I really like to find and use new wallpaper designs for my computer. About once a week or so I go out and hunt for new ones that I have not yet seen before. Having a lot of variety in my desktop background helps me keep things fresh. Nobody wants to look at the same desktop every day.
That is where the Windows Wallpaper Rotator comes into play. It is a freeware program that will help you use all those wallpapers you have found over the years. Here is what the folks behind the program have to say about it.
Specify a Windows directory full of JPG files that you want to rotate as your desktop wallpaper. You can have it rotate the wallpaper at regular intervals, like once a day for example.
The only “catch” I guess you could say that the program has is that it does require the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. Once you get that out of the way though, it is a nice and simple program that gets the job done. If you want to configure it, it does have a system tray icon that is looking back at you all of the time.
So what are you waiting for? Put those wallpapers to good use, and sync them up with the Windows Wallpaper Rotator.
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This tutorial illustrates how to hide and show your computer drives from Windows XP. You can hide or show as you want both drives in your computer and drives in the computer network. This way can be safe for data in your computer and prevent others from accessing to your drives that may contain important information. This example I will hide drive D and you can apply this method to another drive you want, just change a value that I will explain “how to” in detail. Let you hide drives now.
- Access to the Registry Editor program, running regedit.
- Find the path like below,
- Right click on the Explorer folder and select New > DWORD Value.
- Name the registry NoDrives.
- Double click on NoDrives which is in the right page.
- In the DWORD Value window, select Decimal.
- In this case I want to hide drive D, so I must fill 8 in Value data. The number you filled varies with drive you want it to be hidden. If you want to hide the other drives, you must put the drive-related number like below,
A=1, B=2, C=4, D=8, E=16, F=32, G=64, H=128, I=256, J=512, K=1024, L=2048, M=4096, N=8192, O=16384, P=32768, Q=65536, R=131072, S=262144, T=524288, U=1048576, V=2097152, W=4194304, X=8388608, Y=16777216, Z=33554432, All drive=67108863
For example, I can hide drive J only if I put the number 512 under selecting Decimal. What to do in case I prefer to hide more than one drive ? That is easy just plus the numbers. To illustrate, I want to hide drive C and E so I put the result number of 4 plus 16 that is 20.
- Click OK button and close the Registry Editor program.
- Log off and Log on your computer. Finish !
*Click Start and then Run. Now type cmd on the text field. The command prompt will appear. On the command prompt, type subst x: “C:\windows”.
*The letter “x” represents the drive letter of the virtual drive you wish to create. You can choose any letter as long as it doesn’t already exist on your computer. However, do not use the letters A, C, E, F, or Q because they are common drive letters and your computer may already be using these letters.
*C:\windows represents the directory that you want to place your virtual drive. You choose any directory or file on your computer.
After you have input this information in the command prompt, you can view the new drive by going to My Computer.