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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2012, 06:15:18 PM »

Hmm, do you mean convert a folder to RAR?
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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2012, 05:41:55 AM »

Hmm, do you mean convert a folder to RAR?

No, "UnZipping" (Un-RAR) a folder. Just like unzipping a zip folder right? Except the snack doesn't launch on doubleclicking a rar item.
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« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2012, 07:09:10 AM »

ah, ok. I'll look into that today. Must have broke something adding the other functions.  embarassed
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« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2012, 07:16:40 AM »

Have you updated to the most current versoin? (v1.0.1.0)? Can you open the folder where FastUnzip snack is installed and double click on FastUnzip Snack.exe, what happens? Do you get the settings dialog or do you get a info box saying to run the settings from the start menu? If you run the settings, the RAR File Association box is checked?

I am asking all this because I cannot find anything wrong in the code (yet) and my copy is working on RAR files. I'm sure I missed something, just trying to find out what.  embarassed cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2012, 05:48:16 PM »

I have some suggestions for it:

1. Add an option to have it either extract to a designated folder or allow the user to choose where to extract.
2. Add an option to disable the creation of a folder that's named after the archive.
3. Show the progress (the file that's currently being extracted and a progress bar) of the extracting of an archive instead of a box containing a Cancel button.
4. Add support for passworded archives and have it use a list of saved passwords.

Thanks in advance for adding them.
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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2012, 09:10:44 PM »

1) not a bad idea, but the idea was to be able to quickly extract to the current folder.
2) do you mean you want to be able to name the folder it is extracted to?
3) i can't realltly create a progress bar as i qm using external apps (7zip, unrar) to do the extracting. Best i can do is show a marquee progress bar (scroll across).
4) I'll look into adding the password support.
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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2012, 09:25:53 PM »

2) Nope, its just that some of the archives I extract only contain one file or already has a folder in it so there's no need for a folder to be created in that case.
3) A progress bar would be fine.
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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2012, 03:53:25 PM »

2) If you check in the setting Use popup menu then double click on one of the supported archives, you'll get a popup menu. One of the items is Extrach Here which does not create a folder.
3) I can add the marquee progress bar, but keep in mind that it would not be showing the progress if the files being extracted. It'll just show that it is still extracting the archive.
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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 05:06:22 PM »

Have you updated to the most current versoin? (v1.0.1.0)? Can you open the folder where FastUnzip snack is installed and double click on FastUnzip Snack.exe, what happens? Do you get the settings dialog or do you get a info box saying to run the settings from the start menu? If you run the settings, the RAR File Association box is checked?

I am asking all this because I cannot find anything wrong in the code (yet) and my copy is working on RAR files. I'm sure I missed something, just trying to find out what.  embarassed cheesy

I just downloaded whatever copy is on your website. (It's a little tough to see versions because it doesn't stick around to let you look at help/about.) The problem is still here.

Let's reverse the logic - could another file hook something in the OS to refuse to give up a file association? The app in question is RarFrog

http://www.philipp-winter..._rar_extract_frog_faq.php

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« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2012, 09:29:42 AM »

It could. Sometimes apps auto-assign themselves to a file type every time they are run. That could be what is happening here. I'll try to look into it more when I get a chance.
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« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2012, 10:07:23 AM »

It could. Sometimes apps auto-assign themselves to a file type every time they are run. That could be what is happening here. I'll try to look into it more when I get a chance.

Well, except that I think I installed the Unzip Snack a couple of times in a row so that by that logic the Snack should have grabbed the association. It's not all that bad, the RarFrog is kinda neat too, I'm just reporting it in as a bug. The main purpose of the Snack was XP's awful 8 click wizard fopr zip files.
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« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2012, 10:43:36 AM »

Ok. Thanks for letting me know
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« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2012, 04:52:52 PM »

More suggestions:

1. How about removing the popup menu option and adding a context menu option to the archive types it supports?
2. It should automatically extract to a folder named after the archive if there's no folder already specified in it and it has no .exe/.msi files in it.
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2012, 05:38:20 AM »

Meanwhile, this is not the first time file associations are quirky, but the old style "open with - choose - always use this program" and picking Snack does seem to finally revert the file association over.
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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2012, 06:01:34 AM »

1) I think I am going to keep the popup menu. I already have a few apps that add to the context menu and until I find a way to make a sub-menu (cascading menu) on the context menu this helps keep the context menu less cluttered.

2) Since I am using external apps (Unrar and 7zip) I cannot "see" inside the archive unless I extract it first. If I do that it would make the app a lot slower just trying to look for a folder or EXE/msi inside.
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« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2012, 08:37:52 AM »

1) Here's how to create standard or cascading entries in the right click menu of files, etc.:

http://msdn.microsoft.com...op/cc144171(v=vs.85).aspx
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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2012, 02:16:54 PM »

Yeah, I did see that. I was planning on getting around to that, but this only works on Windows 7 or higher.
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« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2012, 06:26:02 PM »

It should work on lower versions.
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« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2012, 06:55:47 PM »

I'll do some testing on a virtual machine, if it does then I'll start using sub menus to help keep the context menu clean. Thanks!
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« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2012, 10:05:10 PM »

Did it work out?
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« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2012, 06:59:54 AM »

Sorry, I have not had a chance to test it. I have been very busy. Sad I'll hopefully get to it within the next day or so.
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« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2012, 10:36:06 AM »

I just tried that, and it does not work on any Windows OS lower than Win 7. I am not sure about Vista or Windows 8. I do not have them to try on. If I do add that menu/sub-menu support it would only work on Windows 7...  Sad
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« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2012, 11:42:30 AM »

Not sure what language you're working in but T-Clock is written in pure C and the source is available on the download page of my website.

The code extensively modifies the default systemtray context menu (at runtime only) to add submenu options to it ... And it was originally coded to work in Win95.

It might help give you a direction to try.
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« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2012, 11:49:22 AM »

How will that help add an option to the right click menu of certain file types?
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« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2012, 11:53:48 AM »

Oh hell I don't know, I'm running on only a half hours sleep in the last 48 hours ... Did I get the question wrong??
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