FileZilla FTP client stores passwords in plain text.

FileZilla FTP client by default silently stores all entered FTP usernames and passwords in plain text.
Passwords may be stored in following locations.
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\FileZilla
Windows Visata/7: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla

To disable this default behaviour:
1. Copy file C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\docs\fzdefaults.xml.example to C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client
2. Rename file to fzdefaults.xml
3. Open file in text editor and change set <Setting name="Kiosk mode">1</Setting>
4. Comment line: <!--<Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>-->. Or set desired config file location if you wish.
You can also set <Setting name="Disable update check">1</Setting> to disable update check.
5. Save and close the file
6. Delete or rename existing files containing passwords (see above for file names and path)

FileZilla 3.3
Windows XP, Vista, 7

Create bootable Windows installation USB/DVD drive

Bootable USB - Option 1

Rufus is a small free utility that allows to create bootable USB drives. It's very lightweight and doesn't even require installation. Versions 2.15 (portable) can be downloaded from here, or check for the latest version of developer's website.

Bootable USB - Option 2

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool works great if you need to create bootable Windows USB flash drive from an .ISO file. You can download this tool from here or directly from Microsoft.

Error 1327. Invalid Drive:

Installing / uninstalling Google Earth (or other software) you may get an error:

Product: Google Earth -- Error 1327.Invalid Drive: X:\

Application Log ID: 11327

This happens if drive X: used to exist on your system, but has been removed.

To fix:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Remove or change incorrect entries.

"The publisher could not be verified" warning opening .exe files

"The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software".

To get rid of this error:
Start > Run > gpedit.msc
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Attachment Manager

Add .exe to "Inclusion list for moderate risk file types"

Alternatively, if file is opened from a network location you can add this network location to Internet Explorer Local/Trusted sites category.

Windows Vista


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