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Author Topic: IDEA: Very Simple File Copier Windows  (Read 6754 times)
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« on: September 04, 2008, 10:08:35 AM »

Hi,

Would love a very simplified file copier with 2 windows vertically arranged and just a left and right arrow.  Each of the two windows would show the contents of a folder specified on command line or via .ini. 

If a user clicked on a file or selected a group of files and then clicked on a arrow pointing to the other window, the file would be copied.  Also possibly an option to select a file and delete it. 

The idea would also be that the files cannot be launched from these two windows.

This would be very useful in a Citrix environment over a wan where you want a user to copy to and from a local drive to a server drive but not launch the files or browse around a PC or server.

Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 10:27:24 AM »

Any restrictions on what tools/libraries can be used to make this program?

I think something like this might already exist but I can't think of any right now.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 11:05:19 AM »

No real restrictions over than to aviod the need for resident runtimes I guess, a simple compiled exe with use of common dlls would be best...  Just because running on a Citrix Server (Presentation Server 3) on Windows 2003 Server OS.

I havent been able to find anything yet after a couple of months of trolling but happy for any ideas...
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 11:11:35 AM »

There are a lot of really good file synchronizers that can do this and a lot more.. are you sure you don't want to use one of those?
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 11:14:01 AM »

I thought of doing that and in fact I currently just use Microsofts command line robocopy, but I am hoping for a more selective and interactive method, but want to restrict which folders that can be source or destination and also restricting launching of files within the windows (which kills alot of filemanager type utils so far)
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 11:16:57 AM »

try this maybe?

http://www.latshawsystems...ils_FileSynchronizer.aspx
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 11:29:57 AM »

This would be exactly what I want except for I need the following options:

Specify on Command line source and destination folders and do not allow change in GUI

Get rid of the analyse option and automatic sync and just copy in the direction of the arrow and allow deleting of files.  It should just display the contents of both folders to select the files.

Perhaps a little less resource intensive (uses 30MB of RAM just at idle when first launched).

I got very excited when I saw the gui on this one, so close but so far at the same time 8-)
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 12:02:35 PM »

Sorry that is the closest thing that I was using. smiley
You can always try dual pane file managers as well

like

http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/Commander/index.htm
http://www.freecommander.com/
Ultraexplorer http://www.mustangpeak.ne...71eb9d1ef9ef6e529d254978b
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 12:05:04 PM »

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Specify on Command line source and destination folders and do not allow change in GUI

this is the one feature you are unlikely to find in existing programs (as well as other restrictions like not allowing people to delete or copy in the other direction).
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 12:08:13 PM »

One other thing I can think of using an ftp client to upload stuff. But you need to setup a simple ftp server as well.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2008, 01:32:28 PM »

Since you mentioned that you currently use Robocopy, I thought you might be interested to know that there is a GUI for Robocopy available here: Robocopy GUI
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2008, 06:08:42 PM »

This RoboCopy GUI allows you to use own commands.

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2008, 09:03:06 PM »

Mouser, probably dragnddroprobot could be used for this purpose as well?
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008, 08:49:22 AM »

Hi everyone, people are kind of close with the suggestions but I am more after an interactive application as opposed to a synchronisation based script or software.

I guess the tricky bit it is I am after something so simple that it is unlikely to have been coded or attractive to code something.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2008, 02:24:29 PM »

Anyone seen Adobe Connect? It is really clever that it can use Abode Flash. Only trouble is, is that you cannot right-click when remotely controlling (at least last time I used it) because it brings up the context menu of flash player. Wink
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2008, 11:31:12 AM »

I'll take care of this. Give me a few minutes!
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