May 2015 - Hawkdive

Thursday, May 21, 2015

5 Ways to copy / transfer photos from iPhone to Windows PC

Thursday, May 21, 2015 2

Copy/Transfer/Import photos from iPhone to Windows PC

There are multiple ways out there to copy or import photos from iTunes to Windows PC.I am going to show you all the methods to transfer/Copy the photos from your iPhone to a Windows PC.

Method 1. Using Email

If you have to Transfer/Copy just 5-10 few pictures from your iPhone you could attach them in a mail and send it to yourself which you could later access on your Windows PC after downloading the Email attachment on your Windows PC.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

Method 2. Import Photos from iPhone with Windows AutoPlay

When you connect your iPhone to computer.

Option 1: You may see an autoplay window, click on Import pictures and videos

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

– OR –

Option 2: Click on Start button > Computer

See the Portable Devices section, right click on your iPhone icon and click Import pictures and videos option

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
Enter tag name to tag these pictures (optional) and click Import button

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

this will start importing pictures form iPhone to computer. You can check the Erase after importing check box if you don’t need picture in your iPhone after importing in your computer.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
These photos are by default transferred and saved to My Pictures folder.

If some of your photos didn't import from your iPhone's Camera Roll, you can either transfer the photos from iPhone to your computer using Windows Explorer or import the photos using software such as Windows Live Photo Gallery.

Method 3. Import photos using sync option in iTunes

You can download and install iTunes on your windows PC and connect your iPhone to the PC with USB cable.

Set up syncing
1. Open iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version.
2. Connect the iOS device to your computer using the included USB cable.
3. Locate your connected device.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

4. After clicking on your iOS device, tabs appear on the left side of the iTunes window under Settings.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

5. Some tabs might not appear if you don't have the corresponding content in your iTunes library. For example, if you don't have any podcasts in your library, the Podcast tab won't appear. Your tabs might include some or all of those listed below:

Summary: Features information about your device, options for backing up or updating your device, and accessibility settings.
Info: Sync your contacts and calendars.
Apps: Manage your apps and file sharing.
Music: Sync your music.
Movies: Sync your movies.
TV Shows: Sync your TV shows.
Podcasts: Sync your podcasts.
iTunes U: Sync your iTunes U courses.
Books: Sync your books and and PDF documents.
Audiobooks: Sync your audiobooks.
Tones: Sync your ring and other alert tones.
Photos: Sync your photos. Learn how to sync photos with iTunes.
On My Device: Shows you the music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, audiobooks, tones, and voice memos that are on your device.

6. You can turn on syncing for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, Books, Audiobooks, Tones, Photos, and Info. To turn on syncing, click the content type from the list under settings, then click the box next to Sync [content type]. If there's a check in the box already, syncing is turned on for that tab. To turn off syncing, uncheck the box.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

Click on the sync button at the bottom to start syncing.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

As shown in the picture above you could also setup syncing on selected items by choosing selected playlists,artists,albums,and genres.

Note:- If you are syncing your iPod with iTunes, be careful because iPod can only be synced with one iTunes library and if you have synced your iPod with iTune on other computer the previous content synced from the other computer will be erased and replaced with the content from new computer.So select the option carefully when prompted.You could just transfer the purchases from iPod to PC by selecting Transfer Purchases.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

Before importing your media:
  • Unlock your iOS device using your passcode, particularly if you've never synced your device with the computer before. 
  • Makes sure your iOS device trusts the computer you want to import your media onto.
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

Note:- You can import only photo and video content taken with the built-in camera or captured on the device. You can't import photo or video content synced from iTunes.
Windows XP might not be able to import videos larger than 500MB without iTunes installed, a third-party program, or updated drivers.

Method 4. Using iCloud.

If you don't wanna do all those steps mentioned above you could back up all the photos by syncing to iCloud and then install iCloud on Windows PC to transfer or copy all the pictures.

Method 5. Use iFunBox.

