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I think I might have found the problem.  I had my virus checker (BitDefender) and I think it is testing the files as they are verified.  When I turn it off it seems a lot faster.

Jeff

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Yes, I've posted on the forumover there.  I'll see what response I get.

J

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Compare for example Handy Backup.  Once one sets up the parameters and presses start it starts to back up straight away.  Genie accesses my partition for a good 20 minutes before it touches the destination.

Jeff

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What I am trying to say is that it is so slow.  Accessing every file to verify or populate the backup list is one thing but just checking the FAT? for changed archive bits should be a lot faster.  It seems to me it is doing some sort of file integrity check.

Jeff

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It seems to look at every file.  I would have thought it just needed to look at wheher the archive bit is set.  It seems to take as long in that verification process for an incremental backup as it does for the full backup.

Jeff

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I've already posted this on the Genie-Soft forums but someone here might be able to help also.

I have a 20 GB partition which is almost full which I am backing up with Genie. I took a full backup and then take incremental backups every few days. I'm a bit bemused by the amount of time that Genie takes to do the "verification" step at the beginning of the backup process. Given that I only want to incrementally back up a few new and changed files should I not expect Genie to find and copy them easily rather than go through and process every file on the partition again?

Any comments would be welcome. I'm not sure I'm not doing something wrong.

Thanks, Jeff

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Living Room / Registerfly support issues?
« on: March 18, 2006, 04:34 PM »
Has anyone ever had trouble with Registerfly support? Like getting them to actually read the problem, acknowledging the issue is within their system or process and providing an effective solution.

I'm starting to think computer support personnel are selected for their ability to ignore the customer while pretending to be of service.

I have experienced this across a wide range of IT support scenarios but Registerfly is by far the worst.

Jeff

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Living Room / Re: xxx days until the FIFA World Cup..
« on: February 25, 2006, 02:03 AM »
I pray that Australia gets through to the second round.

Jeff

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The playlist files are all mixed up with other files which are not on the playlist but which she wants to keep.  And all the files are spread through many directories with many duplicates, triplicates and quadruplets.  So while I could edit the playlist file to move it to another location, I would still have to laboriously go through the many directories to indentify and move the files that are in the playlist.

Jeff

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I think I might have found a way to do this using Media Monkey.  So don't spend any time on it.  I will post again if I need more help.

Jeff

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There are worse things, like how miserable my life will be if I stuff up her playlist.

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I have not been able to find a program to copy the music files in my daughters Windows Media Player 10 playlist (.wpl file) to another directory while maintaining the original folder structure.  AV Media Copy from www.avsoft.nl does something similar but replaces the original directory structure with a new one based in AlbumArtist\Artist which is not what I want.

I want this so that I can get rid of all the duplicate files she has without deleting the ones in her playlist.  eg she might have three identical copies of the same file and I want to avoid laboriously checking which one is in the playlist so that I can delete the other two.

Anyone interested in programming this for me.

Thanks for listening,

Jeff

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"Like JeffK  I frequently haunt www.emailaddresses.com which where I heard of this forum. I love playing around with software but am no expert. I would like a some point to have a go at programming.

Helen"

Helen, I thought it was you.

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Official Announcements / Re: DECEMBER SOFTWARE DRAWING RESULTS
« on: January 08, 2006, 05:31 AM »
Thanks to mouser, donationcoder contributors and to Catalin if XDesk Software for my copy of XFilesDialog.

I was half expecting to have a conversation with Gillian Anderson but it was software.  ;)

Jeff

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Living Room / Re: Happy Near Year 2006 to all DonationCoders
« on: January 02, 2006, 01:10 PM »
Happy New Year everyone.

Jeff

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Living Room / Re: First thing to do in 2006
« on: December 30, 2005, 02:55 PM »
I had just purchased a couple of neat small external hard drives through eBay here in Australia.  I overdid it but got the eBay bug.  Just before I went on a two week holiday I was mucking around on the computer and backed up most of my important files on one of the drives and took it with me.  On returning I had a computer crash and had to reinstall Win XP from scratch. 

While I didn't need very much of the back up I made, it was a lesson in how vital a backup can be.  Now all I've got to do is make a backup plan and stick to it.

Jeff

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Living Room / Re: Merry X-mas to...
« on: December 30, 2005, 02:46 PM »
A belated Best Wishes to all on donation coder for Christmas and the new year.  I haven't been around much recently with holidays, Christmas and a computer breakdown filling my time.

A big thank you to mouser for providing this wonderful site and also to all contributors, big and small.  I hope to be more active and contributing again after my current cash flow crisis.

God bless each one of you in 2006.

Best wishes,

Jeff

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Free .be domains
« on: November 02, 2005, 07:15 AM »
Well, glory.be!

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General Software Discussion / Re: Lock a folder down?
« on: November 01, 2005, 12:54 AM »
That's a good question.  I also have not found a free or even cheap answer to this.  I purchased FileGhost from asmdev.net recently but I had problems with it on my machine and am waiting for an upgrade.  This software firm produces Dupetrasher for managing duplicate files and I find it very good.

Jeff

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... It's just South that hasn't got a lot to offer .... (unless you are in Australia, but they stand on their heads so don't count as their bood is all in the wrong places ... even noticed how red Australian's faces get?)

That comes from standing in the sun.  (That's the big bright light in the sky that "northerners" rarely experience) ;-)

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General Software Discussion / Re: fucking site it's a rip offf
« on: October 27, 2005, 03:24 PM »
You are a patient man, mouser.  In the internet space where I come from that post would have simply and instantly brought a press in the big red ban and remove button.  You all have a generous sense of humour.

Jeff

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I'll check that out.

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I have just purchased a JNC SSF-M9 20GB portable hard disk player which I intend to use for listening to music, podcasts and audiobooks, as well as back up essential computer files.

I was wondering if any forum members had any suggestions for software to manage playlists and synchronise files and playlists between my PC and the JNC. 

Thanks for any help,

Regards,

Jeff


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Grrr!  I posted the above with my daughter looking over my shoulder demanding to get on the computer.  I said I wanted to go to Renegade's site first.  Well what is there but Renegade's Guitar and Drum trainer.  She is learning the guitar ATM.  "Buy it for me Dad!!! Buy it for me Dad!!!".

 :huh:  :-\

Jeff

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I have taken advantage of this offer.  Thank you Renegade for this. 

Regards,

Jeff

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