Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 – Tips and Tricks

Tips for Deleting Or Removing All Presentation Notes In Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010

There are times when you have to add some of the notes in the foils, especially while you are preparing for your power point presentation, so that you can refer to them while going through it. However, if you want to send out the foils to the entire audience without anybody reading them, then you need to securely delete them. It is very time consuming to delete each and every note on the presentation, but here is a solution where you could delete all at once.  In order to do so, you need to follow the below mentioned steps:

  • First, go to the Office button and then scroll down the mouse cursor to “Prepare” and then click on “Inspect Document” this will look for any concealed data and personal information in the foils.
  • After that, a new window “Document Inspector” will be open, which will enable users to look and examine for several material. For example remarks and annotations, off-slide contents, invisible online slide contents and custom XML data.
  • Now check or tick those contents, which you would like to remove from the presentation notes.
  • After that, click “Inspect” and now open a new window if any presentation notes will be found along with the “Remove All” button.
  • If you will find any kind, which has to be removed from the presentation, then click “Remove All” button. You should take extra caution while doing this step as it cannot be undone.

Use Freeraser To Easily Shred And Erase All Your Confidential Files Permanently

Use Freeraser To Easily Shred And Erase All Your Confidential Files Permanently

Basically, when you delete any files or folders from you computer, they gets transferred into recycle bin temporarily. To remove them from recycle bin, you have to select option such as “remove files immediately when deleted” or you have to use the “Shift-Del” key combination. You get relaxed after removing all of your sensitive data when you make your recycle bin totally empty. You are WRONG! When you clear your recycle bin wholly then doesn’t means that the data is removed permanently. Temporarily, the system moves all the files and tends to place them into the hidden folder and after that it renames all the files.

All such files and folders are stored into the hidden index file named as INFO2. These files obviously could not be recovered by the Windows OS still the contents remains in the hard drive. Only, they can be completely removed when the particular part of the disk space occupied by then gets overwritten with some other files. If you need to delete some of the highly personal and confidential files, it will be better to use one of the safe deletion programs like Freeraser. Freeraser application removes files completely fro your computer system.

This tool is quite different from other deletion tools. Freeraser is absolutely free to use and you select either for portable/standalone or standard installation. If you use some f the portable devices such as a pen drive frequently to transfer your confidential data, then you could select to install a free program it. By this, you could get plus-point of this tool to delete the data permanently.

This is a great “Shredder” application which executes many data overwriting processes with your files previous to removing them from your system. Due to this, your confidential and sensitive data gets disappeared and shredded entirely. It will prompt you to select the installation mode during the installation process. You could choose Standard or Portable installation mode.

After completing the installation process, a trash bin will be located on the desktop for temporary use. You could easily adjust and resize the transparency according to your own preference. To do so, just right click and open the shortcut menu.

Simply, by dragging and dropping the particular file into trash bin will result into the deletion of that file. A warning notice will be prompted in which you have to confirm and then your data will be deleted permanently.

 After placing the specific file in the trash bin, the specific data file will be removed permanently. Freeraser gives three demolition styles with which you could select your preferred way for removal process.

• A quick destruction (normal 1-round filling of casual information)
• A forced removal (standard DoD 5220.22M of 3 rounds filling)
• An eventual destruction (Guttman algorithm is used for 35 rounds of filling data).

Depending upon the confidentiality and sensitivity of the particular data, you are totally free to choose your preferred destruction style.

Removing and Deleting A Route Rule from the Windows Routing Table

Removing and Deleting A Route Rule from the Windows Routing Table

IP routing table is responsible to manage and controls he flow of data packets. It means when you connect to a network routing table, it controls how data is being forwarded and communicated with the host computer.

Windows operating system manages all rules of the routing table automatically. However, route rules could get defined incorrectly, especially in complex networks. Such networks normally have multiple adapters, and they are quite difficult environments to manage. People sometime add incorrect route rules which would then mean deleting them. The final solution of this problem is the deletion of incorrect routing table and adding new routing table.

Follow these steps to delete routing tables from windows:

1. Click on start then open run and type cmd to open command prompt. In vista and windows 7 use search option to get command prompt.
2. The syntax for deleting routing table is: route delete [destination]
Example: route delete: 192.132.1.0
3. Now press enter to execute the given command to delete that route from the windows
4. View routing table after deletion to ensure that it has been deleted properly from the computer.

Alternatively, you can remove routing table using routing and remote access management console:

1. Click start and go administrative>routing and remote access console
2. Now open the computer node in console tree. If routing and remote access management is not configured, then you can configure it easily by choosing configure and enable routing and remote access.
3. Now the IP routing child has to be expanded
4. Right click over static routes and for ’show IP Routing Table’ from the menu
5. You will get static routes in right pane, locate the route which one you want to remove.
6. Now right click on it and select delete option.
7. Finally static route will be removed from your computer completely.

These are two basic ways of removing static IP routing tables

Folder Vanity Remover deletes all empty folders in your system

Folder Vanity Remover deletes all empty folders in your system

Sometimes we delete the entire things from a folder and we leave that empty folder as it is. As time passes by, in our system we store loads of empty folder. Though empty folders takes almost negligible space in our hard disk, still it makes the navigation process time consuming and very complicated.

It’s not at all easy to find the empty folders and delete them one by one manually. For this we need a third party tool to clean the empty folders for us. One of the best empty folder removers is Folder Vanity Remover. It is a freeware which cleans all empty folder from our system automatically.

 

Now as it removes the empty folders permanently, it makes lots of space in hard disk which was used up unnecessarily. It makes the system work faster than before. The user interface is very friendly and one of the biggest advantages of this tool is that you don’t have to install the file before using it because it is a self executing file.

All you need to do is to select a drive and start scanning and then allow the tool to delete all the empty folders.

Uninstall Or Delete Firefox Add-ons Manually When Uninstall Button In Add-ons Window Is Disabled

Uninstall Or Delete Firefox Add-ons Manually When Uninstall Button In Add-ons Window Is Disabled

In Firefox browser, it is not always possible to uninstall or remove the add-ons such as toolbars, extensions, themes etc. through the Add-ons Window. At times, the button “uninstall” in the Add-ons Window corresponding to some add-ons is disabled and appears to be grayed out.

However in such cases, you need to use a separate workaround to manually uninstall such ‘stubborn’ add-ons like toolbars, extensions or themes. Below mentioned are a few techniques that help you in uninstalling, deleting or removing Firefox Add-ons.

Technique 1: Uninstall the Add-ons using the option “Uninstall a Program” or “Add/ Remove Programs”

Some application programs tend to install their respective extensions or add-ons and such add-ons need to be removed or uninstalled using the relevant setup uninstaller. Typically, for uninstalling a program you need to go to the Control Panel and select the option “Uninstall a program” (In Windows Vista) or “Add/ Remove Programs” (In Windows XP).

However, you need to remember to close Mozilla Firefox browser before starting with the un-installation process.

Technique 2: Uninstall the Add-ons in Firefox Safe Mode

Incase an extension, theme or toolbar does not offer an uninstaller or if you find that the button “uninstall” corresponding to a particular add-on is grayed out or disabled, you might try unintalling it in Firefox Safe Mode.

In order to access the Firefox Safe Mode, follow the below mentioned steps:

  • You need to first exit all Firefox Windows.
  • Click on the “Start” button to display the Start Menu. Go to “All Programs” list. Navigate to the folder “Mozilla Firefox” and select Firefox (Safe Mode). As another option to get to Firefox Safe Mode, you may go to the option “Run” (“Start Search” incase of Windows Vista) and type in “firefox -safe-mode” and press “Enter”.

 

Incase of Mac OS X having Firefox 3, you need to hold down Options key while launching Firefox in order to open Firefox in Safe Mode.

 

Incase of Mac OS X having Firefox 2, open the folder “Applications”, go to “Utilities” directory and open “Terminal”. Run the command mentioned below:

/path/to/firefox/firefox -safe-mode

For E.g. “/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -safe-mode

  • Firefox will now start in safe Mode with a dialog “Firefox Safe Mode”. Now that Firefox is operating in Safe Mode, “uninstall” buttons corresponding to some add-ons which were previously grayed out or disabled in the Add-ons window will now be enabled for uninstalling the add-ons properly.

 

Technique 3: Uninstall User-specific Add-ons (toolbars, extensions, themes etc.) Manually

If you are unable to uninstall add-ons using the above mentioned methods, you can uninstall user-centric add-ons using the below mentioned process:

  • Go to the folder “Profiles” which you can generally find at the location “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\”. Here, xxxxxx corresponds to a random string. You need to choose active profile folders i.e. the profile folders that contain multiple sub-folders.
  • Open the folder “Extensions” present within the profile folder.
  • Each folder that is present within the folder “Extensions” resembles an extension. A few folders might have readable names which correspond to the plug-in, toolbar or extension and can be identified quite easily. You will find the names of some folders to be obscured. In order to recognize the extension that the folder represents, you need to open each folder and follow the below mentioned steps.
  1.  
    • Use any text editor (Eg. Notepad) to open the file “install.rdf” present within the folder.
    • Check for the text “em:name” inside the file “install.rdf
    • Find the folder having the file “install.rdf” in which the name following the text “em:name” resembles the extension that you intend to delete or remove.
    • Now delete the entire folder for that particular extension.

