Monthly Archives: April 2011

Running Two Instances of Gtalk

If you use Google Talk and you have more than one Google IDs that you want to use for staying online or chatting to your friends. Here’s a nice quick trick that will allow you to run more than one instance of Gtalk at one time which will allow you to sign in as different IDs while staying on the same computer and without installing or running any other chat client or multi-messenger.

So, how to do so. If you have a shortcut of Google Talk on your desktop, simple right click on it and go to properties. In the properties window, in Target, you’ll have this “C:UsersCOLDFIREAppDataRoamingGoogleGoogle Talkgoogletalk.exe” /startmenu

Copy this line or whatever it is in your computer under target.

Next, on your desktop, right click anywhere on the screen and select New > Shortcut.

Paste the line where it asks for the location of the item. (Remember? we copied something)

Now, in the last you will see /startmenu just over-write it as /nomutex. So, now your shortcut becomes “C:UsersCOLDFIREAppDataRoamingGoogleGoogle Talkgoogletalk.exe” /nomutex

Then click next and save it with any name you desire. Thats it. To launch it, double click the shortcut and now, you can enjoy more than 1 instances of Google Talk running on your computer


In the url “C:UsersCOLDFIREAppDataRoamingGoogle…………………. COLDFIRE is my account name in my PC. Replace that with yours.

Recommended that you copy the loaction of the target from your existing Gtalk shortcut properties window and simply change the last word startmenu to nomutex

Known bugs: Does not store passwords for individual instances. If you store password in Google Talk while signing in, the password for the instance that you’ll exit at last will be stored.

Windows Live Mail – Tips and Tricks

Hi everyone!
In this post I will illustrate Windows Live Mail users that how they can keep their downloaded emails in the computer saved which is very useful at the time of re-installing windows or migrating to a new computer.
As we all know that Windows Live Mail downloads the emails with the attachments into your computer and places them somewhere. So, what we will do is that we will change the folder where it stores all your data so that you can copy it and take it to your new computer or in case you re-install, you do not have to download all the emails again.

Access your stored emails even when you’re not connected to the internet.
Saves your bandwidth and hence time and money.
Backup Windows Live Mail data and emails.

Step 1:
Click on the blue button as shown in the figure below and goto Options  > Mail


Step 2:
A new window will pop-up as shown below in the figure.


Step 3
Click on the Advanced tab. And then in the Advanced tab, under Maintenance and Troubleshooting, click on Maintenance… button


Step 4
When you click on maintenance button, you will be presented with a new window like the one shown below. Click on Store Folder button here.


Step 5
Clicking on the Store Folder button as explained in the previous step will bring up a small window “Store Location”. In this window click Change… button.
Navigate and select the folder that you want to use for storing your Windows Live Mail data and emails.

Recommended: Create the backup folder for your email in a non-os drive like D: or E:


Download this as PDF click here