Quick trick on How To Remove ALL Windows Temp Files


Windows has temp files stashed in a wide variety of places, including hidden directories that most people will never find.  These hidden temp file locations are some of the favorite hiding places for viruses and malware.  In some cases, they can slow down a computer that is running low on disk space.

The best application that I have found to accomplish this is TFC.EXE by Old Timer.

I clear all temp files
1. before running virus/malware scans
2. and on computers that are running slow.

Here is how I use TFC.exe to remove all these hidden temp files.

TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB). Before running it will stop Explorer and all other running apps. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.

TFC only cleans temp folders. TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail. TFC requires a reboot immediately after running. Be sure to save any unsaved work before running TFC.

Here is how to use TFC to remove all your hidden temp files.


Download your copy of TFC.exe

You can do a search for TFC.exe and Old Timer to find a current location that offers the file.

One such location is:



Close all open applications

Save your work and close all applications.


Run TFC.exe

All applications will be stopped and you maybe forced to reboot after the scan and removal process is completed.


TFC needs no installation and can be run directly.by clicking on the TFX.EXE file.

Cool trick on changing local user or admin passwords on remote computers


Hello everyone, here is a cool trick if you ever need change local user, or admin passwords on a remote network.

You can change all the “Administrator” or other common local user accounts passwords on all the PCs in your network with a simple line of code.

You need to have admin rights over those PCs. Test it with a single test PC before doing it in a grant scale to avoid unwanted results.

1.   Obtain PSToolsYou can get PSTools from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649
2.   Open the Command ConsoleTo open the Command Console
1. Click on Start
2. Click on “Run”
3. Type “CMD” in the “Run” box.
4. Change the prompt to the PSTools folder by typing the full folder path.   Example: C:\Blabla\PSTools
3.   For a single computerInside the Command Console type:pspasswd.exe \\Remote_computer_name -u user_name -p new_password

Obviously you would replaced Remote_computer_name with the   name of your remote PC, user_name with the actual username, and new_password   with the actual new password for that user.

4.   For a multiple computers:1. Create a text file named PCs.txt or whatever you want   .txt with the names of the PCs to change a given local user’s password. One   computer name per line, no spaces or extra lines.2. Save the text file in the PSTools folder for   convenience or you’ll have to type the full file path in the command.

3. Inside the Command Console type:
pspasswd.exe @pcs.txt -u user_name -p new_password

iPhone LED Flash alerts for an On-call phone


If you have an important iPhone that requires constant attention, then this feature is for you! You can now enable LED Flash Alerts to bring in 3 senses into notifications. You can now hear, feel, and see all notifications for calls, texts, and alarms. I am posting this information because a friend showed me and I didn’t know about it….and I know everything.

Unable to get a old XP program working on your newer Version of windows? Here is some help!


There are so many good programs and games that were written for Windows XP that unfortunately can have problems working in Windows Vista or Windows 7. Generally There are two approaches to getting older applications to work in the more recent operating systems.

The first is in windows Compatibility Mode, this mode allows windows to attempt to run the software requested in a compatible mode of Windows.

Compatibility Mode

  1. Right-click the icon or executable file for a program
  2. Choose  ”Properties”
  3. Click the “Compatibility” tab
  4. If desired, click the button “Change settings for all users”
  5. Put a check by “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”
  6. In the drop-down menu, choose the older operating system that applies
  7. Click “Apply” and “OK”

With luck, this will get your application to work. However, Compatibility Mode does not succeed much of the time and there is another, more advanced approach.

The second way to try and get this compatibility mode to work is to download and install a free program from Microsoft called Application Compatibility Toolkit. The download page is here.

Application Compatibility Toolkit

This toolkit has a number of features and a good tutorial on how to use the Application Compatibility Tooklit is given at TechRadar. Getting an old application to run properly may take some effort but it could be worth it.

Both of these options may work for you without having to have an expert try and fix the issue for you but sometimes there is no getting around it depending on the software.

The quick how to on creating your own shortcut keys with Windows 7!


Normally everyone has a specific program, or folder that they have to open every day usually multiple times. There is a really neat trick that can help save some time as well as is fun to setup.

Please remember that this will only work for shortcuts that are actually located on your desktop.

1: Create a desktop shortcut for the application you want one created for. In order to do this go to where the application or folder reside and right click on it, then mouse over the Send to -> then click on where it says “Desktop (create shortcut) and click on that. This will place a shortcut on your desktop.

2:  Once this has been sent to your desktop, you can now right-click on the short cut you have created, select properties, then you will see a line that says “Shortcut Key: None” If you click in this line you may now create a short key.


3:  Put in your shortcut, for example if you use the letter A, a shortcut key will be created. Windows will automatically format the shortcut key for you with a Ctrl + Alt + A. What this means is if you press Ctrl, Alt and A at the same time, your program or folder will automatically open for you. Once you have selected the letter you would like to use, press apply and then ok.

4: That is it you now have your very own shortcut key for your computer. As long as that shortcut that you have created resides on your desktop you may use this trick.