Android ES File Explorer cannot access shared folders on Windows 7

It was working for me  just fine, accessing shared folders from my windows 7 desktop from my android phone, tables, and TV set box was something I do everyday. But then it stopped, ES File Explorer; my favorite android file manager, has started showing errors saying it cannot connect, I blamed the explorer it self, my router, my firewall, antivirus,sharing settings. it took me hours to get to the root cuase of why all of a sudden android can no longer connect to my shared folders (while other windows based computers can).

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The first step to the solution was to use terminal emulator on my phone to confirm that I can still ping my desktop from my phone, and it worked. the next step was to use wireshark on my computer to see what exactly is ES file explorer asking of my computer, and what is it replying to it. I found incoming messages in SMB protocol (samba) my phone requests to access samaba shares on my computer, then windows replies with “Out of memory”!, after doing some digging I found that this is a common issue in windowes and it is solved by a registry change.

open regedit and the go to the following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters Look for IRPStackSize, if you dont see it, then create it by Clicking Edit, then New, and then click DWORD Value 32. Type IRPStackSize as the name, and then press ENTER. Note that IRPStackSize  is case sensitive. edit it and set the value to 12, then restart your computer. give your computer a few seconds to finish loading then try acessing your shared folder from your android device using ES file explorer. it should work, if you’re lucky.

Copy Outlook accounts and emails without redownloading

Copying Outlook accounts and emails is a rather tricky task. You can easily copy the PST file and import it in the new computer, but that will not copy your account setting, worse, The new outlook will not be able to tell if the emails you copied are the same as those still on the server (if you’re keeping a copy on the server that is) and you’ll end up downloading all you inbox emails again, creating duplicated emails (the copied and the downloaded ones).

I assume that the new outlook is fresh and doesn’t contain any data, if you follow this guide, the emails and accounts of the new outlook will be overwritten.

To transfer all your email (sent & inbox) to a new computer do the Following

1. On the old computer, find your PST files, you can do so by navigating to account settings and then data files

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2. Copy the PST files to a removable storage for transfer to the new computer.

3. Hit WinKey + R and type regedit to start the registry editor. navigate to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook . right click outlook and select export. save the registry to the removable drive.

4. Now go to the new computer. paste the PST files to the same folder you found them in (in outlook 2010 it is in documents\outlook files)

5. Now start regedit as before, and navigate to the same key. export it to a safe location in case you need to rollback. then delete they key.

6. double click the registry you imported from the old machine and install it.

Now start outlook, if there’s a message asking for the location of the datafiles, it means that you didn’t copy them to the same location, just browse to the copied files and click open.

7. You should now be able to see your old emails (inbox, sent, junk, etc) and find your old accounts in the account settings page.

8. If you’re unable to send \ receive because of  the following error outlook unable to open data files. there’s a little trick that I did to bypass it.

A. Open account settings and click you email address.

B. on the bottom of the screen click change folder. then create a new data file (dont use the imported PSTs)

C. save everything, then send receive. as soon as it start downloading cancel the process.

D. repeat the  process and change the folder to the imported PST’s inbox folder.

E. Send receive again, it will work! DON’T ASK ME WHY, it just does.


Hope this will work for ya.

Read Kindle books on PC for free

Did you know that you can read Kindle books on your PC for free? You can follow this simple guide to start reading thousands of free and millions of cheap kindle books on PC, without ever owning a Kindle.

How to get Kindle books on PC ?

To start reading your free kindle books on PC, you must fist download the Kindle reader for PC.

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Once the download is finished, open the installed Kindle book reader for PC, you will have to login with your amazon account , don’t worry it’s free. Once you do they will start you off with three free kindle books on PC already installed ( Pride and Prejudice, Aesop`s Fable, And Treasure Island).

You can also easily download any book into your Kindle PC reader, free or not. To do so, just go to the Kindle Library, and select a book you like, then hit “buy with one click” it will be automatically transfered to the Kindle book reader on your PC. Just refresh it and it will start downloading the kindle books on PC.

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If you are only interested in the Free books, you may go to the Free books section and select your book, then click Buy, don`t worry it won`t ask for payment details if the book is free.

That’s about it, you can now start enjoying thousands of free kindle books on PC