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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools)
« on: January 04, 2007, 01:30 PM »
 ;D
I agree. It seems to be a neologism, a noun meaning "protester" -- it's based on the verb "Moufeter" which means to protest or to object... Kinda slangish french...

2702
Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools)
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:50 PM »
Mouser = efficiency !

2703
Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools)
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:42 PM »
I use X1, but Copernic is great : very fast and small memory usage (I find X1 to be a bit "ressource hungry"). Copernic lacks some of X1 functionalities though and doesn't search as deep (won't search in MS word "comments", for example).
If copernic makes its search engine more powerful, I'll probably switch.

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools)
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:20 PM »
Oups... here are the screenshots!

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools)
« on: January 04, 2007, 12:14 PM »
Thanks Mouser.

About X1 : I found a link to potential commands, but I don't  think they are usable as commands from the FARR group-alias. http://forums.x1.com...5b40473c4084978d982c

Concerning non-standard characters : see the screenshots.

Thanks,
armando

2706
Find And Run Robot / FARR and X1 (or other desk. Search tools)
« on: January 04, 2007, 11:27 AM »
Hello,

I was wondering if it's possible to add a group alias to search in X1  -- the same way we use the "search" command  to activate google, amazon, etc. ?

Also... Non-standard caracters, like é, ê, ë etc., don't seem to work with the "Search" alias. Does someone know how to fix that ?

Many thanks!  :)

2707
Thanks Mouser. I actually carefully read the help file before asking my question...
I do understand the folder thing.

But there are still cases where folders don’t appear the way I expect, and I don’t understand why... I'll try my best to explain.

1- If I write “\dow\dow\”  I don't get anything ; even though there are some folders there. FARR should at least give me “E:\Downloads\Downloads complets\” or “E:\downloads\downloads complets\-PROGRAMMES INSTALLÉS-\”. No? (Unless it’s looking only in C:  which would be surprising since, even with the \ at the beginning, FARR also looks in E: : see next point)

3- If I write \do\d\ it’s a different story. I do get a little something ( in E: and C: )… and not only am I getting something, but I’m getting directories that go deeper than expected if I follow what happens in point 1 (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My AutoMate Tasks\). And you say it should be the same than "c:\*do*\*d*\". But FARR shows nothing.

Let's take another similar case to verify that “when you do \dow\dow\ it is looking for only folders matching c:\*dow*\*dow*\”. Since neither gives any results, let’s pick an expression that should work : \doc\e\ and c:\*doc*\*e*\
c:\*doc*\*e*\  doesn’t give me one result, and \doc\e\ does give me few results. Why?

4- Finally, You say dow\dow is like *\*dow*\*dow* but it doesn’t give the same results. (see Screenshots)


So… I still don’t understand exactly what’s happening.

Thanks.

P.S. : sorry for my english. It’s not my first language.

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Hi mouser!

Yes... thank you for the preview and the work on FARR!!!

i wonder if you could explain in more details what's the function of the " \ " caracter... Of course, I understand that it's to specify the search type. But, I don't always get the results I'm expecting depending on where I put the " \".

But ... Example :

1- If I put it at the begining of the expression " dow\dow " and NOT at the end (" \dow\dow "), I get the same thing than
2- If I don't put it at the begining or at the end ( " dow\dow " ). But,
3- If I put it at the begining and at the end of the "expression" ( "\dow\dow\" ), I don't get anything. why?

Many many thanks.

Armando.

2709
Find And Run Robot / Re: "Shorter" command description
« on: December 30, 2006, 01:50 PM »
Agree with that suggestion.

2710
I am partial to the blue F. That or the winman. Great icons!

I like the blue F too.

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Many thanks Mouser. That was it...  :)

the more I use FARR the more i like it, even after more than 6 months!!... more & more & more...  :-*

By the way... Anybody sees an obvious speed increase in keeping FARR in RAM (with the above mentioned option)?

Armando

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@ masu :

just writing "movie" should work.  I tried it, it works. That's always been the beauty of FARR : just write one or two letters, and bingo!

armando

2713
One comment.... :  FARR v2.00.07 uses much more RAM : more than 28mb at the moment.
Previous version (1.10?) was more like 8-9mb. Personally, I really liked the fact that it was light.
Thanks,
Armando

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I like the new FARR very much.
The “folder Search” capacity is *great*.
The only thing I might still want or miss is the ability to “find” misspelled files or folders (i.e. : xeplo = explorer) and... even to use it more efficiently with a voice recognition software...
Apart from that, it’s really almost perfect as it is. Of course, more days of testing will either confirm that or give me ideas…

Thanks for a great app.

  :Thmbsup:

Armando

2715
Backup Guide / Re: Don't forget Syncback !!!!
« on: August 28, 2006, 01:33 PM »
I believe the easy solution to that problem is to use at least two types of backup :
1- Incremental
2- synchronization.

I do both ( + full backup… more about that later).
I use the incremental backups just in case a file was deleted by mistake (or corrupted) and I didn't notice (and the corrupted/deleted files got synchronized by mistake). So, this way, I have the best of both worlds : an easy way of recovering all the most current files, and an easy way of recovering single file problems which might have been duplicated during the synchronization process.

Syncback does support 'incremental' backups, such that only the files modified since the last backup are copied to the backup location.  However,  SyncBack does not really support versioned backups - they can be simulated using variables similar to environment variables to change the backup destination based on the date of the backup.

Yes : just use the variables. I use them to create a new little zip (with date + hour of the backup) file for everyday. Easy easy easy.

SyncBack's restore functionality does not know anything about the multiple possible backup destinations, so it does not automatically get the latest version of a file from the entire set of possible backup locations.  If you're doing a full restore, to get the latest files you have to restore from the oldest backup destination, the the next newest, etc. until you get to the newest backup destination.  To restore a single file, you have to look in the various backup locations to find the newest one.

But, like I said, the way to prevent that is to use : 1-synchronisation backups + 2-incremental backups. Actually, my strategy is to use
1- True image to do full backups,
2- SyncBackSE to synchronise files  that have been modified *since the last 14 days* (could be less or more, but that's the number I chose, but I use that so that the "synchronized" files don't uselessly take to much space on my backup drive : I’m not doing a full backup there…) 
3- use SyncBackSE to do small incremental backup up, compressed into zip files, to prevent corruption or single file deletion problems.

These Backups are of course done everyday and sent to different volumes.

So, in case of disaster, I restore :
1- my Acronis Trueimage backups
2- and then the current SyncBackup synchronized files.

AND in case of a "little disaster" (where, for example some files were deleted/corrupted by mistake, and where the synchronized backup logically also missed the deleted/corrupted file), I use the incremental backups. Easy easy easy.
Well... No?

2716
Backup Guide / Re: Don't forget Syncback !!!!
« on: August 27, 2006, 09:54 PM »
No way to recover the incremental backups
What do you mean by that?

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General Software Discussion / Re: desktop search guide page
« on: August 27, 2006, 09:52 PM »
Hello.

Funny, but after installing X1 on Windows XP *home* edition, the "Actions" (also available by right clicking on a file within X1) are grayed out(dimmed).  >:(

Anybody knows how to enable these????

Thanks!

M.


2718
Backup Guide / Re: Don't forget Syncback !!!!
« on: August 21, 2006, 02:57 PM »
Hello.

Just posted in another thread about that same subject. Although I understand Mouser, it should be understood that SyncBackSE is not only a synchronization program: it's a backup (incremental or whatever you want) solution AND a synchronization solution. Please have a look at my comment in the thread named "Acronis now does backup of individual files/folders" ( https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=3285.0 ). (It's true though that the software's name (SyncBackSE), suggests synchronization only... too bad.)

I wrote :
I've been able to do everything that Genie does and more. Like, for instance, ignoring files that have/have not been modified/created within a certain range of time; I've never been able to do that with Genie Backup -- and there are lots of other options you don't have in Genie Backup. So, I really wonder why SyncBackSE didn't figure in the backup software review. In my opinion, it's really the best.

PS: I use True Image for full backups, and SyncBackSE for synchronization and incremental backups. I backup to three different hard drives (sync some stuff, and backup others) : one internal, and two externals. Never lost one single file... I can't afford to lose anything : everything, and I mean *everything* is on my computer (except for my girlfriend).

Z.


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Hello.

I know this thread has been dead for a while, but I wanted to add my experience.

I have been using SyncBackSE for more than a year now, and I find it much better and more reliable than any other backup solution. SyncBackSE is not only a synchronization program: it's a backup (incremental or whatever you want) solution AND a synchronization solution.

I've been able to do everything that Genie does and more. Like, for instance, ignoring files that have/have not been modified/created within a certain range of time; I've never been able to do that with Genie Backup -- and there are lots of other options you don't have in Genie Backup. So, I really wonder why SyncBackSE didn't figure in the backup software review. In my opinion, it's really the best.

Z.

PS: I use True Image for full backups, and SyncBackSE for synchronization and incremental backups. I backup to three different hard drives : one internal, and two externals. Never lost one single file... I can't afford to lose anything : everything, and I mean *everything* is on my computer (except for my girlfriend).

2720
Find And Run Robot / Re: Stalls for 3-4 sec
« on: December 16, 2005, 12:00 AM »
Yes, that might be it! That's why I've also removed the "My Network places" folder from the "search folder" area.

Thank you for your great work.

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Find And Run Robot / Stalls for 3-4 sec
« on: December 15, 2005, 11:23 PM »
Hello.

I'm an avid user of F&R Robot. Great software.

I realized today that when search in the "recent" folder is enabled, it slows things down -- it could also be a because of specific file in the recent folder or something else, I Don't know.

More specifically, when I wanted to start the calculator and used the down arrow to immediately select the calculator, F&RR froze for about 3-4 sec. and then resumed. Like I said, the "recent" folder (C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Recent) did it... when I removed it, it was okay. Putting it back (in the "Search Folder" area) recaused the problem.

Thought I'd share that...
 
P.S. :Not that many files in the recent folder (around 30). I've got a P4 1.8Ghz, 512mb ram.

2722
Best Dialog Extender / Re: Opinions wanted
« on: November 27, 2005, 02:08 PM »
FileBox uses a bit too much RAM, I find (usually around 10mb -- compared to dm2, for instance, which uses between 1 and 3mb). In my case (pentium IV, 512mb RAM with shared video mem) it's a bit too much for such a tool. The lighter, the better. Off course, it has to be stable and efficient. DM2 works well for now (doesn't work with MS word save or open windows, though... but it's okay because it's the least annoying one), and seems to be stable... Lots of options. Which key features are lacking? I'm curious...

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Best Dialog Extender / Re: Opinions wanted
« on: November 27, 2005, 11:32 AM »
Interesting subject. The only software of that kind I've tried (and still using) is OpenWide. Not that I like it that much but when I first found it I thought it was very useful (just to get the &?%#*&!  "save" or "open" windows bigger!) I will try the other one, now that I have a list. (P.S. : compared to the others, OpenWide seems to be kinda thin... But might satisfy users with very very basic needs -- It's very stable (never crashed once) and does what it's supposed to do -- not on 100% windows though).

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