Through Window Explorer, you can only import the photos in iPhone Camera Roll. While for the photos that saved on other Albums, or synced from iTunes library, you'll need a professional iPhone photo transfer software.There are multiple software to transfer photos from iOS device to Windows PC But all of them have some limitation and some of them are paid.So I would rather use the one which has no limitation and open source free software. iFunbox is one them as this has so many great features and is free to use.Below are the links to download some of these iOS file management software.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

Features of iFunbox

1. A great File and App Management Tool for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch.It's available on Windows and Mac OSX. It's.It's free.
2. Install iOS Apps from IPA package- It also allows you install apps with *.ipa files archieved from an App under development or cracked by you.

3. Import/Export Media Data- Managing video, music, photo and ringtone is never easier using iFunbox's Quick Toolbox. Multiple files can be imported in a batch by file browing dailog or drag&drop. All video and photo in the Camera Roll can be exported by just one click, as well as movies, music and ringtone.
4. Use iPhone as an USB Flash Drive- In file browser view, the "General Storage" entry in the left-hand tree allows you store any kinds of file just like a handy USB flash drive. It operates like an USB flash drive but way more faster for file transfer. Files named with international charactors and sized larger than 2GB are all well supported.

copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC
copy photos from iPhone to Windows PC

5. Explore Data in the App Sandbox- iOS apps store data in its sandbox for saving informations like user account, chat history, saved games, in-app purchase and etc. iFunbox provides an easy way to manipulate those data to clean the track of usage, backup messages of chats, cheat games and many more.
6. Total Control of the Native iOS File System- iFunbox helps you dig into the root file system of a jailbreak iOS device with quick browsing, instant file previewing and fast file searching. Customize spring board themes, modify carrier logo, clean junk files, config system services and diagnose system issues ., it is just the imagination limits what you can do with your iOS devices. Being a hacker of iOS device is never easier with iFunbox. iFunbox supports automatic conversion of bplist and mac png, makes file previewing much easier.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

How to set the Universal DNS Server address manually

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Domain Name System (DNS ) is the global address book for internet just like the phone book in your cell phone. So when you have to call your friend you actually find his name in the address book and dial his name but it’s technically his phone number which is dialed and connects you to your friends or relatives, the same way each website also has an address on internet by which it is accessed and that address is known as IP address and typically written as so if you want to open a website you can also type the IP address of that website in the browser and the browser will open it for you. Normally this IP address is always the IP address of the web server where the web pages are held or hosted. But remembering the IP address of any website is not easy so the concept of DNS came and it actually maintains the name and IP address of the entire website in the world and translates the web address in text format into IP address.

DNS server is the IP address that we set in the computer's network connection settings that is contacted every time we type any website address in the browser and try to load it.And you won't believe that every DNS server also has its another DNS server address set in its network connection settings.The DNS system is, in fact, its own network. If one DNS server doesn't know how to translate a particular domain name, it asks another one, and so on, until the correct IP address is returned.

For more details read about DNS here.

So whenever we have to open any website let's say we type the address of the website in the browser and the browser send the Website address to DNS Server to look for its IP address.DNS Server responds to the browser with the IP address ( in case of and then your browser makes a direct contact with the website using its IP address.

If your Internet Service Provider 's DNS server set on your computer goes down or does not respond due to any reason you will not be able to visit any pages if you type the website address in the browser like but you can visit the same website easily by typing its IP address directly as in case of Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.

If the DNS Server is down or have some issue you would see the following error messages.

1. Server not found
2. The webpage requested is not available
3. The webpage is not available
5. Webpage can not be displayed
6. Sorry,We could not find

Flush your DNS. Sometimes your DNS cache gets outdated and needs to be manually flushed. This can be done from the Command Prompt.
To open the Command Prompt, press ⊞ Win+R and type cmd.
Type ipconfig /flushdns. Wait for the command to process and then restart your computer.

Test the connection again. If the problem still persists, move on to the next step.

