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Quick backup with Live Mesh and Vista

Did you know that… you can use Live Mesh to backup files in 1 click ? Here is how to do this in Vista (with Live Mesh client installed): First, create a BackupToMesh folder somewhere on your drive Then Share it on your Mesh (Right-click / “Add folder...

Permission problem while trying to move/delete/rename folder in Vista ?

I get this issue everyday in Vista: I try to move/delete/rename folders and get a “you need permission to perform this action” error. Note these are not system folders, just some personal folders, and this is not related to UAC or drive hardware. I have...
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WebSlice Viewer Vista Gadget

Put IE8 WebSlices on your Vista SideBar or desktop ? * not an april's fool * Yes you can, as IE8 WebSlices are based on Windows RSS Platform. Sean Lyndersay has released a very early version (alpha 0.3) of his WebSlice Viewer Gadget : http://blogs.msdn...
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[MIX08] WPF Schedule Manager

Going to MIX08 next week ? Thirteen23 has created a very nice MIX08 Schedule Management Application with WPF ( so Vista only!) to help you create your own conference schedule, keep track of times, and browse all the sessions. http://thirteen23.com/experiences...
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What's in Vista Experience Index?

Ever wanted to now everything about Windows Experience Index ? Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look: http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/pages/458117.aspx
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MIX08 Countdown Gadget

"The Next Web Now"... well almost (d-50) Here is a new Countdown sequel... not from me this time! This nice little gadget uses Silverlight! Download the MIX08 Countdown Gadget here .
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Merry Christmas MVPs!! (+gift inside)

Are you a Microsoft MVP ? Are you running Vista ? Planning to go to the Summit ? Then download my MVP Global Summit Countdown Gadget for Vista!! http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=c36fa782-4ab9-4383-aaff-81b1b2a27314&bt=1&pl=1 This...
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COM Surrogate has stopped working error in Vista

I had this error each time I browse media folders in Vista : "This problem is caused because of codecs and other COM components installed by various softwares that aren't fully Vista-compatible, like some versions of DivX or Nero." Thanks to the How-To...
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Vista Sidebar Gadget Template

Tim Heuer has done a really nice Sidebar Gadget Template for Visual Studio. The structure you get when creating a new Web Site/VistaSidebarGadget from VS : Note that it creates one local folder (en-US) so you can easily add some more later, and it comes...
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Delete Live OneCare backup folder in Vista

Problem: You reinstalled Live OneCare, or you start using v2 beta, and want to delete your old backup folder, but you can't. This is a permission problem, that maybe you can solve with cacls with command line: cacls "<drive letter>:\<path>...
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