VB6 Application Cannot Access to Mapped Drives

Problem : User open window dialog to pick a file on mapped drive, but the user cannot browse to the drive.

Solution : configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value


Error regsvr32 TortoiseSVNSCC.dll

I run regsvr32 TortoiseSVNSCC.dll on Vista, but it fails and Windows shows this message :

Microsoft(C) Register Server has stopped working

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

Then “Problem Report and Solutions” window appear.

The solution I try :
run this file TortoiseSVNSCC.reg using regedit

Disable Automatic Hidden Shares

I don’t know the reason, why Windows always automatically create hidden shares to the local disk drives and some user’s folders. The shares are normally accessed via \\\c$ and \\\d$ depending on the drive letter.

To disable this condition,
1. open registry editor, Start | Run, type regedit and press Enter.
2. find key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\
3. Create a new DWORD value for ‘AutoShareWks’ and ‘AutoShareServer’. Set the value to equal ‘0’. If the values already exist then modify them to equal ‘0’.
4. restart the computer.

How to Faster Windows Vista Copy File Without Long Calculating Time

I experience poor slow copy file performance over the network in Windows Vista. After i googling, i found that “Remote Differential Compression” may cause of that.

Remote Differential Compression is a Windows feature introduced in Windows Server 2003 and is available on all later versions of Windows. This Windows feature is enabled by default in Windows Vista.

Remote Differential Compression (RDC) allows data to be synchronized with a remote source using compression techniques to minimize the amount of data sent across the network. RDC is different from patching-oriented differencing mechanisms, such as Binary Delta Compression (BDC), that are designed to operate only on known versions of a single file. BDC requires the server to have copies of all versions of the file, and differences between each pair of versions are precomputed so that they can be distributed efficiently from a server to multiple clients.

So to fasten, try follow this steps,

First, turn off “Remote Differential Compression”, go to Control Panel | Turn Windows features on or off, then find and uncheck “Remote Differential Compression”.

Next step, open a command prompt and type,

netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

Final step, restart computer

Show hidden folder in Windows

Yesterday, I called by friend complained that folder in the computer can not even show after edit option in the “folder option” | “show hidden files and folders”.

So here some solution i found after googling,

– open registry using regedit
– find key “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
change “Hidden” key value to 1
– test it, if folder can’t show yet
find key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\

change “CheckedValue” key value to 1
– check again, if can’t show yet
try to unregister two .dll file from “Start” | “Run”
type regsvr32 /i browseui.dll, press OK
type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll, press OK
– after above step, the computer should show hidden folder
if it can’t show, maybe your computer had been infected by some virus.
Use antivirus to scan and fix your operating system to normal condition


Recommended Add-on for Firefox

firefox add-onsIMHO, these are my recommended add-on for firefox
1. ColorfulTabs, Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appearance of the interface

2. Flagfox, Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website’s server and provides quick access to detailed location and webserver information

3. Adblock Plus, Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them

4. Sothink Web Video Downloader, A simple, clean and easy-to-use FREE Firefox extension for video download and Flash download

5. Fasterfox Lite, Performance and network tweaks for Firefox, without the Prefetching.

If anyone have other opinions, please share….

Disable Automatic Hidden Shares (Windows NT/2000/XP)

Windows automatically create hidden shares to the local disk drives.
The shares are normally accessed via \\server\c$ and \\server\d$ depending on the drive letter.
If it disabled now, but when the computer restart, the sharing will automatic enabled.

To stop that open your registry using regedit,
1. Find the key

2. Create a new DWORD value “AutoShareServer” for NT server or “AutoShareWks” for NT Workstation

3. Then set the value to 0 = disable shares, if the value 1 = enable

4. Restart Windows and the automatic shares should not be created.