XP lets you rename files in bulk by simply selecting multiple files within Windows Explorer and pressing the F2 key. When you use this feature, the OS applies the name you enter to the first file and applies the same name with a number in parentheses to the other files you selected (the file extensions remain unchanged).
For example, if you select the following files,
and rename the first file (notes.doc) to SoD.doc, XP renames the remaining files as follows:
* SoD (1).xls
* SoD (2).jpg
If you're one of the many people that NEVER use the "links" folder in your favorites and can't keep windows for re-creating it. Here's how:
[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Internet Explorer\ Toolbar
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: REG_SZ [String Value] // Value Name:
Value Data: [Set the String Value to a blank string]
Open Internet Explorer and manually delete the Links folder from Favorites Menu. The Links folder will not be recreated. Exit Registry and Reboot.
Are you having boot up problems and would like to know what it going on behind that Windows Loading Logo? To find out, you can disable the splash screen by making a small change to the Boot.ini file.
Follow these steps (carefully!):
1. Open the "System Properties" dialog box ( Settings - Control Panel - System)
2. On the Advanced tab, click the Settings button in the "Startup And Recovery" section.
3. In the "Startup And Recovery" dialog box, select the Edit button in the "System Startup" section.
4. The Boot.ini file will open in Notepad; locate the line that ends with the /fastdetect switch.
5. Position your cursor to the right after the parameter, press the spacebar, and add the /SOS switch.
6. Save the Boot.ini file, and close Notepad.
7. Click Cancel to close both the "Startup And Recovery" dialog box and the "System Properties" dialog box.
8. Restart the computer to see the effect.
Once the computer restarts you will notice that the Windows Splash Screen is no longer present. Instead you can observe some of the boot up operations that Windows XP performs during the startup stage.
To renable the splash screen, follow the same procedure but remove the "/SOS".
You all downloaded some game or app once that was 50 parts big, and you had to rename them all from .bmp to .rar to extract them.
You can easily create a batch file that does that for you.
fill in the notepad:
ren *.bmp *.rar
Ofcourse, you have to edit these two extensions to fit the files you want to convert. Save this file as renamer.bat and run it in the directory where you want to rename your downloads.