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Author Topic: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator  (Read 19752 times)

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NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« on: December 01, 2008, 02:12:30 PM »
NANY 2009 Entry Information

Application Name File Replicator
Version v1.2.1
Short Description See Description Below
Supported OSes Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Web Page tylerretelle.com
Download LinksInstaller OR ZIP (Both link directly to my website for the download)
System Requirements
  • Can run on pretty much any PC with the supported OSes above
Version History
  • See Readme included with download or the Updates section below
Author Tyler Retelle (darklight_tr)


Description
File Replicator is a program that searches for a specified file within a specified root folder and replaces it with another copy of the file.  This is useful for updating a file that is located in multiple folders to a newer version.  This is a GUI based replacement for the File Propagator script.


Updates (Use Help->Check for Updates to upgrade)

02/14/10:  v1.2.1 has been released.  Release notes below.

-Engine upgraded to AutoHotkey v1.0.48.05.
-Added Windows 7 to the supported and tested OS lists.
-Removed Windows Vista from the tested OS list because I no longer have any PCs running Windows Vista to test on.  The OS will remain on the supported list.
-Includes v2 Revision 2.1.0 of the File Replicator Manual.
-Installer upgraded to Script Setup Utility v2.6.1.
-Made several changes to how version information is interpreted and displayed.

Please Note: Upgrades from v1.0.0 or older are not supported due to the changes made to the installer.  You must uninstall that version before installing the latest one.


Planned Features
  • None at this time, but I am open to suggestions.

Screenshots

Main GUI

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k189/darklight_tr/File%20Replicator/main.jpg
NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator


Options GUI

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k189/darklight_tr/File%20Replicator/options.jpg
NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator


Usage

Installation
I have attached two downloads to this post.  FileReplicator_setup.exe is the version with an installer based on Inno Setup, FileReplicator.zip is a zip file with no installer.

  • Installer
If you use the installer it will create shortcuts where you specify.
  • ZIP
If you use the zip file extract the contents to a folder and run the .exe.

Using the Application
The script is pretty straight forward, but I have created a manual (included with the download) that will guide you through all of the various options offered in the script.

Uninstallation

  • Installer
If you use the installer you can uninstall it from Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features) or from the Start Menu (if you had the installer create Start Menu shortcuts).
  • ZIP
If you use the zip file just delete the extracted files and folders from your PC to uninstall.

Known Issues
None at this time.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 02:45:15 PM by darklight_tr »

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 02:21:10 PM »
nice, i can see where this might be useful.
would be nice to have an option (set by default) to show a confirmation messagebox each time it finds a file it is about to replace, so user can verify and click OK/SKIP/CANCEL.

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 02:26:00 PM »
nice, i can see where this might be useful.
would be nice to have an option (set by default) to show a confirmation messagebox each time it finds a file it is about to replace, so user can verify and click OK/SKIP/CANCEL.

Good idea!  I'll look into implementing that.

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Re: NANY 2009 Teaser: File Replicator
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 02:26:24 PM »
I have released v1 BETA 5.0.0, which implements the replacement confirmation dialogs as mouser suggested, and makes a couple other changes.  I would appreciate it if anyone who tests this release could let me know if they find any bugs or issues.

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 04:36:27 PM »
The NANY 2009 release of File Replicator is now available.  Enjoy!

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009, 02:23:04 PM »
Is it possible to replicate the file from a URL? That would be awesome.

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 11:57:17 AM »
Is it possible to replicate the file from a URL? That would be awesome.

That's a great suggestion.  I'll put it on my To Do List.

I would probably have to download the file to the replicating PC first then go from there, as I believe the commands I use in AutoHotkey to copy the file don't support URLs.  It may be a while before I can implement this, but I'll let you know when I do.


EDIT:  Done in v1.1.0.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2009, 08:02:26 PM by darklight_tr »

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 11:10:54 AM »
Another Idea....im looking for something like this , for replicate files across a network with admin privileges (unc , not mapped drives) and with continuos conection (i.e. copy 1 file to 10 network pc (unc, read from txt file) , copy first pc, continue with the second pc and so on, finally shows a log for copy or not (shutdown pc)

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 02:44:33 PM »
Another Idea....im looking for something like this , for replicate files across a network with admin privileges (unc , not mapped drives) and with continuos conection (i.e. copy 1 file to 10 network pc (unc, read from txt file) , copy first pc, continue with the second pc and so on, finally shows a log for copy or not (shutdown pc)

That sounds like a great idea for another app (I'll make a note of it) but is probably out of scope for this one.