advanced Boot Options menu.

This is a particularly annoying way in which your computer won’t turn on because you’re trying to use Windows’ built-in ways to solve your problem but you’re getting nowhere with them.

9. Windows Stops or Reboots On or After the Login Screen

Windows Stops or Reboots On or After the Login Screen

Try this troubleshooting guide when your computer powers on, Windows shows the login screen, but then freezes, stops, or reboots here or anytime after.

The stopping, freezing, or reboot loop may happen on the Windows login screen, as Windows is logging you in (as shown to the left), or any time up to Windows fully loading.

10. Computer Doesn’t Fully Start Because of an Error Message

NTLDR is Missing

If your computer turns on but then stops or freezes at any point, showing an error message of any kind, then use this troubleshooting guide.

Error messages are possible at any stage during your computer’s boot process, including during the POST, at any time during the loading of Windows, all the way up to the Windows desktop appearing.

Note: The only exception to using this troubleshooting guide for an error message is if the error is a Blue Screen of Death. See #6 above for a better troubleshooting guide for BSOD issues.

Recover/Reset and Change Administrator Password for Windows Operating System

I have my computer for 3 years after someone gave it to me. The whole system was been already installed and its ready to be used. Now after 3 years of using it i need to do some stuff that only the superuser administrator can do, even though my own username is an administrator type. Well i tried booting up using the administrator but i don’t know what the password is.  Luckily there are some methods that i can use to recover it. Here are some methods.

DISCLAIMER: Following information should be used only if its your system and you have forgotten account password. Don’t use this information to access a system which is not yours without permission.

1st Method:

This method includes the first thing which should do whenever you forget your Windows login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you forget your user account password then try this:

Start your computer and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press <ctrl>+<alt>+<del> keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box.

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Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.

Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts“.

Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

2nd Method:

If the above mentioned trick doesn’t work, try following trick which is actually a loophole in Windows XP Setup and also a big security hole:

A. Boot using Windows XP Setup CD and follow the instruction like Accepting EULA, etc.

B. When it asks to repair your existing Windows installation, accept it and press “R” to run the repair.

C. Setup will start repairing your Windows and will start copying files, etc.

D. After a few minutes setup will restart your system and when it restarts don’t press any key when it shows “Press any key to continue…” otherwise Setup will start from the beginning. Don’t press any key and setup will resume where it left.

E. Now it’ll start doing other tasks and will show a small progressbar with a few details in left side.

F. Look carefully at the details and when it shows “Installing devices“, press <Shift>+F10 keys in your keyboard.

G. It’ll open a Command Prompt window. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press <Enter>.

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H. It’ll open the same “User Accounts” window which you see in Control Panel.

I. Now you can remove or reset any account password without any problem.

3rd Method:

Windows XP and later Windows versions provide a built-in method to recover forgotten password by using “Password Reset Disk“. If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password.

If you don’t know how to create a password reset disk, lets tell you in details. You can create the password reset disk using Control panel -> User Accounts applet.

First open Control Panel and click on User Accounts icon. It’ll open User Accounts window. Now click on your user account and then click on “Prevent a forgotten password” link given in left-side pane. It’ll open forgotten password wizard as shown in following screenshot:

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Follow the instructions and you’ll have a password reset disk in your hand.

4th Method:

You can also use various bootable rescue CDs to reset your Windows password as mentioned in following link:

Download FREE Bootable Rescue CDs from Kaspersky, BitDefender, Avira, F-Secure and Others

There are also a few 3rd party utilities available to help you recover your Windows password such as:

  • UBCD for Windows
  • Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD)
  • Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

You can search for their download links on Google, Bing or any other favorite search engine.

5th Method:

If all fails, then simply reinstall Windows and create new account. To recover lost data, you can use Data recovery tools available on net but the chances will be very low to get data back.

Please post any suggestions if  you found better ways to deal with  forgotten administrator password.

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How to change backup Location of Iphone, Ipad, Ipod on Windows/Mac

IOS

Backing up of your IOS devices is the best preventive maintenance in case the device was stolen and damaged. By default your devices writes the backup on the Operating System’s default installation drive. Well, on certain times you can use the icloud in which a free 5 GB data storage is available for you, that’s in case you only need 5 GB, in excess to this you will need to pay for the additional icloud storage. So most certain, if you prefer to just have the backup on your local computer on a separate data disk here’s how you can link the existing device backup path to a different disk/location(usually a portable external storage).

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external backup device

OS X

1) Make sure that iTunes is closed.

2) You will now move your folder called ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ to the drive you want to back up to. For instance, an external drive or secondary drive within your computer. Whichever works for you.

3) Launch Terminal Applications/Utilities/Terminal and type in the following command line:

ln -s /Volumes/DriveName/Backup/ ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup

In the above example, ‘DriveName’ would be the name of the new backup location.

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Windows XP

1) Ensure that iTunes in closed.

