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Currently, comments/notes of screenshot is saved in file properties. How to disable this?

There was an old issue about missing icons, but now seems issue is back (maybe it was fixed only for Windows 7 that time?). I'll describe it again in short here, see old thread for more information.

Screenshot - 2015-06-22 17_23_10.png

Some links for 64-bit applications doesn't show icon on Windows 8. This issue only affects 64-bit applications on Windows 8. It doesn't appears on Windows 7 nor for 32-bit applications. Not all links are affected, but some of them. Options "Shortcut Lnk Resolution" changes nothing here. Only applications in "C:\Program Files" are affected, not in "C:\Program Files (x86)".

Known affected 64-bit applications:
- Opera Browser
- 3DMark
- TortoiseSVN, TortoiseMerge, TortoiseIDiff
- Everything
- 3DMark
- SecureFX, SecureCRT
- 7-Zip (old version, can't reproduce with new version)
- dupeGuru
- COMODO Internet Security (icon is correct, path is not correct)
- Far Manager 3 x64
- Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
- Microsoft Mathematics
- Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool,
- Oracle VM VirtualBox,
- FastCopy

Lets look inside "bad" lnk file:
lnk_parser_cmd.exe "C:\ProgramData\Start Menu\Programs\TortoiseSVN\TortoiseMerge.lnk"

Code: Text [Select]
  1. [Filename]:                             C:\ProgramData\Start Menu\Programs\TortoiseSVN\TortoiseMerge.lnk
  3. [Header]
  4. Date created:                           08/10/2014 (12:10:38.0) [UTC]
  5. Last accessed:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:37.234) [UTC]
  6. Last modified:                          08/10/2014 (12:10:38.0) [UTC]
  7. File size:                              2630400 bytes
  8. File attributes:                        0x00000020      (FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE)
  9. Icon index:                             0
  10. ShowWindow value:                       1               (SW_SHOWNORMAL / SW_NORMAL)
  11. Hot key value:                          0x0000          (None)
  12. Link flags:                             0x0000008f      (HasLinkTargetIDList, HasLinkInfo, HasName, HasRelativePath, IsUnicode)
  14. [Link Target ID List]
  15. CLSID:                                  20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d = My Computer
  17. Drive:                                  C:\
  19. Last modified:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  20. Folder attributes:                      0x00000011      (FILE_ATTRIBUTE_READONLY, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY)
  21. Short directory name:                   PROGRA~1
  22. Date created:                           08/22/2013 (13:36:16.0) [UTC]
  23. Last accessed:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  24. Long directory name:                    Program Files
  25. Argument:                               @shell32.dll,-21781
  27. Last modified:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  28. Folder attributes:                      0x00000010      (FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY)
  29. Short directory name:                   TORTOI~1
  30. Date created:                           08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  31. Last accessed:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  32. Long directory name:                    TortoiseSVN
  34. Last modified:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  35. Folder attributes:                      0x00000010      (FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY)
  36. Short directory name:                   bin
  37. Date created:                           08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  38. Last accessed:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  39. Long directory name:                    bin
  41. File size:                              2630400 bytes
  42. Last modified:                          08/10/2014 (12:10:38.0) [UTC]
  43. File attributes:                        0x00000020      (FILE_ATTRIBUTE_ARCHIVE)
  44. 8.3 filename:                           TORTOI~3.EXE
  45. Date created:                           08/10/2014 (12:10:38.0) [UTC]
  46. Last accessed:                          08/23/2014 (15:25:38.0) [UTC]
  47. Long filename:                          TortoiseMerge.exe
  49. [Link Info]
  50. Location flags:                         0x00000001      (VolumeIDAndLocalBasePath)
  51. Drive type:                             3               (DRIVE_FIXED)
  52. Drive serial number:                    5238-03e0
  53. Volume label (ASCII):                   System SSD
  54. Local path (ASCII):                     C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseMerge.exe
  56. [String Data]
  57. Comment (UNICODE):                      View Diff's, Merge Diff's, Resolve Conflicted Files and Apply Patches
  58. Relative path (UNICODE):                ..\..\..\..\..\..\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseMerge.exe
  60. [Known Folder Location]
  61. Known folder GUID:                      905e63b6-c1bf-494e-b29c-65b732d3d21a = ProgramFiles
  62. First child segment offset:             185 bytes
  64. [Metadata Property Store]
  65. Property set GUID:                      46588ae2-4cbc-4338-bbfc-139326986dce
  66. ID:                                     4
  67. Value:                                  0x001f (VT_LPWSTR)      S-1-5-18
  69. [Special Folder Location]
  70. Special folder identifier:              38              (ProgramFiles)
  71. First child segment offset:             185 bytes
  73. [Distributed Link Tracker Properties]
  74. Version:                                0
  75. NetBIOS name:                           xx
  76. Droid volume identifier:                0318f7dc-7f30-4740-9e53-5ca4943e0b8d
  77. Droid file identifier:                  516e9cba-2ad9-11e4-82c8-ac220b4cafe0
  78. Birth droid volume identifier:          0318f7dc-7f30-4740-9e53-5ca4943e0b8d
  79. Birth droid file identifier:            516e9cba-2ad9-11e4-82c8-ac220b4cafe0
  80. MAC address:                            xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
  81. UUID timestamp:                         08/23/2014 (15:22:39.43) [UTC]
  82. UUID sequence number:                   712

Target is "C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseMerge.exe". The issue is in this lines:

Code: Text [Select]
  1. ...
  2. [Known Folder Location]
  3. Known folder GUID:                      905e63b6-c1bf-494e-b29c-65b732d3d21a = ProgramFiles
  4. First child segment offset:             185 bytes
  5. ...
  6. [Special Folder Location]
  7. Special folder identifier:              38              (ProgramFiles)
  8. First child segment offset:             185 bytes
  9. ...

This means that link refers to a file in FOLDERID_ProgramFiles folder, this constant is {905e63b6-c1bf-494e-b29c-65b732d3d21a} or CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES = 0x0026 (decimal: 38).

But this constant has a different meaning in 32-bit and 64-bit applications. If you resolve link from 64-bit application it will lead to "%SystemDrive%\Program Files", but if you resolve it from 32-bit application it will lead to "%SystemDrive%\Program Files (x86)".

That's why FARR (32-bit) searches icon in "C:\Program Files (x86)\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseMerge.exe" - not existent path. So, technically this is an issue with incorrect links, but it is very common, and it will be perfect if we can make a workaround.

Thank you!


I run FARR v.2.105.01 under Windows 7 and I have issue with file path and icons (see attached screenshot).
SecureFX and SecureCRT are both installed in "C:\Program Files\...", but first icon is correct (SecureFX on screenshot), and second icon is incorrect (SecureCRT on screenshot).
"Shell Context Menu.. - Properties" shows correct path to .exe file for both applications, "Properties.." shows incorrect path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\..." for both applications. Shortcuts in start menu are correct. FARR can launch both applications correctly. Paths in status bar are correct.

So, the issue is that second icon is incorrect (it can be either SecureCRT or SecureFX, depending on what application was launched last), and path in "Properties.." is incorrect for both applications.
How can I debug this issue?

I've seen interesting issue and found a workaround. I'm posting here in case anyone will have this issue too.

I have Java application with exe launcher and splash screen (“PhpStorm.exe”, “idea.exe”). Recently it stopped launching with error:
The JVM could not be started. The maximum heap size (-Xmx) might be
too large or an antivirus or firewall tool could block the execution.
Error log of application:
Creating JVM
ERROR: could not initialize JVM
Hiding splash screen
Default options are (“PhpStorm.exe.vmoptions”):
FARR sometimes can launch application, and sometimes can not (error message). If I launch directly, it always works.

If I raise maximum heap size to 1200 MB (“-Xmx1200m”), FARR will never be able to launch application, but manual launch will still work.

