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I use this - prune it how you like.
Having the date in ISO format at the front of the file name makes for good document filing/sorting.

AutoHotKey script:
^+d::  ; Ctrl+Shift+d outputs current date+time
   FormatTime, CurrentDateTime,, yyyy-MM-dd HHmm  ; It will look like 2010-12-21 0353hrs
   SendInput %CurrentDateTime%hrs
   return

Sweet!  :Thmbsup:

Thanks! Hopefully I will have more time to work on learning AHK to be able to know that it takes a whole two lines of code to do this!

BTW works like a charm.

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is this what you're looking for? TimeStamp 2.1 by Skrommel..

http://www.donationc....msg116805#msg116805

Thanks for the link. Will have to take a look...one thing I notice is the formatting...certain characters are no no for file naming.

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While backing up some info today, I thought how cumbersome it is to type the date and time into the file name. It would be nice to have a shortcut that could do that.
Yes I know there is a time/date stamp on the file BUT this makes the file name unique too.

EX:

            "inserted text"
foobar 06_25_10 9-30am (does not have to follow this exact format just an idea)

Apologies up front if this has already been done but unfortunately I have not been able to find it.

Thanks!
Larry

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: usb drive backup program
« on: March 22, 2010, 06:20 PM »
If you do not need compression, I have used the program Allway Sync for keeping info synced up.
It is free, fast and powerful.

55
Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: MP3Drive
« on: March 12, 2010, 02:26 PM »
I came across this fix and wa lah! everything is coming up roses.  :P
-wetsmellydog (March 11, 2010, 05:35 PM)
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/voil%C3%A0  8)

Should I say, "pardon my French"?!?  ;)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: MP3Drive
« on: March 11, 2010, 05:35 PM »
While checking out old posts, I came across this one in which I was having the same problem. My Insignia MP3 player would slow down to a crawl transferring files when in USB mode. I like to copy my MP3 files the old fashion way without any additional software but the standard file system did not recognize the drive when it was in "Portable Media Device Mode" wanting to use "Media Transfer Protocal".

I came across this fix and wa lah! everything is coming up roses.  :P


crws
09.29.2008 at 08:25AM PDT, ID: 22597349
I don't believe this question was answered, so here is the solution:
Right click "My Computer", select properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager. You will see something in the nature of "Portable Media Device" listed in the device tree. Double click or right click your corresponding item. Select Driver -> Update Driver -> Install from List -> Don't Search -> Show compatible hardware. In the selection options should be "USB Mass Storage Device"  (The inf file for this is usbstor.inf). This method will  install your MP3 player with a drive letter, and skip the preconfigured Windows Media assignments...

Hope this helps someone else.
       

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Copy Files in Defined Order
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:32 PM »
Website | Download

v1.0.2 - 2009-11-07
    + Added up/down buttons to move a contiguous selection up and down through the lower listview.  (Thanks, wetsmellydog)
    + Added ctrl-up/ctrl-down hotkeys to move a contiguous selection up and down through the lower listview.
    * Changed the icon look.

 (see attachment in previous post)


SKWIRE U DA MAN!  :Thmbsup:

Works like a charm. It is EXACTLY what I have been looking for.

Thanks for tweaking an already great program.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Copy Files in Defined Order
« on: November 07, 2009, 02:22 PM »
as the only consistency appears to be the order in which the files are copied I'm wondering why just dragging and dropping the files individually won't have the desired effect

I'm not being glib here, it just seems like you would likely need to do some preparatory work (renaming, merging, etc) before you dropped the files to another app just to sort them in the sequence of the day so you could copy them to your player.  I have no idea how many files were talking about here but at the end of the day it might be quicker and simpler to just copy the files individually (sorry, that's not a very spectacular solution...)

Hi Target,

That is what I have to do now. I will copy 10-20 files at a time, so doing it one at a time is cumbersome. The frustrating part is that only a few files will be out of order when copied to a copy program (like terracopy and filebucket) which do not let you sort your copy list prior to the actual copying. SKWIRE is going to modify his program filebucket to allow this feature which will solve the problem.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Copy Files in Defined Order
« on: November 07, 2009, 02:16 PM »
If this is the case, then the player MUST be keeping track of the order as you add files.  I can easily extend File Bucket to allow you to sort the list you create in the lower pane before you copy the files to your MP3 player.  Will this be acceptable?

