How to Remove .html from your URL

  1. Log on to your control panel, navigate to your File manager
  2. Go to your root folder
  3. Click settings, and enable show hidden files.
  4. Open the .htaccess file and edit it by adding the following codes in it

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.html [NC,L]

  5. If the file is not available, create one and save it as .htaccess on the root directory of your domain, then paste the code above inside it.
  6. Finally, remove .html extension from all the links on your domain. Warning: Do not rename files and remove .html, what you should only do is to remove the .html extensions from all the links on the site.

SMB issue after Windows 10 Feature Update: The Solution.

Twice a year, Microsoft rolls out feature updates to Windows 10. Currently, the latest feature update is now officially dubbed Windows 10 April 2018 Update, released on April 30, 2018. If you have been having issue updating your Windows 10 through your conventional Windows update feature embedded with your OS, now you have an opportunity to download this bundle and then run it on your computer. Click here to download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – 4GB (torrent).

However, some users (especially enterprise networks) run into some hitches after the update. In this post, we discuss simple ways to solve the issue of inability to access shared folders in your enterprise network, after your Windows 10 update/upgrade.

IMG_20180530_102528.jpgThe culprit here is what is called SMB protocol (Server Message Block). Follow the following steps to resolve it:

  1. Click Search on your task bar, and type Turn Windows Features On or Off
  2. Click to open the Windows Features
  3. Click to check the boxes for SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support as well as SMB Direct
  4. Click Ok, and reboot your computer

Hope that helps!

Excel Error: There Was a Problem Sending the Command to the Program

If you got an error during launch of an Excel document saying “there was a problem sending the command to the program“, it is simply a click away steps you need to perform to fix it:

  1. Open a new Excel Application
  2. Click File, then Options (Excel Options)
  3. On the Excel Options dialog, scroll down to General category
  4. Uncheck the “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)”
  5. Ok…
  6. Launch your file now!

Attack! Have You Heard of RansomWare – Wannacrypt?

RansomwareWhat is ransomware? Malicious software that locks a device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it.

How can you protect yourself? Anti-virus software can protect your machine, although cybercriminals are constantly working on new ways to override such protection.
Updating the OS will take care of most vulnerabilities. Do not click on questionable links or open suspicious attachments as this can save headaches. This helps limit the spread of ransomware if hackers do get into your system.

How does it work?

  1. The malicious Ransomeware software is normally contained within an attachment to an email that masquerades as something innocent. Once opened it encrypts the hard drive, making it impossible to access or retrieve anything stored on there – such as photographs, documents or music
  2. Ransomware is a kind of cyber attack that involves hackers taking control of a computer system and blocking access to it until a ransom is paid.
  3. It enters a computer when a user mistakingly clicks or downloads a malicious file
  4. It can also spread via a worm, embedding itself within a network, this is instead of relying on humans to spread by clicking
  5.  Experts warn that there is no guaranteed access given after payment

It is interesting to note that Microsoft have already taken measures to save the world from this menace. You can visit Microsoft blog post about this attack – Click here to view.

How to Add Page x of y in Microsoft Office Word

How to Add Page x of y in Microsoft Office Word

Your version of Word might be different from the one I will use to demonstrate here, but the steps are relatively the same.

  1. On your Microsoft Office Word document, click the section of the footer or header you want the pagination (page x of y) to appear – e.g bottom right
  2. Type Page and press space
  3. With the cursor on this point, click Insert menu. Under Text category, choose Quick Parts and then click Field…Field
  4. On the Field dialog box, under the Field names, choose Page and then click the number format you want, then OkField1
  5. Press space, enter of, and press space again
  6. Go again to Insert menu > Quick parts > Field… > NumPages. Then click the number format you wantField2
  7. Click Ok
  8. Congratulations!

You’re free to share with friends and relatives.

Allowing FTP Upload/Download Through ISA Server: step by step

  1. Open ISA Management Console
  2. Create a new Access rule, Right click Firewall Policy , then click on New then choose Access Rule ( If you already have a Firewall Policy for the FTP Protocol, then skip these steps and jump to step 13)
  3. The New Access Rule Wizard will be launched, give a name to your new rule , in this example we will name it Allow FTP R/W (Read/ Write), then click Next
  4. In the Rule Action page, we choose which action we want to grant for our users, in this example we want to grant them the FTP access, so we choose Allow, then click Next
  5. In the Protocols page, From the drop down list of This Rule Applies To, choose Selected Protocolsclick on Add button, the Add Protocol page will open,  Open All Protocols and choose the FTP protocol and click on Add , then click Close
  6. The FTP Protocol will be selected , click Next
  7. On the Access Rule Sources page, click the Add button. In the Add Network Entities dialog box, click on the Networks folder. Double click on the Internal network, then click the Close button in the Add Network Entities dialog box. Click Next in the Access Rule Sources dialog box.
  8. Click the Add button on the Access Rule Destinations page. In the Add Network Entities dialog box, click the Networks folder. Double click the External entry and click Close in the Add Network Entities dialog box. Click Next on the Access Rule Destinations page.
  9. On the User Sets page, accept the default setting of All Users.
  10. Review your settings and click Finish on the Completing the New Access Rule Wizard page.
  11. Click the Apply button to save the changes and update the firewall policy. This button is located at the top of the Details pane (the middle pane) of the console.
  12. The rule you have just created will only permit you to download anything from the FTP sites you visit, but will not allow you to upload, in order to have the ability to upload, follow the following steps
  13. Right click your FTP Rule, then click on Configure FTP
  14. In this page, remove the tick beside the Read Only, then click OK
  15. Click the Apply button to save the changes and update the firewall policy.

How to Convert Your DVD Movies Into MP4 movies

How to convert your DVD movies into MP4 movies

Do you have some of your movies still on those DVD disks? Perhaps your DVD player isn’t working anymore? Or, you want to play the file from your computer and it’s a long thing trying to decode which files to play in the too many folder/files format of DVD?

Recall that DVD technology is gradually phasing out… A lot of folks now simply connect their usb memory stick on the usb ports of their TV and get their movies playing! You do want to convert those DVDs to MP4? Let’s look at these steps….

  1. Use a software called HandBrake! Download from their site (CLICK HERE), and then install on your computer.untitled
  2. After install, open the software
  3. Insert the DVD you want to convert into MP4.
  4. On HandBrake, choose the source of the DVD which is your DVD Drive.
  5. Finally, click Start Encoding

It takes a while to complete. So relax and grab a cup of coffee while you wait. Don’t forget to share to your friends, and you do not need to thank us. We are delighted to help you, always!