This issue is explained here: "The JVM could not be started. The main method may have thrown an exception" error when starting idea.exe :: JetBrains Developer Community:
It happens because the native idea.exe executable built with the exe4j uses the splash screen which loads a dll (to decode the splash image) in the address space of the process. The jvm.dll loaded after the splash needs to allocate the heap memory in one chunk, however the dll loaded before the jvm.dll can fragment the address space (limited to 2GB for the 32-bit applications) too much and there will be no single chunk of free memory required for the JVM to initialize.

Depending on the other DLLs loaded, applications with DLL hooks and drivers installed on the system, IntelliJ IDEA may be not able to start even with relatively low heap size of 512m.
To make it work again with FARR you should uncheck (Program Options → Settings → Launching Files):
[ ] Use file launch helper utility

Alternative way - uncheck:
[ ] Always launch shortcuts directly instead of resolving links

You don't need to lower maximum heap size (-Xmx).
Seems that launch helper somehow changes memory allocation of child process and application can't launch.

I've unchecked “Use file launch helper utility” and all is working correct now (and I still can launch *.doc, Word 2010, etc).

Environment: Java 1.6.0_31, Windows 7 x64, FARR v2.105.01.

You have your own site and want to upload screenshots to it. This small article describes how to do it.

You will need:
– personal site or any hosting with SFTP or FTP access. For example: virtual private server with SSH or FTP access.
– install Cygwin (easy).

You will got: after you click "Upload image" in Screenshot Captor, image will be uploaded and URL will be copied to clipboard, e.g.
You can upload image in different ways:
- Main menu: SendToUpload image file with Uploader tool.
- Tray icon: Upload last image.
- New screenshot popup after capture: Send to...Upload image file with Uploader tool.
- Screenshot Captor floating toolbar: Select post-capture options and actions → [x] Upload screenshot.

Differences from ZUploader:
– ZUploader doesn't work for SFTP at all for me (as for v.5.5.0 r3030),
– random string is added to file name, so no one will be able to see your screenshots: you should give an exact link to it,
– screenshot is saved with single style of file naming: date_time_milliseconds_random.ext. This allows to order screenshots by date and resists to file name guessing.

I've tested three modes of upload (from most to less preferred):
1) upload using SFTP with public key,
2) upload using SFTP with password,
3) upload using FTP with password.
Some other upload protocols that are possible in "lftp" mode: FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, HFTP, FISH, Torrent.

Steps for SFTP with public key

1. Run and install "openssh" in addition to base package. So you will have files "sftp.exe" and "date.exe" in folder "C:\Cygwin\bin".
2. Create SSH keys without password (press Enter twice) that will allow you to upload files:
> C:\Cygwin\bin\ssh-keygen -b 2048 -f automatic_access
Copy two new files to directory: "C:\Cygwin\home\UserName\.ssh\". As a result you should got two files: "C:\Cygwin\home\UserName\.ssh\automatic_access" and "".
3. Copy public key file "" to server to file "~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
4. Test your setup:
> C:\Cygwin\bin\sftp -i ~/.ssh/automatic_access [email protected]
"username" is your login to server, "" is your site domain.
You should got:
Connected to
Type "quit".

Example of server configuration:
– home directory of site: ~/ (e.g. /home/sites/
– public ssh key: ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
– some directory for screenshots: matches to path on server ~/data/screenshots/
So, if you put file to ~/data/screenshots/screenshot.png you will be able to see it here:

5. Update variables in upload.bat (file is below) to match your configuration:
set pathToCygwinBin=C:\Cygwin\bin
set urlPathPrefix=
set serverPathPrefix=/data/screenshots
set [email protected]
set uploadMode=sftp
set privateKey=~/.ssh/automatic_access

6. Main menu: EditPreferencesExternal Tools - Custom Uploader Tool: specify path to "upload.bat".
In same window: Online Uploading → (*) Use custom uploader.

Now command "Upload image" will upload screenshot to your site and will copy URL to it to clipboard.

