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How to rename batch files easily without the use of any external application

In windows operating system it is very simple to rename a group of files in a folder.
step 1:go to the folder where the group of files are located.
step 2:right click on the empty space of the window.
step 3: select "new",then select "text document".
step 4: open the newly created text document by double clicking it.
step 5: then type in the the following command "@ren".
there are some more texts that should be entered after "@ren",those texts are associated with the contexts which are discussed after the next step.
step 6:save the file as ren.bat in the same folder.double click the file ren.bat to carry out the batch file renaming.
context 1: suppose u dont want to change the name of files on the folder but u want change the extension u want to change a group of files having '.exe' extension to '.zip' extension, then at step 5 enter the following commands..
"@ren *.exe *.zip"
context 2:suppose if u want to add a phrase as a preflix or as a suffix to a group of file, say u want to add the word "sony" as a prefix to a group of photos of extension in a folder then at step 5 enter the text as
"@ren *.jpg sony*.jpg"
if u want it as suffix,then write
"@ren *.jpg *sony.jpg"
then follow remaining steps

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Brother mfc6490 printer unable to init: error 50 Any Ideas? Regards Deggers


If you were able to print over your network but have suddenly lost this ability Brother has designed a utility to assist in restoring printing capability with minimal user interaction. This utility will automatically locate and update your printer's network address within your printer driver which will restore your printing ability!


This utility is available for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7.



To download and use the Network Connection Repair Tool, follow the steps below:


1. Make a temporary folder on your computer's hard disk as the location to save this file.


  • Open (My) Computer.


  • Double click on the Hard Disk Drive (ex: Local Disk (x:), where x: is the local hard drive letter)


  • Right click on a blank area of the window and select New => Folder or just click New Folder.


  • Type: Brotemp to rename the folder.


2. Open an Internet browser and browse to the following link. We recommend using Internet Explorer. http://www.brother-usa.com/downloads/


3. Choose your Product Group, Model, and click View.


4. Click on the link under Your Results.


5. Under Step 1: Select OS, select your operating system.


6. Under Step 2: Select Language select your language.


7. Click on the SEARCH button.


8. Scroll down to the "Network Connection Repair Tool" and click on Information & Download


9. Click on the Download button.


10. On the Software End-User License Agreement page click I ACCEPT if you agree to the terms.


11. Click SAVE.


12. You will be prompted to save the file again. Browse to the folder you created earlier. Double click (My) Computer => Local Disk (X:) => Brotemp and click SAVE. The file will download.


13. Once the download is complete, click OPEN FOLDER or browse to the folder where you downloaded this file.


14. Locate and double click on the nettool_XXXX.exe file. A zip self decompression window will launch, click on DECOMPRESS(X).



Nov 28, 2010 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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install desktop theme


Hi there! Here's a solution to your problem. If you're using Vista WITHOUT SP1, Step 1: Download the UxTheme Patch from here. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/UxTheme-Patcher-for-Windows-Vista.shtml If you're using Vista WITH SP1, Step 1: Download the UxTheme Patch from here. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/UxTheme-Patch-for-Windows-Vista-SP1.shtml Step 2: Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials ready (check under the keyboard for a slip of paper). Step 3: Navigate to %systemroot%\System32 Step 4: Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties. Step 5: Take ownership of the file and close dialogs. Step 6: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll Step 7: Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties. Step 8: Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs. Step 9: Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll. Step 10: Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old. Step 11: Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old. Step 12: Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old. Step 13: Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32 Step 14: Reboot After you have applied the patch, you can copy the theme into your Windows/Resources/Themes folder!

Jun 13, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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about installation of themes


Step 1: Download Windows Vista UxTheme patch.
How to install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials ready (check under the keyboard for a slip of paper).
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot

Step 1b: If you find the above too intimidating, download VistaGlazz and just run it, it automates the whole patching process so you don’t have to worry about it!

Step 2: Download a Windows Vista Visual Style from a free Windows Vista Themes gallery, and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme!

Jul 13, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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about themes


Step 1: Download Windows Vista UxTheme patch.
How to install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials already.
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot the computer.
Step 1b: If you find the above too intimidating, download VistaGlazz and just run it, it automates the whole patching process so you don’t have to worry about it.
Step 2: Download a Windows Vista Theme and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme!

Jul 13, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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i want vista theme


Step 1: Download Windows Vista UxTheme patch.
How to install
1. Login as a user with Administrative privileges -or- have Administrative credentials already.
2. Navigate to %systemroot%\System32
3. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
4. Take ownership of the file and close dialogs.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll
6. Right-click uxtheme.dll and click properties.
7. Give yourself (or group) Full Control permissions and close dialogs.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for themeui.dll and shsvcs.dll.
9. Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.old.
10. Rename themeui.dll to themeui.old.
11. Rename shsvcs.dll to shsvcs.old.
12. Copy patched files into %systemroot%\System32
13. Reboot (yes, this is really required)

Step 1b: If you find the above too intimidating, download VistaGlazz and just run it, it automates the whole patching process so you don’t have to worry about it

Step 2: Download a Windows Vista Visual Style from a free Windows Vista Themes gallery, and copy the theme to Windows/Resources/Themes folder.
Step 3: Right click on desktop and click on Personalize. From the page that pops up, click on Theme and choose your newly installed theme!

Jul 11, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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