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Home Sharing Broken in iTunes 10.5.3 (fixed)

After I updated to iTunes 10.5.3, I noticed that home sharing did not work at all. I took all of the steps at Apple's support article (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972) to no avail. Ultimately, I figured out that the problem is with 10.5.3 itself. Here is how to get Home Sharing working again: //Download iTunes 10.5.2 here: 32 bit: http://www.filehippo.com/download_itunes_32/11232/ 64 bit: http://www.filehippo.com/download_itunes_64/11233/Click on "Start" or the Windows Orb (depending on which version of Read More

Fixed: Windows 7 Explorer.exe Server Execution Failed

Fixed: Windows 7 Explorer.exe Server Execution Failed

This error message can occur for the following reasons:Your Documents Library is pointed to an external drive which is disconnected The registry entries dictating where your Shell and User Shell folders has been changedIf your libraries are pointed to an external drive, plug it in or turn it on to resolve the issue. Otherwise... The easy way: Click on Libraries Right-click on Documents and select "Properties" from the menu Click on the Restore Defaults button Read More

XAMPP ulimit error on Mac OSX

XAMPP ulimit error on Mac OSX

If you are running XAMPP on Mac and can't start apache, you are likely getting an unhelpful error message. If the message is blank, it could be because one of your local websites doesn't have a logs folder; it could also be a hostname issue. If you are getting an error regarding ulimit and have tried the other fix on the web (commenting out the three lines related to ulimit Read More

Explorer: Executable files won’t launch

Explorer: Executable files won’t launch

Recently, I have dealt with a few computers where malware had wrecked Windows Explorer's handling of executable files. Whenever you attempt to launch an executable file, you are told Windows doesn't know what to do with the file, sometimes being prompted to download the file you were trying to launch. Right-click the file linked here and save it to your desktop. Once it's downloaded, right-click it and select Install. This Read More