 

Technique 4: Uninstall Globally Installed Extensions Manually

It is not possible for you to delete or remove globally installed extensions using the Add-ons window. You need to use the below mentioned procedure to remove such globally installed extensions.

  • Open Firefox installation folder which is generally located at “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox”.
  • Within the installation folder, go to the folder “Extensions”.
  • Each folder that is present within the folder “Extensions” resembles an extension. A few folders might have readable names which correspond to the plug-in, toolbar or extension and can be identified quite easily. If the names of some folders are obscured, you need to open each folder and follow the below mentioned steps to recognize the extension that it represents.
  1.  
    • Open the file “install.rdf” present within the folder in a text editor (E.g. Notepad).
    • Look for the text “em:name” inside the file “install.rdf”.
    • Find the folder that has the file “install.rdf” in which the name following the text “em:name” resembles the extension that you intend to delete or remove.
    • Simply delete the entire folder for that particular extension.

Prevent Recovery Of Deleted And Encrypted Files With Sdelete

Prevent Recovery Of Deleted And Encrypted Files With Sdelete

If a user is deleting a file from his computer, there is a chance for tech-savvy guys and hackers might recover those file’s contents whenever they get to access that computer.

Such things happens for example, if you have left the company you worked for, the company transfers the old laptop of yours to another person. The new guys who are trying to use your old computer will have an easy access and can recover your deleted files which are maybe private or confidential.

In order to ensure that your files which are confidential are completely erased from the old computer which you were using, you have to try to go through some delete applications, as for example File Deleter. These delete applications will enable you to securely remove those existing files, and not leave any traceable track so that any other person can recover it.

However, most of the applications are available on prices. A price is generally attached with these applications. To get a free tool for deleting your file totally and to make it unrecoverable from XP or Vista, you can use the tiny tool known as SDelete (Secure Delete) which is Resource kit that is being recommended for Windows Vista.

SDelete is an application of command line that allows the users to delete their existing confidential files that retains in the unallocated space in a disk or to overwrite the deleted files in the hard disk as well as to clear the free space present a logical disk.

Few practical SDelete’s command is listed below:

  1. sdelete [-p passes] [-s] [-q]
  2. sdelete [-p passes] [-z|-c] [drive letter]
  • -c: beneficial in virtual disk optimization for parenting the making of any free space.
  • -p passes: With this command, you can Limit the overwriting opportunities on the passes
  • -s: Recursing the subdirectories.
  • -q: Printing of errors prohibited.
  • -z: Clear the free space.

Delete All Files in Main Folder and Sub Folder While Maintaining Folder Tree Structure in Windows XP

Delete All Files in Main Folder and Sub Folder While Maintaining Folder Tree Structure in Windows XP

Most of the times we have to delete all the files in main folder and sub folders but by maintaining the tree structure of folders. However, this function is not provided by Windows OS by default.

You’ll be able to conduct this activity manually by selecting the folders and pressing the Delete button.  Furthermore, you must carry out the above process selecting the files in sub folders.

When the folder tree structure is complex, then this method may be pretty time consuming. To do along with maintaining the folder tree structure, you can use a simple method. By editing the registry, you can modify the right click folder menu to use this utility.

Following is a step by step instruction set to edit the registry:

  • Just go to Start and then “Run”. Type ‘regedit’ to open registry editor
  • Navigate to the following sub key- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
  • Now, right click on ‘shell’ folder, select New then go to Key. Create a new sub key and name it as ‘Empty Folder Contents’.
  • Now, right click on ‘Empty Folder Contents’. Select New. Go to Key and give name to sub key as ‘Command’.
  • Under this sub key, make a double click on ‘Default’ option. It is located in the right window.
  • You will be prompted with a small Edit String pop-up window. Just enter the following value: cmd /c “cd /d %1 && del /s /f /q *.*
  • Finally, to save all the setting, hit OK button.

Now, whenever you want to delete all the files in folders and sub folders with maintaining the folder tree structure, just right click on that folder and select ‘Empty Folder Contents’ option.

