How to save Windows 10 Lockscreen wallpaper image in laptop?

Windows 10 lockscreen feature is called spotlight and you see new beautiful pictures on your window 10 when ever it is locked.
These pics are present in Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy folder and are not having correct extensions as these are raw images and probably microsoft doesnt want them to be indexed in your gallery.
So, the process is simple, open Command Prompt
For opening command prompt, press windows button and then type cmd and click/enter on first result

OR Press Windows + R and then type cmd followed by Enter key.
After you see command prompt’s black screen,, copy and paste the following code in it and that is it.
You can find the lock screen pictures inside you “My Pictures” > “Lockscreenwallpapers” Folder.

mkdir "%userprofile%\Pictures\Lockscreenwallpapers"
copy "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets\*" "%userprofile%\Pictures\Lockscreenwallpapers\"
C:
cd "%userprofile%\Pictures\Lockscreenwallpapers\"
ren *.* *.jpg
exit
 

List of Commands for Windows Command Line Interface (CMD)

Help for any particular command can be found by command:

HELP CommandName

Full List of available commands:

ASSOC          Displays or modifies file extension associations.
ATTRIB         Displays or changes file attributes.
BREAK          Sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking.
BCDEDIT        Sets properties in boot database to control boot loading.
CACLS          Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files.
CALL           Calls one batch program from another.
CD             Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHCP           Displays or sets the active code page number.
CHDIR          Displays the name of or changes the current directory.
CHKDSK         Checks a disk and displays a status report.
CHKNTFS        Displays or modifies the checking of disk at boot time.
CLS            Clears the screen.
CMD            Starts a new instance of the Windows command interpreter.
COLOR          Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
COMP           Compares the contents of two files or sets of files.
COMPACT        Displays or alters the compression of files on NTFS partitions.
CONVERT        Converts FAT volumes to NTFS.  You cannot convert the
current drive.
COPY           Copies one or more files to another location.
DATE           Displays or sets the date.
DEL            Deletes one or more files.
DIR            Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.
DISKPART       Displays or configures Disk Partition properties.
DOSKEY         Edits command lines, recalls Windows commands, and
creates macros.
DRIVERQUERY    Displays current device driver status and properties.
ECHO           Displays messages, or turns command echoing on or off.
ENDLOCAL       Ends localization of environment changes in a batch file.
ERASE          Deletes one or more files.
EXIT           Quits the CMD.EXE program (command interpreter).
FC             Compares two files or sets of files, and displays the
differences between them.
FIND           Searches for a text string in a file or files.
FINDSTR        Searches for strings in files.
FOR            Runs a specified command for each file in a set of files.
FORMAT         Formats a disk for use with Windows.
FSUTIL         Displays or configures the file system properties.
FTYPE          Displays or modifies file types used in file extension
associations.
GOTO           Directs the Windows command interpreter to a labeled line in
a batch program.
GPRESULT       Displays Group Policy information for machine or user.
GRAFTABL       Enables Windows to display an extended character set in
graphics mode.
HELP           Provides Help information for Windows commands.
ICACLS         Display, modify, backup, or restore ACLs for files and
directories.
IF             Performs conditional processing in batch programs.
LABEL          Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.
MD             Creates a directory.
MKDIR          Creates a directory.
MKLINK         Creates Symbolic Links and Hard Links
MODE           Configures a system device.
MORE           Displays output one screen at a time.
MOVE           Moves one or more files from one directory to another
directory.
OPENFILES      Displays files opened by remote users for a file share.
PATH           Displays or sets a search path for executable files.
PAUSE          Suspends processing of a batch file and displays a message.
POPD           Restores the previous value of the current directory saved by
PUSHD.
PRINT          Prints a text file.
PROMPT         Changes the Windows command prompt.
PUSHD          Saves the current directory then changes it.
RD             Removes a directory.
RECOVER        Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
REM            Records comments (remarks) in batch files or CONFIG.SYS.
REN            Renames a file or files.
RENAME         Renames a file or files.
REPLACE        Replaces files.
RMDIR          Removes a directory.
ROBOCOPY       Advanced utility to copy files and directory trees
SET            Displays, sets, or removes Windows environment variables.
SETLOCAL       Begins localization of environment changes in a batch file.
SC             Displays or configures services (background processes).
SCHTASKS       Schedules commands and programs to run on a computer.
SHIFT          Shifts the position of replaceable parameters in batch files.
SHUTDOWN       Allows proper local or remote shutdown of machine.
SORT           Sorts input.
START          Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command.
SUBST          Associates a path with a drive letter.
SYSTEMINFO     Displays machine specific properties and configuration.
TASKLIST       Displays all currently running tasks including services.
TASKKILL       Kill or stop a running process or application.
TIME           Displays or sets the system time.
TITLE          Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.
TREE           Graphically displays the directory structure of a drive or
path.
TYPE           Displays the contents of a text file.
VER            Displays the Windows version.
VERIFY         Tells Windows whether to verify that your files are written
correctly to a disk.
VOL            Displays a disk volume label and serial number.
XCOPY          Copies files and directory trees.
WMIC           Displays WMI information inside interactive command shell.