So in order to fix this problem change the DNS server address to a reliable DNS server.There are some Global Universal DNS Server which are ups and running all the time 24x7x365.They are free to use and are very fast.

The most commonly used Universal DNS server address are, They are 6 DNS servers at through

You could also use Google's Public DNS, which is a free and used as global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

The Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4) are as follows:


The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as follows:

  1. 2001:4860:4860::8888
  2. 2001:4860:4860::8844

You can use either address as your primary or secondary DNS server. You can specify both addresses, but do not specify one address as both primary and secondary.

Steps to Change DNS server settings on Windows 7

  1. Go to the Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
  3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
    • To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection > Properties.
    • To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection > Properties.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
How to set the universal DNS Server address
How to set the universal DNS Server address
  1. Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
  2. Click OK.
How to set the universal DNS Server address
How to set the universal DNS Server address
How to set the universal DNS Server address
How to set the universal DNS Server address

  1. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
  2. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
    • For IPv4: and/or
    • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
  3. Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
  4. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.
Steps to Change DNS server settings on Mac OS 10.5
  1. Click Apple > System Preferences > Network.
How to set the universal DNS Server address
How to set the universal DNS Server address

  1. If the lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click the icon to make changes, and when prompted to authenticate, enter your password.
  2. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
    • To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, select Built-In Ethernet, and click Advanced.
How to set the universal DNS Server address
How to set the universal DNS Server address

    • To change the settings for a wireless connection, select Airport, and click Advanced.
  1. Select the DNS tab.
  2. Click + to replace any listed addresses with, or add, the Google IP addresses at the top of the list:
    • For IPv4: and/or
    • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
How to set the universal DNS Server address
How to set the universal DNS Server address

  1. Click Apply > OK.
  2. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change the DNS for.

After changing the DNS server address, restart the computer and your internet should work faster.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

My Safari on Macbook Pro Shows a techsupport Security alert which keeps popping up

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Apple Safari Security Alert

Issue: My Safari browser on Macbook Pro keeps showing me a Security alert that your computer might be infected with a virus or Your computer has detected a security threats or hijacked and please call the toll free number provided.This Security alert is such a stubborn that never goes away even after clicking on OK several times, Canceling or Closing the message does not work.It keeps coming back in a loop and you will not be able to go to any other website as the security alert dialog will be active.

You would see a Security alert / warning which would someway similar to this or a Fake Flash Player Warning.
Apple Safari Security Alert
Apple Safari Security Alert

Apple Safari Security Alert
Apple Safari Security Alert
Apple Safari Security Alert
Apple Safari Security Alert


Follow this below mentioned steps to get rid of the pop ups.

Step 1. Click on the Apple icon on the top left hand corner and select Force Quit in the Apple Menu.

Apple Safari Security Alert
Apple Safari Security Alert

Step 2. In Force Quit Apps Window Select Safari and Click on Force Quit button and confirm Force quit.

Step 3. Launch Safari by holding down the shift key and clicking its icon in the Dock.This will open Safari in SafeMode where no addons and no pop ups will be active.

Step 4. Now first of all Reset Safari by clicking on the Safari in menu bar at the top and then selecting reset Safari.In OS X Yosemite you would find delete history and website data option.Confirm Resetting Safari by clicking on Reset again.

Apple Safari Security Alert
Reset Safari to get rid of Apple Safari Security Alert
Apple Safari Security Alert
Apple Safari Security Alert

Step 5. Now Download the Adware Medic and scan the computer for any Adware to avoid such security alert pop ups.

Step 6. If Adware Medic finds any Adware it give you option to clean the adware.

Step 7. Now install Adblock Plus for you browser to block such Pop ups and Adverts in future.To know how to install Adblock plus on Safari Click here.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Windows Logs on and Logs off immediately

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Issue: Windows Logs on and Logs off immediately

"Windows keeps logging me off.."