Delete Files by Using “Empty Folder Contents” In Windows Vista

Delete Files by Using “Empty Folder Contents” In Windows Vista

By preserving and maintaining folders tree structure, the user can quickly remove and empty the entire files contents within a countless order of folders. In some cases, the user might have just needs of deleting all the files excluding the folders that are storing the files.

There is a trick to include contextual menu item named as “Empty Folder Contents” into the right click context menu in Windows XP operating system. This trick also works on Vista, Windows Server 2003 as well as 2008.

Just follow the following steps to run the “Empty Folder Contents”:

  • Open Registry Editor (regedit).
  • Go to the next registry key given below:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

  • Just right click on this shell folder after that select New then Key. Make the new sub key named as “Empty Folder Contents, or name it as you like.
  • After that right click on the option Empty Folder Contents after that pick New then Key. Give the name to the sub-key as “Command.
  • Below the sub-key naming Command, click twice on the Default value data which is situated at right window.
  • There is dialog window “Edit String” on the pop-up menu, put in the next value: cmd /c "cd /d %1 && del /s /f /q *.*"
  • Click option “OK”. Save the setting then close the Registry Editor.

You can also download empty-folder-contents.zip folder and install it if you don’t want to edit and mess up with the system registry manually. After downloading, it allows to fuse the empty-folder-contents.reg values into your main registry.

Now, whenever there is a need to delete all its folder contents, you can just select Empty Folder Contents to delete by right clicking on the folder.

Utility Tool To Increase Disc Space And Delete All Duplicate Files

Utility Tool To Increase Disc Space And Delete All Duplicate Files

Most of the time, while working on computer system, an individual has a tendency of storing same files in various locations or drives, maybe accidentally. The end result is that these files unnecessarily occupy more space and lead to reduced memory in your computer system or hard disc space shortage.

In order to maintain hard drive space and clean up all duplicate files stored accidentally, users commence deleting them one after another frequently by assessing the original and duplicated files.

Then it will truly be considered as a terrifying endeavor to users, particularly when they have a huge number of data files stored on their hard disc.

To tackle the above mentioned scenario, a brilliant utility tool is introduced which is efficient, quick and flexible namely “fast duplicate file finder”, it will truly function like a miracle.

This utility tool is a Freeware, and it functions very efficiently in assessing duplicate files with in your computer system, and then deletes them automatically within a minute.

Also its very easy to use once installed users can view its icon in the system tray; they just need to do a double mouse click on it to make it work.

This tool has an intelligent, uncomplicated user interface, users need to select the folders or drives to be scanned and it will automatically extract all repeated files from computer system

Users also have the options of scanning Sub-folder and Hidden-files, which might take a little more time.

After extraction of these files from your drives or folders, it will display the list of all repeated files with a preview option for users to decide which one of them to be deleted.

This utility tool fast-duplicate-file-finder is easily attuned with every Windows operating system and occupies a memory space of just 1.6mega bytes. Users can download fast-duplicate-file-finder utility tool at the earliest to increase memory space on your computer system and avoid the buildup of all unnecessary files in your computer system.

Add Or Delete Any Folder And Library To Favorites In Windows 7 Explorer

Add Or Delete Any Folder And Library To Favorites In Windows 7 Explorer

In Windows 7 OS, there is a Favorites branch inside the navigation window in explorer. It provides a quick and easy way to access locations which are used frequently. If you want a custom folder or drive or library to appear in Favorites of Windows Explorer, please follow the small trick to insert a Library or any path to Favorites in Windows 7 OS.

1. Adding the links in Favorites in windows explorer

Firs of all, you have to browse folder or library to appear it in the Favorites branch. After browsing, the specific location of the library or a folder will appear in the Address Bar of Windows Explorer. Just right click on Favorites and click on the option which is named as “Add Location in Browser to Favorites”.

As an alternate way to this, you can just drag and drop a folder or directory or library to Favorites section. A benefit of the drag and drop action is that, you can locate the recently added Favorite links in the preferred location.

Tip: After the addition, you can sort or rearrange all the added links in a sequential manner by just clicking and dragging it up or down.

2. Removing link from Favorites of windows explorer

You may feel uncomfortable with some folders or links which are appearing in the Favorites section of windows explorer. To remove this link, folder, path or library, just right click on it. A context menu will appear, click on Delete option. A confirmation massage will be prompted click on Yes. The Favorite link will be m oved to Recycle Bin.

When you remove the Favorite link, only the shortcut pointing to actual folder is deleted. Any type of physical file and folder is not removed to avoid data loss.