Windows v/s Linux. What’s your choice?

Hi Everyone.

Today we are going to talk about the two operating systems. Windows and Linux. Both of them have their own pros and cons.

Offcourse Windows have its monopoly with 88% plus market shares. Although slowly but Linux has started getting attention and getting more popular day by day.

Windows has dominated the market because it is way simpler to operate than any other operating system.

In this article, we will be focusing on understanding the two operating systems and their pros and cons.

So, let’s begin.

What is Windows operating system?

Windows is a series of operating systems, Each operating system comes with a graphical user interface (GUI) with a desktop which allows a user to view all files, videos etc. The first version of Windows OS was released in 1985 which was a simple GUI, an extension of the existing disk operating system (MS-DOS). windows OS comes with almost all company who made PC’s or laptops. Latest Windows OS version is Windows 10 which is currently ruling the market.

What is the Linux operating system?

Based on UNIX Linux is an open source operating system, created in 1991. Users can modify the existing code and create distributions from it as it is an open source operating system. Linux operating system also comes with a graphical user interface (GUI) with some necessary software’s which are used on a daily basis. Linux is mostly used as a server – as most of the web pages over the internet are generated from Linux servers and also used in desktop computers, mobile devices, gaming consoles, digital storing devices, eBook readers, cameras, video recorders have Linux running.

Comparison:

USES:

Linux is used by corporate, scientific, and academic organizations of every size. It’s used to power the development machines and servers at Google, Facebook, Twitter, NASA, and the New York Stock Exchange, just to name a few. On the desktop, it is used by technically proficient users who prioritize system security and reliability, and by enthusiasts who want to learn more about computers and how they work. Microsoft Windows is usually the operating system of choice for gamers, novice users, and business users who rely on Microsoft software. Many Windows users are thrilled with the changes that Microsoft has introduced with Windows 10, so if you’ve never used it, now is a great time to try it out.

SECURITY:

Linux is a highly secure operating system. Although attack vectors are still discovered, its source code is open and available for any user to review, which makes it easier to identify and repair vulnerabilities. Microsoft has made great security improvements over the years. But as the operating system with the largest user base, especially among novice computer users, it is the primary target for malicious coders. As a result, of all major operating systems, Microsoft Windows is the most likely to be the victim of viruses and malware.

USABILITY:

GNU/Linux operating systems have a steeper learning curve for the average user. They frequently require a deeper understanding of the underlying system to perform day-to-day functions. Additionally, troubleshooting technical issues can be a more intimidating and complicated process than on Window. Windows is one of the easiest desktop operating systems to use. One of its primary design characteristics is user-friendliness and simplicity of basic system tasks. Its ease lack of difficulty is considered positive by users who want their system to just work. However, more proficient users may be frustrated by the oversimplification of system tasks at the expense of fine-grained control over the system itself.

Conclusion:

So, ultimately it depends on the user.

If your use is just of a normal system which is dammed easy to use, go with Windows 10.

But if you are more of a geek, and would love to customize the system as per your needs, go with LINUX.

depends if i have to watch youtube or code

I had shifted to linux for 2-3 months but could not continue because windows have more gui software than any other known operating system. I like to keep things handy to me all the time, so windows.

I still encounter linux everyday because of ssh and servers

– Harshvardhan Malpani (tutes.in: Admin)

OK! everyone this is it for today. See you soon.

Thank You.

How to repair a MySQL database?

Hello! Good to see you.

This is going to be a very important article because we are about to discuss  “How to repair a MySQL database?”

Why repair MySQL Database?

Databases can become corrupted for any number of reasons, from software defects to hardware issues.

If this occurs, you can try to repair the database. Wondering how to do it? Just follow this article.

