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Reset Windows Offline Files Cache Database (CSC)

Use this command line to set the registry flag that controls flushing/reformatting of the Windows Offline Network Files Cache Database when Windows boots up:

REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache” /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Windows 7 GodMode

Creating a folder with a specific name creates a folder window that contains all of the Windows settings, controls, and tools in one place.

Create a new folder and name it:


Windows 7 shortcuts

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts:

  • Alt+UP – Go up a folder
  • Alt+Left- Go back (previous folder)
  • Alt+Right – Go forward (from go back)
  • Alt+d – Select Address Bar path
  • F4 – Address Bar drop down, history, selection
  • Alt+Enter – Properties of the selected file
  • Ctrl+Mousewheel – change the icons size
  • F11 – Fullscreen mode (does not seem very useful)

Other Windows keyboard shortcuts:

  • Win+e – Open Windows Explorer
  • Win+f – Find files
  • Ctrl+Win+f – Find computers
  • Win+Tab – Cycle forward through open Taskbar items
    • Shift+Win+Tab – Cycle backwards through open Taskbar items
  • Win+m – Minimize all windows (may not minimize some dialog boxes)
    • Shift+Win+m – Retore previously minimized windows
  • Win+Space – Aero peek to show Desktop (while Win key is held down)
  • Win+d – Sow Desktop (hides all windows, repeat to restore hidden windows)
  • Win+b, Left Arrow, Enter – Opens the Clock/Calendar pop-up from the Notification Area
  • Win+g – Bring Gadgets to front (repeat to cycle forward to next Gadget)
    • Shift+Win+g -Bring Gadgets to (repeat to cycle backward to previous Gadget)
  • Win+Pause – System

UAC on/off via REG.EXE

There’s a quick way you can enable or disable this annoying window from the command line:

Disable UAC

reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f