Mysterious tilde file (~) on the desktop

 

The Service Profile is damaged. Reinstall the Service Profile

 

Change the registered owner of a computer

 

Windows will not shut down

 

My icons keep on disappearing; getting mixed up; moving; disappearing.

 

No button on taskbar when minimising windows

 

Install fonts doesn't work

 

Working in the Registry

 

How do I prevent the Windows log-on at bootup?

 

Various controls display wrongly (scroll bar arrows; minimise, maximise or close

buttons; option buttons; check boxes etc).

 

Print the contents of a directory from Windows Explorer

 

Windows Media Player; going online "Updating Track Information in Media Library and My Music"

 

Add/Remove Programs list empty

 

Windows Explorer Does Not Display Item's Contents in Right Pane

 

Force logon (Win 9x systems)

 

Hotmail

Taken from http://help.msn.com/!data/en_us/data/MSN_Hotmail_PIMv9.its51/$content$/PIM_REF_RestrictedAttachmts.htm

Files with the following extensions cannot be added as attachments to Hotmail messages (and also cannot be received via Hotmail):

ade, adp, asp, bas, bat, chm, cmd, com, cpl., crt, exe, hlp, hta, inf, ins, isp, its, js, jse, lnk, mdb, mde, mdt, mdw, msc, msi, msp, mst, pcd, pif, reg, scr, sct, shb, shs, tmp, url, vb, vbe, vbs, vsd, vsmacros, vss, vst, vsw, ws, wsc, wsf, wsh

Closing a free Hotmail account - go to the Help Menu after logging in, you will be directed to the following page which has a 'close my account' button:
http://www.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/accountclose

The text of the page states:

"By closing this account, you are marking your account inactive. Stored e-mail will be permanently deleted and inbound mail will be refused. Your .NET Passport will still function, and your e-mail name will be reserved.

To re-activate your account, simply go to http://www.hotmail.com and enter your Sign-In name and password. You will then be able to send and receive e-mail using MSN Hotmail once again.

If your account stays 'inactive' for over a period of 90 days, it will be permanently deleted. This delay is necessary to discourage users from engaging in fraudulent activity. Additionally, due to the limited number of names available, we may allow other users to sign up for and use your current e-mail name after your account has been permanently deleted..."

Hotmail account has been hijacked

Trouble logging into Hotmail

The Hotmail Banner Ad

Hotmail - activating the free Hotmail email account

I am getting multiple copies of my emails

Outlook and Hotmail:

Outlook only supports one Hotmail account per email identity, eg:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=823523

 

 

MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger

 

Note: Norton Anti-Virus (2003) includes an option to "monitor" instant messengers. Turn this option OFF if you want to stop Messenger from loading automatically.
 

HOW TO: Remove Instant Messaging Users for Windows Messenger [Q310705]

 

Stop Messenger running

 

Stop Messenger in XP

 

Uninstall Windows Messenger


MSN Messenger 5.0 - Windows XP

 

What ports are used by Messenger?

 

Disabling the Messenger advertisement pane (Windows Messenger)

 

Can't sign in when using Messenger

 

Error 1601 installing Messenger

 

MSN and MSN Explorer

 

The latest version of MSN Explorer as at 18 September 2004 is 9.10.0006.2205

 

Creating a separate MSN Dial Up Connection

 

Trouble logging on to MSN Explorer

 

Removing MSN Explorer Links folder

 

General Information about MSN

 

Cancel an MSN account

 

MSN Explorer has a white background

 

Exporting MSN Explorer favorites

 

MSN Explorer Autocomplete

 

Email messages list the sender as 'unknown' or do not list a sender

 

Resetting MSN's dial up credentials

 

Service profile is damaged

 

No audio in MSN Explorer

 

Special notes

 

Archived mail

Pre MSN8 - .dbx file type.  MSN8 - .maildb file type.

 

Storage location:

c:\windows\applications data\msn 6\user data

or

c:\documents and settings\{userprofile}\application data\msn6\userdata

 

MSN 9

c:\Documents and Settings\{user profile}\My Documents\MSN_Mail.msnbak

 

c:\windows\local settings\application data\microsoft\msn\db\mail(email account address)\

 

c:\documents and settings\{userprofile}\local settings\application data\microsoft\msn\db\mail(email account address)\

 

On my system, downloaded email messages can be seen in the mail* folder (they have an .000 extension). Try opening each one using Notepad).  Unfortunately, opening using Notepad does not allow access to attachments.

 

The \msn\db\ folder contains (temporary) local copies of email messages read using MSN Explorer; you will also see a couple of .sdf files which (at least on my system) seem to contain only emails subject to junk mail filtering and my addressbook. 
 

The correct http server address for @msn.com email for Outlook and Outlook Express is:

http://oe.msn.msnmail.hotmail.com/cgi-bin/hmdata

 

@hotmail.com uses a different address:

http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp

 

 

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