How to Increase File Transfer Size Limit on WhatsApp


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Altering WhatsApp related files may mess your app if done wrong. Make sure of what you’re doing and do it correctly to avoid any errors. I shall not be held responsible if you screw up your app or device. Understand and perform everything at your own risk.

Before You Begin

  • The process requires your Android device to be rooted, for using a root explorer to open and edit the required file. You can follow find and follow the rooting guide for your device here or in XDA forum.
  • Any Root explorer app with text editor. Search Play Store.


  1. Make sure you have WhatsApp Messenger already logged in and working.
  2. Open the App drawer and tap on the Root Explorer app.
  3. It will prompt for Root permissions, make sure to grant it the same.

  4. Go to data and tap on data again.
  5. Browse and open the com.whatsapp folder and then the shared_prefs folder. You find the com.whatsapp_preferences.xml which is our desired file.

  6. Long press on com.whatsapp_prefrences.xml and tap on Open with.
  7. Select the Text Editor app from the list of programs offered.
  8. The file will open with the text editor.

  9. Now search and find the following line:

    <int name=”media_limit_mb” value=”16″ />

  10. Using the editor, change the value from 16 to your desired value.
  11. It is to note that the value being entered is defined in MBs and the is to be entered to a maximum of 2048 MB or 2GB.
  12. Save and exit the file.
  13. Reboot your Android device once and start using the app again.

And thus, you just expanded your WhatsApp data transfer limit…

How to remove annoying iCloud Photo Stream icon from My Computer (hard disk drives list of Windows 7/8/8.1/10)


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iCloud for Windows

iCloud for Windows 7

iCloud 4 in Windows 8.1

iCloud 4 in Windows 8.1

See iCloud icons above? Wanna remove it for good?

Just follow those instructions.

First type Regedit in Run


Then find the below key and delete it (for windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 8.1/ Windows 10)


Bye bye ugly iCloud Photo Stream icon from drive list of My Computer area.

Fix NTFS drive/disk mount issues in Linux and Windows 8 dual boot system


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NTFS mounting error in Linux - Windows dual boot system

NTFS mounting error found in Linux Windows dual boot system

Windows 8 has a special option so that you can boot to windows faster. It stores some files (hibernates) in your system. Sometimes Linux can’t mount your local disks because of those files and it will give you this kinda error:

Unable to mount location
Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/pieter/DATA: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o “uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177″ “/dev/sda2″ “/media/pieter/DATA”‘ exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Failed to mount ‘/dev/sda2′: Operation not permitted
The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown
Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
read-only with the ‘ro’ mount option.


I had to ditch my first Peppermint OS installation due to this freaking error. What worked for me was to disable the “fast start” option in windows 8. 

Just follow next steps:

1. Open Control Panel and choose Power Options.
2. Click on “Choose what the power buttons do”.
3. Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
4. Uncheck “Turn on fast startup (recommended)”.


And now you are good to go with any Linux installation with your funky Windows 8 OS.