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Author Topic: FARR's launch history cleared on full shutdown (win8.1)  (Read 1543 times)

tomos

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FARR's launch history cleared on full shutdown (win8.1)
« on: August 05, 2014, 11:13:17 AM »
FARR's launch history cleared on full shutdown Windows 8.1 / x64

I've noticed that FARR's launch history gets cleared when I do a full shutdown** (had to do a couple today) - a 'normal' shutdown doesnt seem to have any effect on it.

** Full shutdown done via desktop shortcut:
C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

I dont think I've changed any history options - let me know if you want any details (I couldnt find any that would do this but may well have missed something).
Tom
« Last Edit: August 05, 2014, 02:26:27 PM by tomos, Reason: added the word \'launch\' »

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Re: FARR's launch history cleared on full shutdown (win8.1)
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 03:27:16 PM »
Using /t 0 implies the /f (force) switch for shutdown, that may probably be why it doesn't send the pre-shutdown event to all active applications?

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Re: FARR's launch history cleared on full shutdown (win8.1)
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 03:29:53 PM »
i'll look into it, that suggests that i'm using a dumb way to write the launch history file.

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Re: FARR's launch history cleared on full shutdown (win8.1)
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 01:22:53 AM »
Using /t 0 implies the /f (force) switch for shutdown, that may probably be why it doesn't send the pre-shutdown event to all active applications?

I dropped the /t 0 part and FARR was okay after reboot - it remembered the launch history :up: :up:
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Re: FARR's launch history cleared on full shutdown (win8.1)
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 12:02:54 PM »
Using /t 0 implies the /f (force) switch for shutdown, that may probably be why it doesn't send the pre-shutdown event to all active applications?

That didn't sound right to me, so I did a shutdown /? and found this.

/t xxx     Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
           The valid range is 0-315360000 (10 years), with a default of 30.
           If the timeout period is greater than 0, the /f parameter is
           implied.