REPAIRING MYSQL DATABASES:

Let’s see how to repair MySQL database through Linux and Windows command line.

Repair MySQL Database through Windows command line.

 

  • Log in to your Windows VPS using Remote Desktop.
  • Go to Start and locate the Command Prompt. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator option.
  • At windows command prompt navigate to MySQL bin directory as follows.
    cd C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin  //  Replace your MySQL bin directory path here.
  • Run the following command to start the MySQL prompt.
    mysql -u root -p
  • Enter MySQL root password when you are being asked.
  • You will see MySQL prompt appearing. Now, to display all databases, type following command at MySQL prompt:
    show databases;
  • Enter the following command to repair MySQL database.
    mysqlcheck -r [database] // Replace database name with your database name.

Repair MySQL Database through Linux Terminal.

 

  • Login to your Linux VPS using Secure Shell (SSH) and connect to MySQL from the command line.
    mysql -uUsername -p // Replace Username with your username.
  • Enter MySQL user password and hit Enter. You will see MySQL prompt appearing. Now, in order to display all databases, type following command at MySQL prompt.
    show databases;
  • mysqlcheck enables you to check databases without stopping the entire MySQL service. -r argument is used to repair the corrupted tables. mysqlcheck utility efficiently works on both MyISAM and InnoDB database engines. Enter the following command to repair MySQL database.
    mysqlcheck -r [database] // Replace database name with your database name.

 

So, we covered this issue for both Windows and Linux.

Lastly please check our other articles on various topics, that we tried to address.

Thank You.

How to Disable Default "Quick Access" aka "Home View" in Windows 10 File Explorer? – AskVG

If you are using Windows 10 or have seen the OS in any computer, you might be aware of the new Home aka Quick Access View introduced in Windows 10 File Explorer (previously known as Windows Explorer or My Computer).

This new Quick Access or Home view is the default page of File Explorer in Windows 10 and whenever you open File Explorer using its shortcut icon or WIN+E hotkey, this new view is shown in File Explorer. It shows frequently used folders and recently used files list in File Explorer as shown in following screenshot:

Windows_10_File_Explorer_Quick_Access_Home_View.png

Although Microsoft designed this new view for users convenience but most of the Windows 10 users don’t like this default view. They find it annoying as they have to click on This PC link in left-side pane to access disk drives each time they open File Explorer. Also sometimes users don’t want to show frequently accessed folders or recently opened files in File Explorer due to privacy issues.

In older preview builds of Windows 10, Microsoft didn’t provide any way to disable/remove this new Quick Access or Home view in File Explorer and users had to use Registry tweaks to get rid of this view such as deleting items keys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionexplorerHomeFolderNameSpaceDelegateFolders key in Registry Editor using similar instructions given in following exclusive AskVG tutorial:

How to Remove Unwanted Items from My Computer in Windows?

But since the release of build 9926 of Windows 10, Microsoft has made users life easier by providing built-in options to customize Quick Access or Home view or completely disabling this new view in File Explorer.

If you are using Windows 10 and want to do any of following things:

  • Remove frequently used folders list from Quick Access/Home view in File Explorer
  • Remove recently used files list from Quick Access/Home view in File Explorer
  • Get rid of the new Quick Access/Home view in File Explorer

This tutorial will definitely help you. Just follow these simple steps to bring back the old This PC view in Windows 10 File Explorer:

1. Open File Explorer, click on View tab in Ribbon and then click on Options.

2. Now to remove frequent folders and recent files list from Quick Access/Home view, uncheck following 2 options present under Privacy section:

  • Show recently used files in Quick Access
  • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access

It’ll immediately remove these 2 sections from Quick Access view in File Explorer.

Change_Windows_10_File_Explorer_Quick_Access_Home_View.png

3. If you want to completely get rid of Quick Access/Home view from File Explorer, change the option “Open File Explorer to” from “Quick access” to “This PC” using drop-down list. It’ll set the old This PC view as default in File Explorer and you’ll always have disk drives page visible whenever you open File Explorer.

4. One more thing! If you also want to remove the unnecessary 6 folders “Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos” from This PC and extra icons such as OneDrive, Quick Access, etc from Navigation Pane in This PC, check out following tutorials:

Posted in: Windows 10

About the author: Vishal Gupta (also known as VG) has been awarded with Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award. He has written several tech articles for popular newspapers and magazines and has also appeared in a few tech shows on TV channels.

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