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Wish you Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year

Happy New Year to everyone! May the divine lights of Diwali vanquish all the darkness in your life, and may you begin a new era of continued progress.

How to copy songs from Cassette Tape to PC

Recenty, I have come across an excellent technique by which we can transfer the cassette audio to the computer, in MP3 format. Thus, the songs can then be burned on an Audio CD or copied to mobile phones. You can also use this technique to make a backup copy of the Audio. 

Donate Rice by improving your Vocabulary

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Today, I would like to mention a wonderful site that innovatively helps to carry out an excellent activity, donate rice to the needy people., an initiative of the World Food Program, is the site that I am talking about. It is a vocabulary game. In it, you will be given a word, the meaning of which you have to guess out of the 4 given options. For every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated. And the more the correct answers given, the tougher the words become. Thus, it is quite an engaging game.

It has recently added many more game types, added to the English meanings game, like simple Arithmetic, chemical symbols, find countries on the map, etc.

Recovering permanently deleted files

Permanently deleted data includes data deleted from the Recycle Bin & formatted data.

Have you ever faced a situation where you have accidentally deleted an important file from the Recycle Bin? It is generally considered that once this happens, it is impossible to recover it. But actually, such deleted files can be recovered, though the chances of it decreases as time passes. You will need a Data Recovery software for this purpose.

How to change the location of My Music, My Pictures, etc.

Windows contains special folders like My Music, My Pictures, My Videos &My Documents, Music & Pictures (Image) My Documents. These folders are default for their respective files. This means that :

  • My Pictures is the default folder for saving digicam pictures, custom-created images, etc.
  • My Music for music files, ripped audio CDs, etc.
  • My Documents is a default folder for saving documents, spreadsheets & presentations. And, some softwares / games also use this folder for saving their settings.

  • These folders are located in the local drive (The drive on which Windows is installed) And, we cannot change its location directly, except that of My Documents. This can act as a dis-advantage in many cases. Fortunately, this location can be changed with a simple trick.

    This can be useful in many ways. Example. You may have a large music collection in a different location than the My Music folder. Then, you may wish to automatically rip Audio CDs to that different location rather than the My Music Folder. This can easily be done by changing the default location of the My Music folder to your particular folder. The same applies for Video, Picture or Document collections.

    So, for changing the location of a special folder,

    For Windows XP :

    1. Download Tweak UI, a Windows XP Power Toy.
    After installing, open it from Start --> All Programs --> Powertoys for Windows XP --> TweakUI.

    Image of TweakUI tool, showing how to change the location of the 'My Videos' special folder

    2. Expand the My Computer tab & click on Special Folders.

    3. Select the special folder that you wish to change. 

    (Note : Don't select the same location for two or more different special folders, & do not point a location to system folders like 'Fonts')

    4. Then, change the location to your preferred folder.

    That's it! Now, the folders will point to your chosen location.

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