Find Hidden Stuff in Windows Xp

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Introduction: Find Hidden Stuff in Windows Xp

today i will show you how to find hidden music, two retro media players, and this weird star wars thing in cmd on windows xp.

Step 1: One of the Songs

first, i will tell you how to get to the first song. it is buried in c:/WINDOWS/.
1. put cursor over start button
2.right click
3.select explore
4.click on local disk (c:)
5.click on WINDOWS
6.then look for system32 and click on that
7.then look for oobe and click on that
8.then look for images and click on that
9.then scroll down and look for title.wma
10.click on it and listen

Step 2: The Other 3 Songs Plus Windows Sounds

1.keep explorer open and click on WINDOWS again
2.look for the folder called media and click on that
3.you will see many audio files. the three songs are the ones that have .mid on the end, and all the windows sounds have .wav on the end. click on the files to play them.

Step 3: The Star Wars Telnet Thingy

1. open up command prompt (go to run in start menu and type in cmd and then click ok)
2.type in towel.blinkenlights.nl
3.this star wars thing will play

update:

i had a person point out that the star wars thing is not on windows xp, but actually is on a server somewhere on earth.
Therefore, you need an internet connection to view it.

Step 4: The Media Players

and now i will show you how to find the 2 old versions of windows media player in windows xp.
to get to the first one, look around in system32 and you will see something called mplay32. click on it and it will open up.

OR

go to run and type in mplay32 and it will open up. note-this one can not play video.

to get to the second one, go to run and type in mplayer2. this one can play video.

Step 5: Tips and Troubleshooting

tips: i must clarify that some of this will only work in xp. some works with vista and windows 2000/me, but i will only tell you if you ask by commenting. i will probably check this intructable frequently for the next two or so weeks.

PLEASE DO NOT MODIFY, MOVE, OR DELETE ANY OF THE FILES IN C:/WINDOWS/. YOU COULD DAMAGE YOUR SYSTEM. I AM NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO YOUR SYSTEM BY MODIFYING, MOVING OR DELETING ANY OF THESE FILES. ALL YOU CAN DO TO GET TO THEM QUICKLY IS TO CREATE A SHORTCUT ON YOUR DESKTOP. if you think you have corrupted something, click on drwaton in system32. it will detect faults.

troubleshooting: if you get a blue message saying that these files are hidden, just click show files anyway.

if you cant find anything, just try again and keep on searching. because they are there. just sometimes a little hard to find.

if you cant find a c:/ drive with windows on it, look for whatever drive your windows partition is on for example, it could be e:/WINDOWS/ or f:/WINDOWS/ instead of c:/WINDOWS/.

Step 6: Sources:

for the first song, i found directions on youtube.ca.

for the telnet star wars thing, i found directions on youtube.ca.

the other 3 songs i found my self although there are directions on youtube.

i found the first media player my self

for the second media player, i found directions in a tekzilla daily tip large quicktime itunes podcast.

by me, the nerdy person with the username carrierpilot1357

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    Does anyone know how to do the text movie in a Bash shell (the command line that is used in Linux/Unix/Mac OS X)?

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    yes you can do the star wars thing i do it all the time on my raspberry pi it is just the same command as on windows oh wait this is 7 years old im posting it anyways

    if the star wars thing doesnt work go to this website
    http://www.asciimation.co.nz/

    Before you can do this you have to have telnet server stuff enabled on your computer search How to activate Telnet in the Instructables search box to find out how to do it. ;)

    Guys, come on.

    Open cmd prompt
    type "telnet"
    type "o"
    then "towel.blinkenlights.nl"

    You really should add the "telnet" command before"towel.blinkenlights.nl"..... some people could find that annoying (if they don't already know what you mean).

    Nice one though.

    that star wars thing wont work on my computer when I type towel.blinkenlights.nl in it says it isn't a reconniseable batch file...

    who puts all this random stuff in there anyway? or maybe its just left in there from an old windows version?

    3 replies

    the Star Wars thing isn't on your computer its online if you look in the beginning of the movie you will see the creators e-mail and the website and you can watch it on the Internet they put it on to telnet and that's why you have to type in telnet to make it work Google it. the songs could be on your computer I have no idea why they could be on there

    Not to be mean, but with an open telnet connection that computer is connected to yours, and in theory they could control it or put malicious software on it, etc. so i would be careful when you do that...

    in the system32 folder look for dvdplay.exe

    you can also find sound files not just songs I've done it before I've seen people make songs out of them its really cool.

    I've heard of the Star Wars thing if you look in the beginning of the movie you'll see a link where you can watch it online

    good ol' mplayer32 and mplayer2. I've played with Windows 98's media player before... so to have it in XP is just fantastic. Thank you so much for posting this instructable.