2) Download Junction ( Or you can use MKlink for Windows, which will make things a little different in the command prompt)

3) Unzip Junction.exe to your username folder, which is usually found in C:\Documents and Settings\

4) You will now create a folder for the your backups where you want them to save. From there, you will move your current backup folder to that new location.

a) The default location of that backup folder is here: C:\Documents and Setting\username\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync

b) You will now put it in the new location you want your backups to save to, such as an external drive.

5) Now run the Command Prompt and type the following:

junction “C:\Documents and Setting\\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup” “H:\Backups\iPhone Backup”

In the above example, “H:\Backups\iPhone Backup” should be your own file path leading to the backup location you want to use.

6) Close the Command Prompt and open iTunes and backup.

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Windows Vista and Windows 7

1) Ensure that iTunes is closed.

2) Move the C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ to the drive you want to back up to. Let’s say Drive H:\ again

3) Open a command prompt and create an NTFS junction point something like what’s shown below:

mklink /J “C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup” “h:\Backup”

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Have a happy time cleaning up your main disk.

 

Analyze, Find, Review and Delete Duplicate files in Windows and Linux

 

I was having problems with my pc storage space sometime ago. So basically i need to  go over all the files i have in my pc and have a hard time condescending which files/folders to delete to free up space. So i decided to analyze in which directory i should start. So in my perspective i cannot recursively go down each directory just to find which eats up most space. So i used WinDirStat  to check disk usage.

After scanning your system, WinDirStat shows you exactly which folders, file types, and files are using the most space. Ensure you don’t delete any important system files – only delete personal data files. If you see a program’s folder in the Program Files folder using a large amount of space, you can uninstall that program – WinDirStat can tell you just how much space a program is using, even if the Programs and Features Control Panel doesn’t.

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windirstat

 

Definition:

Download WinDirStat here

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows.
Note: if you are looking for an alternative for Linux, you are looking for KDirStat (apt-get install kdirstat on Debian-derivatives) and for MacOS X it would be Disk Inventory X or GrandPerspective.

 

So now i know which directories to move forward too. I browsed the contents to check. I found out that there are duplicate files in these different locations/folders but it would take weeks before i finish manually searching for those duplicate files. Luckily i found this application that search, let’s you review and delete the duplicate files in your chosen directory.  The application’s name is dupeGuru.  But it would let you delete only 10 at a time for the free version, but if you want to do chosen action without any restrictions you need to purchase the full version.

dupeGuru

dupeGuru

 

Definition:

Download dupeGuru here

dupeGuru is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same. dupeGuru runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

 

 

Features

dupeGuru is efficient.

Find your duplicate files in minutes, thanks to its quick fuzzy matching algorithm. dupeGuru not only finds filenames that are the same, but it also finds similar filenames.

dupeGuru is customizable.

You can tweak its matching engine to find exactly the kind of duplicates you want to find. The Preference page of the help file lists all the scanning engine settings you can change.

dupeGuru is safe.

Its engine has been especially designed with safety in mind. Its reference directory system as well as its grouping system prevent you from deleting files you didn’t mean to delete.

Do whatever you want with your duplicates.

Not only can you delete duplicates files dupeGuru finds, but you can also move or copy them elsewhere. There are also multiple ways to filter and sort your results to easily weed out false duplicates (for low threshold scans).

Supported languages:

English, French, German, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Italian, Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Brazilian.

After doing some clean up using the applications above a whopping 35 G was been added to my free space. That’s really something. Try it yourself! Have a happy time cleaning your pc.

More space and faster pc using Ccleaner

Ccleaner

Definition:

Ccleaner

(formerly Crap Cleaner), developed by Piriform, is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer.A public version 1.01 for the Mac OS X has been releasedalong with a Network Edition.

CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

It also comes built in with a registry cleaner, which can check for problems within your registry.

I tried using this application and it made my life easier.  It compiles all pc clean up in one application that the built-in windows disk clean up program can’t.

Features

Download Windows installer here

Download Mac installer here

(Current Version 3.7.1900)

Cleans the following Windows components:

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat files.
FirefoxFirefox
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.
OperaOpera
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history.
Apple SafariSafari
Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, form history.
Other BrowsersOther Supported Browsers
K-Meleon, Rockmelt, Flock, Google Chrome Canary, Chromium, SeaMonkey, Chrome Plus, SRWare Iron, Pale Moon, Phoenix, Netscape Navigator, Avant and Maxthon.
WindowsWindows
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files, Log files, Clipboard, DNS Cache, Error Reporting, Memory Dumps, Jump Lists.
RegistryRegistry Cleaner
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more…
ApplicationsThird-party applications
Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Windows Media Player, eMule, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more…
Safe100% Spyware FREE
This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.

Safety:

CCleaner was designed from the ground to be safe and secure to use. It has multiple levels of checks in place to ensure that it cannot delete any useful information or documents you may still need. We also certify that it contains no Spyware or Adware.

High Security:

For the super cautious users we also offer secure file erasing. By overwriting the files before deleting them, making it impossible to recover the data.

Multiple Languages:

Thanks to the translators, CCleaner is available in 35 different languages:

English, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech/Slovak, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian Cyrillic, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

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