That would be great! That is what I was trying to get across in my previous post when I tried the program. :Thmbsup:

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Copy Files in Defined Order
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:28 PM »
    * how are the files named?

They are usually alpha-numerical

    * how do you want them sorted?

I normally sort them by the mp3 ID Tag info ie track number, but I can append the file names to sort easier and keep the program simple.

    * do you use a consistent sort?

Yes and no! I might combine two or three different podcasts which will use different naming nomenclature.

    * any other considerations?

The most important is the ability to move a file up or down the list in the order for it to be copied.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Copy Files in Defined Order
« on: November 04, 2009, 07:33 PM »
Have you tried my File Bucket application?  Website | DC Forum  It might need a tweak or two but it's probably pretty close to what you want.

The program appears to be similar to Terracopy. Being able to move and organize the files once copied to temp area is what is missing in both programs.

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Copy Files in Defined Order
« on: November 04, 2009, 10:56 AM »
Here is the deal;

I have a cheap but wonderful MP3 player. The device will play the MP3s in the order they were copied onto it. This is great because I only use it to listen to podcasts. I am able to add files to listen to before I am finished with the others and it will play it in the order it was copied to the unit. The unit looks like a USB drive to the computer.

My dilemma;

I download a list of daily podcasts usually weekly. I then copy them onto the player in the order they were recorded. I use Terracopy to copy the files to the player but when files are added to it, they are not in sequential order. Terracopy does not allow you to alter the position of the files once they are added to the program so I have to drag the files one at a time to the program in the order I want them copied.

Is there a program that I can drop my files into, sort them the way I want, and then copy them in the order to my player? Maybe an AHK script?

Thanks!

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Works like a charm!  :up:  :D :up: Does exactly what I wanted and is simple to boot!

Thanks again for the help.

Larry

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wetsmellydog

Give this a go (attached).  Its no where near finished, but I hope it is on the track of what you are looking for/trying to do.

basically, select your source dir.
Set the size you would like your new folders
select a destination folder

Thats it.

Have a go, and let me have some feedback.

J.

Thanks! Will give it a spin and let you know how it works.  :Thmbsup:

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CadStd lite is extremely simple. It is found here http://www.cadstd.com/lite.html

You might also try drawing in Word. You can make all kind of shapes. Another way to do it is to try is a simple flow chart program. There are a lot of them out there.

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Sure, something like this can be done.  Are you just wanting to go one level deep on the sub directories?

For now that is all I need. I am sure someone else might want the flexability.

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I am looking for a program that can sort and group sub-directories into pre-defined sizes.
This is like the FILLCD type of program “but” to work only on sub-directories.

Example:

Directory Pics has sub-directories 1, 2, 3,……10

I need them sorted into directories of no larger than 4.5 GB.

The program then outputs;

Directory Pics with sub-directory A with sub-directories 1, 2, 3, sub-directory B with sub-directories 4, 6, 9 and sub-directory C with sub-directories 5, 7, 8, 10.

I have had a lot of friends lately needing Hard Drive recoveries with a lot of pictures in sub-directories . If the pics are not in the same directories or spanned across disks, they start to panic and want to know where the pics went. By keeping the directories together with maximum efficiency for storage size, my friends are not frustrated in trying to find their pics and info.

Thanks


Bump! Any ideas?

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I am looking for a program that can sort and group sub-directories into pre-defined sizes.
This is like the FILLCD type of program “but” to work only on sub-directories.

Example:

Directory Pics has sub-directories 1, 2, 3,……10

I need them sorted into directories of no larger than 4.5 GB.

The program then outputs;

Directory Pics with sub-directory A with sub-directories 1, 2, 3, sub-directory B with sub-directories 4, 6, 9 and sub-directory C with sub-directories 5, 7, 8, 10.

I have had a lot of friends lately needing Hard Drive recoveries with a lot of pictures in sub-directories . If the pics are not in the same directories or spanned across disks, they start to panic and want to know where the pics went. By keeping the directories together with maximum efficiency for storage size, my friends are not frustrated in trying to find their pics and info.

Thanks

69
If you are looking for more features, there is a great program called Media Monkey.
There is a freeware version and a paid version.