Steps for SFTP with password

1. Run and install "lftp" in addition to base package. So you will have files "lftp.exe" and "date.exe" in folder "C:\Cygwin\bin".
2-4. Skip.
5. Update variables in upload.bat (file is below) to match your configuration:
set pathToCygwinBin=C:\Cygwin\bin
set urlPathPrefix=
set serverPathPrefix=/data/screenshots
set remoteServer=sftp://login:[email protected]
set uploadMode=lftp
(notice "uploadMode" variable is changed)

Steps for FTP with password

1. Run and install "lftp" in addition to base package. So you will have files "lftp.exe" and "date.exe" in folder "C:\Cygwin\bin".
2-4. Skip.
5. Update variables in "upload.bat" (file is below) to match your configuration:
set pathToCygwinBin=C:\Cygwin\bin
set urlPathPrefix=
set serverPathPrefix=/data/screenshots
set remoteServer=ftp://login:[email protected]
set uploadMode=lftp
(notice "uploadMode" variable is changed)

Code: Text [Select]
  1. @echo off
  3. rem Depends on Cygwin: date, sftp (openssh) or lftp
  5. set pathToCygwinBin=C:\Cygwin\bin
  6. set urlPathPrefix=
  7. set serverPathPrefix=/data/screenshots
  8. rem uploadMode=sftp for SFTP with public key or uploadMode=lftp in other cases.
  9. set uploadMode=sftp
  10. set privateKey=~/.ssh/automatic_access
  12. rem Don't warn about Windows path scheme.
  13. set CYGWIN=nodosfilewarning
  15. set source=%1
  17. if exist %source% (
  18.     rem file exists
  19. ) else (
  20.     echo Error: file %source% doesn't exist.
  21.     exit
  22. )
  24. rem Get full name of file.
  25. for /F "tokens=*" %%A in ('dir /L /B %source%') do set Variable=%%A
  26. rem Get file extension in lowercase.
  27. for %%i in ("%Variable%") do set sourceExt=%%~xi
  29. rem Generate random string.
  30. setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
  31. set _RNDLength=8
  32. set _Alphanumeric=ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789
  33. set _Str=%_Alphanumeric%987654321
  34. :_LenLoop
  35. if not "%_Str:~18%"=="" set _Str=%_Str:~9%& set /A _Len+=9& goto :_LenLoop
  36. set _tmp=%_Str:~9,1%
  37. set /A _Len=_Len+_tmp
  38. set _count=0
  39. set _RndAlphaNum=
  40. :_loop
  41. set /a _count+=1
  42. set _RND=%Random%
  43. set /A _RND=_RND%%%_Len%
  44. set _RndAlphaNum=!_RndAlphaNum!!_Alphanumeric:~%_RND%,1!
  45. if !_count! lss %_RNDLength% goto _loop
  47. rem Get current time.
  48. for /F "tokens=*" %%A in ('%pathToCygwinBin%\date +%%Y%%m%%d_%%H%%M%%S_%%N') do set Variable=%%A
  49. set FileTime=%Variable:~0,19%
  51. rem Compose new file name.
  52. set NewName=%FileTime%_!_RndAlphaNum!!sourceExt!
  53. set destination="%serverPathPrefix%/!NewName!"
  55. set url=%urlPathPrefix%/!NewName!
  56. rem Copy to clipboard without new line and trailing space.
  57. <nul set /p any-variable-name="%url%"| clip
  58. echo Url %url% was copied to clipboard.
  60. rem Convert file path for Cygwin and add quotes.
  61. set source=%source:\=/%
  62. rem Remove existen quotes if any, and add quotes.
  63. set source="%source:"=%"
  64. rem Upload.
  65. if "%uploadMode%"=="sftp" (
  66.     echo put %source% %destination%| %pathToCygwinBin%\sftp -C -i %privateKey% %remoteServer%
  67. ) else (
  68.     echo put %source% -o %destination%| %pathToCygwinBin%\lftp %remoteServer%
  69. )
  70. rem pause

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