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N.A.N.Y. 2009 / NANY 2009 Release: File Replicator
« on: December 01, 2008, 02:12 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
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)

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.


Main GUI

Options GUI


I have attached two downloads to this post.  FileReplicator_setup.exe is the version with an installer based on Inno Setup, 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.


  • 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.

Coding Snacks / CHKDSK Assist - Schedule CHKDSK Operations
« on: October 10, 2008, 08:07 PM »
CHKDSK Assist is a GUI based script that allows you to schedule CHKDSK operations on your PC.

I welcome any questions or comments about it. Thanks!

OS Support: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Tested On: Windows XP, Windows 7

Download Links -> Installer OR ZIP - Both link directly to my website for the download.  CHKDSKAssist_setup.exe is the version with an installer based on Inno Setup, is a zip file with no installer.

You can also find this script on my website:

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

08/28/11:  v1.6.2 has been released. Release notes below.

-Fixed an issue with the About dialog.
-Engine upgraded to AutoHotkey_L v1.1.03.00.
-Added a status bar to the Options GUI. (GUI RV18)
-Moved Options GUI status messages to the status bar. (GUI RV18)
-Removed the Options GUI status message text boxes, which have been replaced by the status bar.
-Installer upgraded to TR Tools Setup v2.8.1.
-Made a minor behavior change to the Check for Updates code.
-Added compatibility fixes for newer AutoHotkey engine versions to the Check for Updates code.
-Includes v4 Revision 1.0.0 of the CHKDSK Assist Manual.  The help file has been migrated from Helpinator v2.x FREE to v3.5 FREE.

Please Note: Upgrades from v1.4.1 or older are not supported due to the changes made to the installer.  You must uninstall that version before installing the latest one.

Main GUI

Options GUI

Post New Requests Here / DONE: File Search and Replace
« on: January 14, 2008, 02:13 PM »
This has been solved!  See the bottom of this post for the download!  :Thmbsup:

I am trying to find a program that allows me search for and replace files with a source file.


I have a large directory structure that has numerous folders and subfolders.  There are many scripts that execute from this structure, and some rely on psexec.exe.  Since many people access this structure, a copy of psexec.exe is stored in each of the script directories instead of one central location.  The problem comes in when I want to update psexec.exe to the newest version.  Finding and replacing each old one with a new one is a tedious task.

So, I would like a program that can search for every instance of a specific file name and replace it with a source file that I specify.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: (01/01/09)

File Propagator has been removed, as it has been replaced by File Replicator.

Screenshot Captor / License Key browse problem
« on: October 25, 2005, 05:38 PM »
Hi Mouser,

I should have mentioned this several versions ago but when you use the Load from File option to enter your Screenshot Captor license key the Browse window hides behind the key entry window.  You have to move the window from behind the key entry window in order to use it.  I use F+R and this problem doesn't occur with that program.

I have noticed this problem in every v2 release.

Not a critical issue, but it would make entering my license key a lot easier!  :)

Find And Run Robot / Problem with Windows XP x64 Edition
« on: October 16, 2005, 03:54 PM »
I know that this operating system isn't widely used, but I decided to report this problem anyway.

Find&Run Robot v1.07.21 is unable to run many links that point to the system32 directory.  There seems to be some sort of problem that prevents programs from seeing many of the system32 files and folders.  I use a Windows Explorer replacement program (FileQuest) and I am unable to see over 5,000 files and 45 folders in the system32 folder using that program.  If I use anything related to explorer.exe (My Computer, Windows Explorer, Start Menu, etc.) I am able to see all of the files and folders in the system32 directory.

Here is an example of the problem that I experience:

I use Find&Run Robot to run Disk Defragmenter.  Instead of running Disk Defragmenter, the Event Viewer opens.  I double check that I used the correct link in the Start Menu and I discover that the link points to C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventvwr.msc.  I change the Disk Defragmenter link back to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dfrg.msc and try again.  Again, the Event Viewer opens instead of the Disk Defragmenter.  I check on the Disk Defragmenter link again and discover that the pointer has been reset to C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventvwr.msc.  I reset the link back to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dfrg.msc.  I use the Start Menu to manually click on the Disk Defragmenter and it opens correctly.  FileQuest is unable to see dfrg.msc in the system32 folder, but can see eventvwr.msc.

I have rebuilt my computer from scratch in an attempt to fix this problem, to no avail.

I don't know if this is something you can fix because you may or may not have access to this operating system.  If it is something that you cannot fix, I understand.

Thank you for your time.

EDIT:  I have full administrative rights to my machine, so rights don't appear to be the problem.  I reset the rights on the system32 folder just in case, and it didn't help.

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