Tags2Folders is great simple program too!  :Thmbsup:

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Hey I'm ambidextrous so I'd luv 2 independent mice! :Thmbsup:
But tracking 2 cursors moving independently wud leave us cross-eyed eventually I guess... ;)
Well a standard mouse has 3 buttons, 5 if you include WheelUp & WheelDown.
If you then get a mouse with the side buttons that AHK treats as XButton1 & 2, that gives you 7 buttons!
AHK then lets you use the & operator to create combination hotkeys such as MButton & WheelDown.
If my math is correct that gives you 49 possible combinations, plus 7 individual keys so you cud program 56 actions on a 5 button mouse.
Of course you can't always use all 56 because using say LButton in a combo hotkey wud affect yr ability to drag items sometimes.
But I think that wud still leave you with more than 20 key combos.

But if you're gonna use 2 mice - I'm assuming 1 in each hand - then yr other hand cud just as easily operate the keyboard 2 press a modifier key so you can do Ctrl+Lbutton or even F1+Wheelup....

-r0bertdenir0 (April 30, 2009, 07:03 PM)

So where is the "simple" Map Your Mouse AHK program?  :D

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did you do a search here... from "Drawing with 2 mice"

Hey tomos,

Thanks for the reply.

Yes I did try that program TeamPlayer. The problem with all the programs I found, free or pay, did not allow you to map the buttons on the mice different from each other. This is the most important part of this conundrum. The mice's firmware announce that they are a "mouse" and therefor load mouse drivers. If it were a "new" piece of hardware, windows would ask for the drivers that control the hardware and that is where you would normally find the controls for the new hardware.

I am looking for software that would allow me to map the buttons of each mouse connected to the computer individually.

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Why you ask. Good question.

I do a lot of audio and video editing. There are a lot of third party hardware/software add-ons to control the software. Most are a group of buttons/wheels that connect via USB and then you set up macros to control the buttons/wheels.

Well why not use that extra/broken mouse? The only problem is that Windows will recognize the mouse but it is used just like the mouse that is already connected.

I have found a few programs on the net that allow two mice and two cursors. These programs will not allow you to program the buttons on the second mouse for a different purpose than what the first mouse buttons are used for.

Soooooo....there you have it.

Thanks,
Larry

73
Developer's Corner / Re: MS Visual Studio Update Killed T-Clock x64
« on: February 19, 2009, 02:09 PM »
Hey Stoic Joker,

There is a gentleman who has been kind enough to post your old programs due to your issues.
They can be found here;

http://www.greggdeselms.com/tclock.html

"This is a special, temporary web page created so that persons who have been given its URL (or who happen to stumble onto it via Google or some other search engine) will be able to download the version of Stoic Joker's T-Clock system tray clock replacement utility that I just happen to have on my computer, which I downloaded from his site back in 2006 or 2007. As of this writing, his web site  has been down for a while, and so no one has been able to download any of his truly outstanding versions of the venerable freeware T-Clock utility..."

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:) Just in case you haven't found a working solution...

Skrommel

;MoveSameName.ahk
; Moves files with the same name to a common folder
;Skrommel @ 2009

from=C:\Dir1
to=C:\Dir2

Loop,%from%\*.*,0,0
{
  SplitPath,A_LoopFileLongPath,name,dir,ext,name_no_ext,drive
  MsgBOx,Moving`n %A_LoopFileLongPath%`nto`n %to%\%name_no_ext%\%name%
  FileCreateDir,%to%\%name_no_ext%
  FileMove,%A_LoopFileLongPath%,%to%\%name_no_ext%\%name%
}

It keeps asking for confirmation after each file. Will removing MSGBOx line make it more automatic?

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Here is what I got out of it:
 (see attachment in previous post)
Features:
  • Simple Drag and Drop interface to make life easier!
  • Click Sort and watch as your files are sorted into folder's according to their filenames!
  • After File's are sorted into folders, FileSorter cleans up after itself (deletes the now empty folders)!

Download Here: http://www.codebyter...orter/FileSorter.exe

I hope this helps... I pictured your filenames to look like something to below:
-Folder
-------123.txt
-------123.zip
-------123.jpg
-------234.txt
-------234.zip
-------234.jpg

The result will be:
-Folder
------123
--------------123.txt
--------------123.zip
--------------123.jpg
------234
--------------234.txt
--------------234.zip
--------------234.jpg

Please let me know if there is anything else you would like added :)

EDIT FOR IMAGE CLARIFICATION: The progress bar at the bottom is accurate but Vista's progressbar is kind of weird so I tried to capture the progress bar in motion for you.

So far looks good.
Two things that I can see;
1) Clear list button
2) Option for Move/Copy

Been busy so I have not been able to really put it through its paces but so far so good!  :)

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