Monday, February 15, 2016

Tree size - To know what is eating up your hard disk space.

Tree Size is a very useful tool provided by JAM software. Recently I was struggling for space in C drive of my computer. I wanted to ensure why space utilization on C drive was so high. Doing a search on the internet helped me locate Tree Size. It quickly helped me figure out the space utilization of my C drive.

I could identify and delete the unwanted stuff and also move the useful stuff to some other location to free up space from my C drive.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Let's Chocolatey

Chocolatey is a great way to install softwares on windows through the command line. It is for Windows what yum is for Linux. Installing softwares on Windows becomes easier using Chocolatey.

 Learn more about Chocolatey here.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Disk Inventory X

Disk Inventory X is a disk usage utility for Mac OS X 10.3 (and later). It shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way.

To download Disk Inventory and for more information, please click here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Getting a directory listing on Windows and Mac

 It is easy to get a directory listing for a folder from a windows machine using command prompt window:

Get a directory listing from Windows machines:

cd C:\Foldername
dir /s/b/o:gn > C:\directory_list.txt

Similarly, you can get a directory listing via terminal on mac:

Get a directory listing from Mac machines for a folder:

find ~ /Users/username/Foldername/ > /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Users/username/Directory_Listing.txt

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A very useful website to check the bandwidth that you are getting from your ISP. Many a times you will find that you are not getting the speed that is  promised by your ISP. This website could serve as a handy tool to get data and seek explanation from your ISP.


Monday, March 24, 2014


 Makeuseof is a very good website to stay up to date with latest technology. It is focused more on internet with lots of useful apps and software reviews. Once you subscribe you will receive emails on a daily basis with links to articles that gives you a review of useful softwares or apps. It also has articles that help you enhance your technical skills and soft skills. You will find tutorials for programming languages, articles related to soft skills and articles about what is trending in technology. You may also post questions and get answers about softwares or tech stuff.



Codecademy is a very useful website for anybody who would to get started with programming. The mode of learning is very interactive. You can learn HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, Ruby and also learn about APIs. The best part is that it is free and it allows you to keep track of the progress you have made. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to learn to program.



Saturday, June 1, 2013

net use command to assign a mapped drive letter for a webdav url

Following command to be used through command line for creating a persistent connection for a webdav url:

C:\>net use w: /PERSISTENT:yes

To restore the current connections at each logon, regardless of future changes, /PERSISTENT:yes was used.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Map drive letter for a Local folder

Please refer the following website for information on this:

You can do this using the SUBST command which stands for substitute. It's easy.
Here's how you would create the example W: drive for the Windows folder:

Click Start>Run, enter this command:

subst V: E:\"Folder Vijit" (quotes to be used only if the folder name has space)

and click OK


By default, the virtual drive will only last until you reboot. To keep it, you
need to
have the command load at startup.
In Windows 9x, you can do this by placing thecommand in your autoexec file or
for all
Windows versions,  in any bat file which you
can  then place in your Startup folder which you can access by right clicking
the Start
button, choosing Open. You will find your
Startup folder in the Programs folder.

Here is how to create a simple bat file inside your Startup folder:
We'll use the letter W: assigned to C:\Windows, in this example.

Right click an empty area inside your Startup folder and click New>Text
Open up the newly created notepad document and enter these commands

@echo offsubst V: E:\"Folder Vijit"

Save the txt file and then rename it with a .BAT extension.(click yes when
asked to
confirm the name change)

Done.  Now, the bat file will load each time you startup to make sure the
Virtual drive


Thursday, December 22, 2011

How to change user account name or home directory name on a mac OS?

The following KB article should help you figure out how to change the user account name or home directory name on a mac: