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General Software Discussion / Need Advice on Forum Software
« on: December 10, 2009, 08:12 AM »
Hi everybody,

when I attended a conference about physiological research over the weekend in Holland, the attendants agreed to stay in touch and continue collaborating through the internet.

So it fell into my lap to start a forum on the net, something I have never done before.

Therefore I hope that with the combined brain power of our dear Donationcoder members, I will be able to whip something up in a jiffy.

Now in contrast to the "jiffy" thing is my tendency to be overly thorough and perfectionist as well as forward looking :).

So here are my thoughts/questions/requirements:

1.) Could you recommend free forum software which is

a.) Easy to use and administer, while still having an (overly) full feature set and which is rock solid.

b.) Preferably it should be able to handle HTTPS, be strong on privacy/security features (no search robots access, invitational password to sign up, if possible for a certain board only), and have fine permission granularity (childboards and even subchildboards with different permissions). F.e. one group of researchers working on a particular project has access to a certain childboard, but not to another one which deals with another topic.

c.) Some aspects of "Social Networking" should be incorporated into the board, so that every member can in some way have there own little space and a list of friends or something like that. I want the members to be at home and not feel the necessity to go to one of those evil places on the net, where the dignity of their personal privacy is compromised even before they signed up for their service (by already profiling non-members on the basis of invitations they received -- sorry I am getting OT  ;)).

d.) Multimedia should be easily incorporated: f.e. a movie of physiological measurements in a subject over a period of several minutes as shown on the computer screen of the researcher - or help screen casts on using complicated medical software.

e.) Download repository

f.) Oh - and did I mention free and open source?


2.) Beside being a collaboration ground, I also would like to have companion/integrated Wiki- or Knowledge-Base software with the forum. Again, that software (which I hope you can also recommend) needs to have granular access rights. If a common password facility could be used it would be perfect (am I dreaming???), so that people only need to sign up once for the forum and then have access to the corresponding wiki or knwledge base.


3.) Another possiblity/(dream?) should be integration with mumble, so that voice chats for collaborating groups may be possible in the future, if the bard takes off. I think it would be too  much for me to install murmur or integrate a murmur server right now, but I think it would be nice to have in the future.

So that's it for now, I hope more considerations will become clear in the lively (I hope  :)) ensuing discussion.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

Kind regards,

Brahman


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Yes, looks good for synching between different machines.

For work on local folders I think Grsync is a better and easier tool.

178
Hm,

I feel silly - could have sworn I tried that ...

But you were right, f.e.:

rsync.exe -aHti "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/" "/cygdrive/p/Programs/"

works on paths that contain spaces and the result is a duplication of the hard link structure with rsynch from c:\program files\ to p:\programs.

Case solved.

Thank you. :)

Regards,

Brahman

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OK,

to partially answer my own question (for people that may have the same problem):

a slash (/) is needed after z like this:

rsync.exe -aHti /cygdrive/z/ /cygdrive/c/

But I still do not know how to handle pathnames that contain spaces.

Any ideas?

Regards,

Brahman

180
Hi,

been trying for a while now to use windows paths with rsynch and the like (cygdrive versions).

F.e. if I want to duplicate my hard link structure from z: to c: like this:

rsync.exe -aHti /cygdrive/z /cygdrive/c

But it does not work - it copies from z: to c:\z\ and not to c:\ (root).

Neither does rsync.exe -aHti /cygdrive/z /cygdrive/c/ - so which command line to use?

Similar problems with path names that contain spaces.

Can anybody help - my linux is really weak!? :(

Regards,

Brahman


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General Software Discussion / Re: Text-To-Speech Freeware?
« on: July 15, 2009, 10:34 AM »
DSpeech by Dimio here:

http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/

as well as other neat tools (dtaskmanager, dshutdown ...).

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the first thing I always do is find some h-u-g-e files and copy those files to entirely fill up the new flash drive. Then I copy them back to my HD & run a compare on the original files vs. the copy that just made the trip to the flash drive and back. Test results should report the file sets as being identical or you've got a problem.

Yes - that is the best test procedure for new USB sticks and that is exactly what the tool h2testw from the German Heise magazine publisher (link above) does, but all on the push of a button and in one whole swoop!  :Thmbsup:

Regards,

Brahman

183
Hello,

in my experience with USB sticks a brand new purchase may have a problem right away. If so immediately return it and do not use it. There were also a lot of fakes on the markets, which had a real size  of only 512MB, but made Windows think successfully that the size was several GB. It also allowed Windows to copy data in that amount (built the Fat with the filenames so that the files appeared to bo on the stick even when searchng for them later, but all the data went into the toilet WITHOUT ANY ERROR MESSAGE WHILE COPYING). These fakes can only be detected with special tools, since the controller is adjusted to show let's say 8GB, but there is only 512MB memory in it. Worse, problems will only show up, if you try to put more than 512MB of data on this stick and afterwards check all the data with a compare utility, since the file is registered in the file system and any file commander shows it to be on the disk, though it is not.

Because of wear leveling (the controller switches data to different sectors to increase life expectancy of the memory chips on write operations) USB sticks cannot be easily handled by standard hard drive diagnostic utilities. One give away for a fake stick though is a GRAPHED speed bench mark test: The REAL chip will be slow, and then the rest of the test will show unrealistically FAST results.

Like this fake 1 GB USB drive with only 256MB on board where the real chip is about 12,5MB/sec but the stick controller lets the data pass for the non-existent chips at 25MB/sec.:

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/9814/hdtunebenchmarkgenericu.png


There is one free utility specially for USB sticks which a big German software magazine developed after they sent out a few hundred (at least) of those fake sticks to their users as gifts for subscribing to their magazine (and subsequently had to replace them all!).

I run this tool on all my USB sticks when first purchasing them.

It works best when the stick is formatted but completely empty, since it fills the stick up to capacity with its own data and then makes a byte by byte comparison. This way it bypasses the wear leveling and caching of the USB stick and can test every single sector. I would recommend to format the stick as Fat/Fat32 for testing, and only after first testing format to NTFS if so desired.

The program itself can be switched from German to English when started, but the web site is German only.

Here is the link to the website translated by google:

http://translate.goo...y_state0=&swap=1

Here is the original German link:

http://www.heise.de/...wnload/h2testw/50539

Here is the link for directly  downloading the utility (which is a bit difficult to find):

http://www.heise.de/...oads/h2testw_1.4.zip

If you do have data problems on a stick already in use, I would recommend the excellent free Testdisk and Photorec. Run Photorec first to lift any problem data from the flash memory before starting the Testdisk repair procedure, since sometimes any repair attempt could theoretically make things work, so it is best to always do a recovery first.

Also another highly recommended program for most data recovery problem (USB stick use for free, hard disk use you need to buy the program) is Zero Assumption Recovery, which you can buy on a weekend with their special weekend discount for $29.95, but as said: Recovering photos from flash is free.

I have all of them in my tool kit, and they are must have for me.
 
One last piece of advice: Windows Checkdisk in error correct mode should only be run as a routine maintenance tool for very minor problems related to the file system. Do not run chckdsk if there is already a hardware or more serious data integrity problem, it can make things considerably worse and potentially unrecoverable. Always lift the data off first ( ... on a USB stick, slightly different story on a dying mechanical hard drive, but that would be another topic ...).

Hope this helps some.

Regards,

Brahman

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Hi Mouser,

could it be that Total Commander and FARR interfere with hotkey assignments in a subtle way (using latest releases of both)?

Please see my thread here:

http://ghisler.ch/bo....php?p=177052#177052

Regards,

Brahman

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Hi,

I am late to the party, but can I make a drink request?  :)

I don't like when too  much stuff is running in the background and keep my system very clean. FARR is an exception, because it is such a great app.

Therefore would it be possible to make Tineev start "Everything" when invoked by FARR hotkey, and close "Everything" when the FARR window is hidden again?

Could you add a path entry in the ini file where the "Everything" path can be entered, in case "Everything" does not run in the background, so it can be started automatically.

And another ini option to close "Everything" when FARR goes to sleep - please, pretty please!?  ;)

That would be cool!  :Thmbsup:

Regards,

Brahman

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There is another FF extension which forces HTTPS and has the additional feature of setting SECURE cookies. The authors have a very good paper  :up: on their site explaining a lot of details of how to secure your site and your browser. The use of secure cookies in this process is very important.

Here is the site for "Force HTTPS" extension:
https://crypto.stanford.edu/forcehttps/

and here are the changes I made to the .js file of the extension in the following folder location
..\extensions\[email protected]\defaults\preferences\forcehttps.js
in order to connect to Donationcoder securely:

Spoiler
// Rewriting rules (client-side)
pref("forcehttps.rewriting.rules.^http://(([^/]+[.])?donationcoder[.]com)/",
    "https://$1/");

// Full ForceHTTPS cookie protection
pref("forcehttps.blocking.rules.(^|[.])donationcoder[.]com$", true);

// Partial ForceHTTPS cookies (only allowed client-side)
pref("forcehttps.stripcookies.rules.(^|[.])donationcoder[.]com$", true);



If anybody knows a simple way (i.e. not sniffing) of determining if a cookie has been set securely or not, I would appreciate if (s)he could share that information with me.

The use of Force HTTPS seems to be even more secure than noscript because of the secure cookie setting feature.

I have noscript permanently deactivated, because I think it is almost impossible (at least for my surfing habits) to browse the web without the use of java script. So it is too much of a nuisance for me  :huh:. FF3.5 will hopefully make the possibility of cross scripting attacks more remote, FWIU.

Regards,

Brahman

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@lanux128:
Thanks for your help. You know why I wasn't able to find it? My dpi, resolution, and font settings are a bit unusual, so the box never showed the "Add Exception" button, which is the one I was looking for. I only needed to expand the dialogue size and there it was tucked away on the far right corner ;D!

@f0dder:
It would be. Guess I was not clear: Not accept faulty certs globally, but allow to accept them with a confirmation click (i.e. old FF2 default behaviour is wanted here) instead of going through the rigamarole. But after I found again my "Add Exception" button, I guess that won't be necessary so much any more :Thmbsup:.

Regards,

Brahman

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Hi Folks,

isn't there a way to change the default behaviour of FF to accept faulty certs? I have been wanting to change that, because right now I simply switch to Opera for these sites.

I also forgot how to set up a site as an exception to be accepted with a faulty cert. Could you tell us how to accomplish that? They made it really confusing and if you don't do it all the time the procedure is just forgotten.

Thanks.

Regards,

Brahman

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General Software Discussion / Re: Firewall+Proxy?
« on: April 29, 2009, 03:09 PM »
Sorry guys, this post was for another thread and somehow ended up here. I therefore deleted and reposted.

Regards,

Brahman

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USBDLM New Beta is out with interesting new features:
V4.2.9.25 beta (26th September 2008)

    * New: In sections [OnArrival], OnRemoval etc up to 10 commands can be executed (open1 to open9 and the known open)
    * New: [OnArrival] for TrueCrypt volumes
    * New: When a DeviceID is configured then the BusType can be omitted for non USB drives, same for the DriveType e.g. for CDROM drives
    * New: [OnArrival] can start a program under Vista with full rights ("elevated")
    * New: Criteria "UserIsAdmin" is under Vista related to the "elevated" user, so it is 1 for an Admin under UAC
    * New: [OnRemovalFailed] is executed asynchronousely to avoid event ping pong when using RemoveDrive
    * New: AutoRun on System Events
    * New: NoMediaNoLetter more reliable under Windows 2000
    * New: First time arrivals under Windows 2000 optimized
    * New: Using [OnArrival], [OnRemoval] etc there is the new default criterion MinVolumeSize=1, so a media must be present
    * New: Drive letters can be checked [on resume] from standby and hibernation mode
    * New: Drive letters by Volume Serial Number

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General Software Discussion / Re: file duplicate scanner
« on: January 26, 2008, 12:14 AM »
Hello,

my problem is similar to the threadstarter, yet needs a very different approach:

I often rename video etc. files and then still have the unrenamed files on my backup drive.

I use SynchronizeIt! (great app from grigsoft.com - highly recommended) to keep my backups in synch.

However, after my renaming, it wants to copy the entire file and delete the same unrenamed file on the backup volume, because it cannot detect that I renamed the file. This can be very lengthy on gigabyte sized files.

So now I am searching for an app, which does not only find dupes and deletes them, but which I can tell: compare these two folders, the first folder is source, the second target, files have different names but same time and size (so no need to do lengthy byte by byte or checksum compare) and rename all same files from target name to source name.

Has anybody found something like this?

Regards,

Brahman

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General Software Discussion / Quicknote 5.4 has been released
« on: December 02, 2007, 09:48 AM »
The very nifty and popular Quicknote has been updated to Version 5.4.

Quicknote: Whenever you want to write something down that comes to your mind, just 'wake up' Quicknote by touching a small line on the top of your screen (or anywhere you set it to in size, color or position) with the mouse or by pressing shortcut keys. In its resizable window you can jot down your notes and organize them in categories or even sketch small drawings or import images.

It can also convert units, lets you directly start frequently run programs (now with parameters), encrypt notes, change system volume by hotkeys, manage windows tasks, and even send notes through a network.

It also has one of the most powerful scheduling/reminding functions I have ever seen. It can remind you at certain times, run programs or shutdown automatically your PC and much more.

The notes seem to be totally resilient against crashes and loss of information. That does not surprise me, because the origin of Quicknotes is a program conceived to take notes while programming and debugging a computer game. And this shows also in the collection of add-on functions included: Many calculation and conversion functions, dialog text capturing, tiny process killer, screen distance measuring, color picker (and converter), program starter etc. etc.

But don't think the program is bloated: It is a mere 440K if you install it and then proceed to compress it by UPX with the following parameters: upx.exe --best --compress-icons=0 --nrv2d --crp-ms=999999 -k quicknote.exe

I know from previous posts that many Donationcoders are getting a lot of benefits out of this extremely useful program.

It is my personal champ for taking quick notes and reminders and becomes more and more my central and easy to use no frills focal point of getting organized.

I also find the fact that Quicknote stores all its note information in plain ASCII text files of tremendous comfort, because I am always worried that some of these young startup companies developing todays hottest note taking software run out of money or inspiration and then the user is stuck with his precious information sitting in a program that is not being developed any further. Quicknote has been updated freely since 1999.

The author also redesigned the website to be much more informative about the wide range of functions this program offers. :Thmbsup:

F.e. for the first time you will find a list of keystroke shortcuts. I bet even long time Quicknote users will find this list useful!

Also a really nice collection of small video tutorials on the web site give any new or even regular user great advice and ideas of how to use this software.

Please do not forget to show the author some kindness by donating, if you use this program regularly. I know he has been working hard for making the program a great tool for everyone.

Changes compared to 5.3:

-Unlimited number of reminder's tasks and note-categories can be created
-Full Vista compatibility: Volume hotkeys work and there is a new
QuickText that can be displayed as gadget in the Sidebar
-New possibility to be reminded: When idle for x minutes
-Unlimited number of reminder's tasks and categories (previously constrained to 50 and 10)
-Reminder's tasks that can occur multiple times a day can be changed so that they will not be displayed again that particular day.
-The cursor position in each note is remembered in a Quicknote session while browsing notes.
-Notes in the category view can now be set to be saved encrypted
-Focusless input mode: Everything that is written in other windows can be
set to appear into Quicknote as well.
-Option to start Quicknote directly opened and not in sleep mode
-Images can be added as notes
-A large number of additional improvements, for the full list, look at
http://www.quicknote.de/qhisen.php

There is one caveat though: The program relies on the registry and is therefore not portable. This is very unfortunate, because the software would be an ideal companion for a USB travelling toolkit. I hope the author will consider adding this feature in a future update. I understand that the program has been under development since 1999 where USB sticks were unknown and that it takes a lot of rewriting for some of these older programs to make them portable but I still hope that it will go that way soon (and my final wish: A Linux version ..., because that will be the way of the future - the so called post-vista area ;) )

I hope you will enjoy using this program as much as I do.

Also thanks to the DC community from where I got the inspiration to use Quicknotes in the first place.

Kind Regards,

Brahman

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General Software Discussion / Re: compare text files
« on: November 24, 2007, 10:52 AM »
Hi,

CompareIt! is really a great tool. Get the Vers4 Beta, it is very stable and has many more features, like binary editing etc.

The developer is also extremely responsive: I have asked for features and sometimes within a day or two they were added to the program.

The program is very lightweight on resources and easy to use. Does image comparison too. There is a unicode version. For some reason I remember the DC discount to be 60% not 50%, though I bought it before the DC discount appeared.

If you buy the bundle with SynchronizeIt! (and again use the 3.4beta here), which IMHO is the best all around synchronizing app, you save a lot with the bundling price on top.

Kind Regards,

Brahman




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New update released Nov 1st.

I would love to see Palm synching capability!

Greetings,

Brahman

195
General Software Discussion / Re: Data recovery software suggestions?
« on: September 01, 2007, 07:10 AM »
Hi f0dder,

please read the last part of my previous post, in which I added important information overlapping with your post later.

For your situation iRecover run from a BartPE boot CD saving the recovered data to a USB drive should do the trick.

BUT: There are very inexpensive adapters from notebook IDE to laptop IDE which let you install the notebook drive in a desktop machine (less than $5).

Then you can also follow the more elaborate routine outlined above.

But first try the demo of iRecover. It might do the job.

Regards,

Brahman

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General Software Discussion / Re: Data recovery software suggestions?
« on: September 01, 2007, 05:32 AM »
Recuva looks interesting, probably very decent against accidental deletes etc... but is it any good for real recovery?

As you correctly gathered: No it is not!

No need to write your own imaging software: What you need are the following completely FREE programs to

1.) CLONE the drive first to a drive of equal or bigger size.

a.) To make life MUCH easier for you in the recovery process later: WIPE (I.E. OVERWRITE) THE TARGET DRIVE YOU ARE CLONING TO BIT BY BIT FIRST - A FORMAT IS NOT ENOUGH!

b.) Install the original drive as a secondary HD on the second master IDE channel, leaving the slave channel empty. Install the target drive on another master IDE channel, leaving its slave channel empty also. If you now do not have any IDE channels left, go the DOS route below.

c.) If you plan to clone under Windows (since I assume there are no physical problems, just an accidental delete):

Roadkil's RawCopy

OR alternatively from DOS with copyr.dma OR Clone Maxx (read the FAQ on the Web).

d.) After you have made the clone, work with the clone only. Take out the original HD and keep your original data safe.

e.) Mount the CLONED drive as a secondary HD on the second master IDE channel, leaving the slave channel empty. Now

2.) Use Testdisk if you think there may be a full partition that can still be recovered, because youy new install did not overwrite a partition boundary OR (if no partition can be recovered) Photorec from the same author (the name is misleading) to search your CLONED HD for recoverable files to be put together from pieces.

Testdisk and Photorec are HIGHLY recommended for recovering partitions (mainly Testdisk) and putting lost files together (mainly Photorec).

But: NO GUI.

+++Read the instructions carefully! Some functions are well hidden :read:.
+++Do NOT rewrite the MBR with Testdisk!
+++For working with the cloned drive use the geometry of the original drive in testdisk (if necessary as a last resort), but better try a thorough scan without entering any parameters.
+++DO NOT use Testdisk (or any other recovery software like it) on a hard drive connected to a USB port, since the USB connection CANNOT correctly communicate the physical characteristics of the drive to the OS and therefore the assumptions these programs make for partition recovery (cylinder boundaries) may be wrong! :eusa_naughty: (Photorec CAN be used safely on a USD HD.)

If you are looking for a commercial solution, then Restorer 2000 v3 may be a good one in this case, though you may need the PRO version to do the advanced file scanning.

Also Handy Recovery v4 may do the trick. The emphasis on these windows program is more on recovery than on cloning.

A capable commercial DOS alternative would be Diskpatch which is on sale right now ($29.95 vs. $49.95). It is is an excellent cloning tool but it won't help you much with the recovery in your particular case of a reformated and overwritten partition. I consider it the best cloning tool in the sub-200 Dollar range, only some really professional software (pricewise mostly) can best it.

However, you can try the demo version of iRecover which is a windows program from the same people. It allows you to recover PHOTO files for FREE and is limited in the demo version to recover ONE DIRECTORY, no matter how many files or how big it is.

Also now ON SALE for $39.95 vs. 79.95 original.

It does not CLONE but you can use it to IMAGE your drive if you want. It recovers non-destructively. It thorougly scans your HD and puts your lost files together again. DO NOT use it on a failing drive with hardware problems, but for your situation it may be the perfect solution. It can also be run from Bart PE if you have no other way of accessing your drive (f.e. a problem with your notebook drive).

They have very good and competent tech support. Their web site and forum also has a wealth of information about sound recovery procedures and is extremely educational.  :Thmbsup:

How about arranging for some BIG discounts on restorer 2000 and handy recovery for our supporting members? It would benfit us all when disaster strikes (irecover and diskpatch are already on sale)!

Hope this helps. :)

Regards,

Brahman

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General Software Discussion / Re: Data recovery software suggestions?
« on: September 01, 2007, 03:41 AM »
Hi mwb1100,

glad you got your data back!  :Thmbsup:

Could you elaborate on the imaging facilities of Restorer?
Can it do reverse cloning? Skip over defective areas? Long reads? Clone the physical drive even when the MBR is corrupted?  :feedback:

Usually professionals do not use Windows based programs for cloning, because Windows prevents software to have direct disk access. Therefore it will be impossible to mount a drive that is not recognized by the BIOS. (An exception is the very professional and expensive ($3000+) PC3000, which actually uses its own PCI board as a separate controller to attach drives too (not telling Windows that this is a drive controller) thereby allowing its own software complete GUI control over everything.)

Regards,

Brahman

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Rjbull already mentioned it, but here is some more information:

Usually the free undeleter are bested by their commercial counterparts, but this has changed in recent weeks.

One of the best undelete file utilities I have found is the new Recuva.

It is incredibly fast, yet accurate and gives detailed recovery information. :up: You can also make it show a directory view of undeleted files, which is very nice. Also it restores files to their original date, which is a feature that when missing annoys me mucho.

I took part in their beta and believe me those guys are very serious about their software! It has gone through innumerable betas before they even released it into public beta and then more and more until it went final. And you don't see it, because they keep their extremely sophisticated software simple by design. Of course free is very nice also!  :Thmbsup:

You know them probably, because they are the publishers of Crap Cleaner, which by the way is in RC status for version 2, and it is very, very good also. Completely portable now, no dependencies and even faster than the previous version, something I have thought to be impossible but they did it! Tip for upgrader: Copy your old winapp2.ini (the 2 is the important number here) to your new ccleaner folder.

Please let me know how Recuva stacks up to your other file recovery software.

I have heard very good things about Restorer v3. A freeware alternative to this program may be the very capable version 1 of Handy Recovery, which is still being given away as a service, while the higher versions (v4 now) are commercial.

BTW another favorite undeleter is BacktoLife for TC, which works seamlessly in Total Commander and therefore earned this status for pure convenience.

I also looked at CD Roller mentioned by Darwin in another thread and it seems to be a truly capable program.

If you can settle for a little bit less of bells and whistles I would consider another freeware CD Recovery.

Also all of these are very nicely complemented by the new v3 beta release of freeware standby Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier, which has enhanced its data recovery functions quite a bit. It has done wonders for me when recovering big multimedia files from DVD which had a few bad bytes in them (oh so common these days when you go over 4GB capacity on DVDs). Also take a good look at his other utilities: The only freeware REVERSE cloning program known to me (important on a failing HD, because the reverse cloning is easier on the failing hardware and you can encircle an area of bad sectors from front and behind).

Spinrite I have found a bit tricky. It used to be a life saver in the pre-IDE days, but nowadays I think HDDRegenerator is a little bit easier on the hardware while doing the same if not better task but more gentle on the drive. But really: If Spinrite reports any anomally, data should be moved ASAP and the drive retired IMHO. Both these programs cost quite a bit.

Regards,

Brahman

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I have been using Wildreplace for a while and found its feature set really nice:

WildReplace is a search & replace tool that lets you search for files on your disks and presents the results in a folder tree highlighting the folders and files that have been found. Most programs of its kind display a plain list of results; WildReplace presents the information by maintaining the folder structure of your disk, and highlighting the folders that contain files that have matched your search criteria.

You can search for files with special attributes (Read-Only, System, Archive, etc.), files that contain a matching phrase (works with both Text and Binary files). WildReplace can also replace text on files. WildReplace can create backups of modified files, delete files that match your search criteria or move all matching files to a new location while preserving the same folder structure.

Wildreplace also supports RegExpr and is freeware.

If one likes a really simple and functional program TexRep would be worth considering:

Replace text in multiple files in a single operation. Make backup copies of your original files, select case sensitive or insensitive searches, or choose between replacing whole or partial text strings. New features in version 2.0 includes improved user interface (Win XP compatible), a new scan folder(s) option, etc. Freeware.

Regards,

Brahman

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Hi,

as an alternative to the suggested programs:

Usually the free undeleter are bested by their commercial counterparts, but this has changed in recent weeks:

One of the best undelete file utilities I have found is the new Recuva.

It is incredibly fast, yet accurate and gives detailed recovery information. :up: You can also make it show a directory view of undeleted files, which is very nice. Also it restores files to their original date, which is a feature that when missing annoys me mucho.

I took part in their beta and believe me those guys are very serious about their software! It has gone through innumerable betas before they even released it into public beta and then more and more until it went final. And you don't see it, because they keep their extremely sophisticated software simple by design. Of course free is very nice also!  :Thmbsup:

You know them probably, because they are the publishers of Crap Cleaner, which by the way is in RC status for version 2, and it is very, very good also. Completely portable now, no dependencies and even faster than the previous version, something I have thought to be impossible but they did it! Tip for upgrader: Copy your old winapp2.ini (the 2 is the important number here) to your new ccleaner folder.

Please let me know how Recuva stacks up to your other file recovery software.

I have heard very good things about Restorer v3. A freeware alternative to this program may be the very capable version 1 of Handy Recovery, which is still being given away as a service, while the higher versions (v4 now) are commercial.

BTW another favorite undeleter is BacktoLife for TC, which works seamlessly in Total Commander and therefore earned this status for pure convenience.

I looked at CD Roller and it seems to be a truly capable program.

If you can settle for a little bit less of bells and whistles I would consider another freeware CD Recovery.

Also all of these are very nicely complemented by the new v3 beta release of freeware standby Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier, which has enhanced its data recovery functions quite a bit. It has done wonders for me when recovering big multimedia files from DVD which had a few bad bytes in them (oh so common these days when you go over 4GB capacity on DVDs). Also take a good look at his other utilities: The only freeware REVERSE cloning program known to me (important on a failing HD, because the reverse cloning is easier on the failing hardware and you can encircle an area of bad sectors from front and behind).

Regards,

Brahman

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