It’s been a long time I haven’t posted anything in my blog. I just don’t find an article worth sharing because everything seems to be in the Internet nowadays. I wanted my post to be unique in it’s own way. Lately, I have been collaborating with different people. With multiple projects I handled lately, sharing and collaborating files like PSD, Office documents, images, etc has been in demand in most of my jobs.
If you are into web design or development or even video production, or any other type of online jobs, there is always a need to collaborate your work with your team members or clients.
I have been using different types of cloud storage services – Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, Google Drive, etc.
If you are using a FREE account, almost all of them has two features in common I always wanted to improve or have without upgrading to a monthly fee subscription.
1. Different Folder Locations. Most of them in order for you to sync or share files and folder, you need to put those folders in one location. Sometimes this is quite annoying when you don’t want to duplicate the files or move it to the application installed folder just to sync the files.
2. Limited FREE space. they started at mostly 2GB or 5GB and like Dropbox can go up to 22GB. I think that’s enough if you’re not a heavy user like me.
Today I’m going to introduce you to the new Cloud Storage I discovered – Copy.com by Barracuda Networks. The initial signup FREE storage is 15GB and you will get an extra GB more to start 20GB free online storage if you use the referral link below.
You need to install the software in your computer OR your mobile phone to get the 5GB additional. This will be the same process if you are planning to extend your free ONLINE storage space by using your own referral link. The maximum FREE storage can give you up to 250GB for FREE. This is enough to upload videos, high quality images and PSDs right? Too good to be true? We’ll it’s up to you to believe it or not. I’m just here giving you the good news. As of writing this post I already have 150GB as you can see in the screenshot below and yes I already uploaded 20GB of files. Sweet right?
So the problem number 2 is solved! Let’s go to the number 1. And I think this is the main purpose of this post, sharing your files without moving or copying your files to the Cloud Storage folder.
I assume you already have Copy installed in your machine. Come’on do you really need a tutorial for this? So let’s get started!
In this example, I will be sharing my folder named Test Folder with test.txt inside it as a sample file.
This folder is located in my drive D:\Upload to Copy\Test Folder. Again this is just a random folder located in a random location in my hard drive. Oh and I am using Win 8. This will be applicable for Win 7 too.
Locate the folder you wanted sync. Right click on it and select Create shortcut. For OSX users, the equivalent command will be “Make Alias”
Now that you have created the shortcut folder, move it to the Copy folder by selecting it and pressing CTRL+X for Cut and CTRL+V to paste it.
Copy will automatically sync the associated files in the shortcut folder. This time you don’t have to do anything. Just wait until it sync successfully.
Now you can rename the shortcut folder to the match the name of the original folder.
That’s it! your folder is in sync and you are ready to share it any time you want.
Hi guys! I spent hours fixing my newly installed WAMP Server v2.2E. So I created this article to help you out. My WAMP icon stuck to colored orange after starting WAMP. Meaning it’s offline or not working.
So here’s the quick step to save your time browsing different solutions in the web.
Before you changed any settings from other application like Skype as others might have suggested it. Let’s first find out the reason why some applications are conflicting with WAMP server.
WAMP is a package of services that run on your computer. These services run on certain ports. If those ports are already used by other services, WAMP won’t be able to start its services and it will warn you with the orange or red icon.
First important thing to remember, during the installation of your newly downloaded WAMP, it may asks you to install Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package. Please INSTALL it. Because your WAMP will not work without these components. I have provided the links for you below:
For Windows 32 : Be sure that you have installed the Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package x86: VC10 SP1 vcredist_x86.exe >>http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8328
For Windows 64 : Be sure that you have installed the Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package x64: VC10 SP1 vcredist_x64.exe >>http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13523
Step 1. Check for the applications using the port 80. WAMP server runs through the PORT 80. So we will make sure no other applications are using it.
a. To check, click on the WAMP icon in your system tray. Click on Apache, go to Service and click on Test Port 80.
b. This will open your command prompt and will give you the name of the program currently using the PORT 80.
This is what I get in my end: Microsoft-IIS (Internet Information Services) /7.5
After I pulled up my localhost, I am getting the Microsoft IIS page instead of the WAMP server page.
Step 2. To disable the Microsoft-IIS, pull-up your Control Panel, select uninstall a program under Programs and Features, then click on Turn Windows feature on or off. Now you can uncheck the box where it says Internet Information Services.
Step 3. Disable port 80 in Skype. Just in case you will see SKYPE in the command line, which by the way never happened to my port test yet, open your Skype, click on Tools and select Connection options…
Uncheck the option where it says, Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections.
Step 4. Disable Microsoft Web Deployment Agent Service. So I checked my list of programs and I installed Microsoft SQL Server and MS Visual Studio. Well, I am not ready to uninstall these programs yet. Even if I do so, I am not sure if this will work.
So here’s the solution:
a. Click on the Windows Start button, then type in services.msc in the search box and hit Enter.
c. Double-click to open it. Under Startup Type, select Disable. Click the Stop button if its enabled then click on OK.…and bwala! my WAMP server icon is now GREEN. And after I pulled up the localhost. I am getting the correct page.
Step 5. Most important of all, if you have tried all above mentioned, make sure that your local host 127.0.0.1 is enabled.
a. To find your host file, follow this path: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
b. Open the host file with your text editor. I suggest you open it with wordpad. Un-comment the local host by removing the # sign or you can just copy and paste this text at the bottom: 127.0.0.1 localhost
If all the above steps won’t work check all other applications that uses port 80 by using the WAMP tool mentioned in Step 1 . Most programs that uses port 80 are web related services and apps like remote access tools and security software.
Let me know if this post helped you by leaving your comments below.