"As soon as I log in, it logs off automatically"

"After turning the computer on I reach the screen where I click my account and type my password, and then it loads settings, and then BAM it saves settings and logs off right away."

This is a Registry issue which may be caused by a virus or an incorrect changes by a software or by yourself. When you login, Windows tries to find the registry keys required and if it does not find it logs off immediately.

You may not be able to log on to system using either Normal Mode or Safe Mode.Try logging into safe mode with command prompt if safe mode does not work. This occurs only when Winlogon service tries to load the Windows default shell (explorer.exe) and user shell (userinit.exe) from registry. This service searches for Explorer.exe and Userinit.exe in the following path of registry:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Troubleshooting Steps to Fix Log on and Log off immediately issue

Method 1:

Navigate to the following registry key and changes the value of Shell and Userinit as mentioned below.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

            Shell = explorer.exe

NOTE: These files may also be deleted by spywares. You may need to extract them using Windows CD or from another computer.

Steps for rectifying this Log on and Log off immediately problem:
  1. Log on to a networked computer or any other computer in your home connected to the same network.
  2. Open Registry and Point your cursor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  3. Select File > Connect Remote Registry.
    Windows Log on and Log off immediately
    Windows Log on and Log off immediately

  4. Type computer name (infected computer)
  5. Navigate to the following location in registry of destination or infected computer.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Edit these two values in the right pane as mentioned.
                  Userinit = x:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

6. Exit from Registry
7. Restart Infected computer.
8. You should be able to log on to computer and it won't do log off immediately.

If you don't have any other computer try the following step.

Try to boot the computer in safe mode with command prompt by pressing F8 during startup and selecting safe mode with command prompt.If it can be boot to safe mode with command prompt.

Open Registry Editor and Change the value of  the following two entries in Registry key.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Userinit = x:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

Windows Log on and Log off immediately
Windows Log on and Log off immediately

If there is a key named "OldUserinit", delete the "Userinit" key and rename the "OldUserinit" key to "Userinit".

Method 2:

For Windows XP - Infected with Wsaupdater.exe virus

Wsaupdater.exe is spyware that changes Userinit.exe, to Wsaupdater.exe in the registry and that's why windows logs off immediately after logging in.When you scan the computer with Ad-Aware by Lavasost it removes the Wsaupdater.exe file from the computer, but it cannot change the registry subkey back to Userinit.exe,. The registry subkey that is changed is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Value: Userinit
Data: C:\Windows\System32\Wsaupdater.exe

Change the data value to C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe,.

Note- The comma following the file path information is required.

Use the Recovery Console to copy Userinit.exe to Wsaupdater.exe to allow logon capability to be restored and to let you manually correct the registry data. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type cd system32, and then press ENTER.
  2. Type copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type exit, and then press ENTER.

Modify the registry

Open Registry Editor and go to the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
In the right pane, right-click userinit, and then click Modify.
Replace wsaupdater.exe with userinit.exe, (make sure to include the comma, as shown), and then click OK.
Restart your computer.
Delete the Wsaupdater.exe file.

Method 3:


1) Use the XP Install disk and go into the Recovery Console to open Command prompt from repair your computer option that comes when pressing F8 during startup in windows Vista and above.
2) "We need to replace the software hive with a previous good backup temporarily to stop logging off immediately ."
a.) type cd system32\config enter
b.) type ren software software.old enter
This renames the current software hive to software.old
c.) type copy C:\windows\repair\software enter
It should say "1 file(s) copied"
d.) Type exit to quit Recovery Console and restart.
3) Hit F8 before Windows starts to enter Safe Mode - You should hopefully be able to log in now
4) Now we need to Fix the registry
a.) Start-->Run--> type regedit, enter
b.) Select/Highlight HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
c.) Click File-->Load Hive
d.) Find where you saved the software.old file (C:\windows\system32\config\software.old)
e.) Just name it test
f.) Navigate to test\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon
g.) Look for the Userinit field
h.) it may have blank or no value data.
- Double click on the key and type C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,
Note: if anything differs repeat step 5 with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon
5) Restart and log back into Recovery Console
7) Restore the original hive now
a.) type cd system32\config enter
b.) type del software enter
c.) type ren software.old software enter
d.) type exit enter
8) Log back into Windows normally. This will work for sure!. You computer will not log off immediately now.

Method 4:

If the Userinit value is correct and all the above steps does not help and you are still logged off immediately after log in then it could be an issue with the user profile or registry associated with user profile too.Use the following steps to fix this issue.
  1. Restart the computer and login as a Local Admin or another domain user.
  2. Rename the profile of the user who has problem logging in : C:\Users\%username%
  3. Delete the profile key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-X-X-XX
(S-X-X-XX is the format of profile identifier or the security identifier of a user so Look through each Profile key under this reg key and view the ProfileImagePath value to find which key is related to which user).
Windows Logs on and Logs off immediately
Windows Logs on and Logs off immediately

4. Delete the profile key of the user who has problem logging in.

Logout and login as the original user who has login issue and it will create a new profile for him.
If you do not delete the registry key it will continually give a temporary profile to that user infinitely or until you rename their C:\Users\%username% folder back.
Try logging in again and it should work fine.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Error Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes

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Issue: My iTunes on windows 8 stopped working.I tried to reinstall it but the installation failed.So I did a clean uninstall using Revo uninstaller and reinstalled it, the installation was successful but everytime I try to open iTunes, I get the following error message.

"Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes. Please uninstall iTunes, then install iTunes again".

This article applies to the following Error messages.

1. Error: (When Trying To Install iTunes ) Apple Application Support Was Not Found. Apple Application Support Is Required To Run iTunes Helper.

2. Apple Application Support was not found.


1. Download and install WinRAR or 7-Zip .
2. Right-click the iTunesSetup.exe / iTunes64Setup.exe / iTunes6464setup.exe icon and choose "Open with WinRAR / 7-zip".

Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes
Extract of iTunesSetup.exe

3. Once the EXE is opened in WinRAR/ 7Zip, double-click AppleApplicationSupport.msi and when the installer window is open choose "Repair" or install Apple Application Support.
4. Done! You can now run iTunes normally"

Similarly if you get the error message related to Bonjour that "Bonjour is required to run iTunes.Please uninstall iTunes and install iTunes again." 

Do the same steps mentioned above, just run the Bonjour,msi to repair or reinstall it instead of AppleApplicationSupport.msi

Note:- These error messages could also be the result of improper installation of iTunes which happens when your security software blocks some of the contents of iTunesSetup.exe during installation.To Avoid this situation follow the below mentioned ste

1. Download and save iTunesSetup.exe somewhere on your harddrive.
2. Disconnect from internet.
3. Disable Firewall/Security software.
4. Run install. Note that it installs Apple Application Support and a bunch of other software this time.
5. Run iTunes.
6. Enable Firewall/Security software.
7. Reconnect to the internet.

If you have difficulty downloading the iTunes installer file try; unticking the "Keep me up to date..." box, clearing your browser's cache, changing pop-up blocker settings, using an alternate browser, or using these direct links:

iTunes for Windows (32-bit) - iTunesSetup.exe (2015-04-09)
iTunes for Windows (64-bit) - iTunes6464Setup.exe (2015-04-09)
iTunes for Windows (64-bit - for older video cards) - iTunes64setup.exe (2015-04-09)

Use the last version above if, on a 64-bit version of Windows, you see the following alert when you start iTunes, or as a workaround if there are problems after installing iTunes6464Setup.exe such as crashes on launching iTunes, stuttering playback or loss of AirPlay. This last build is similar to releases of iTunes for 64-bit Windows prior to iTunes 12.1, being a 64-bit installer for the 32-bit core program.

Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes
Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes

Download iTunes 12.1.2 for Windows (64-bit — for older and low end video cards )

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