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WhereIsIt Build 3.93 Build 618 - 18. June 2008
Last Update: June 18, 2008
WhereIsIt can now store its settings either in Windows registry, as before, or in a separate configuration file on disk. Active mode is selected automatically; if the program has been properly installed on the system it will use Windows registry. On the other hand, if the program is being run on the system for the first time without being installed first, config file is used by default. Among others this allows using the program as portable application that can be put on an USB stick, for example, and run on any system without installation, retaining all settings, and not leaving traces in system registry.
New command line switches are available to force using either registry or selected configuration file for settings storage.
When running in the configuration file mode, the program no longer registers associated file types in Windows registry, and attempts to use default folders for storing catalogs, templates etc. as subfolders at the location of executable file.
Added a new page in program's settings, showing where are settings currently being kept, and allowing importing/exporting settings between Windows registry and configuration files.
All standard plugins in the program were updated to store their settings in the same way as the program does; either in the registry as before, or in the same configuration file as used by the program itself.
The program is now available for download in two forms. Preferred remains digitally signed executable installation program, for permanently installing the program on target system. The new alternative is a zip-packed archive, containing all necessary files to be unpacked to a target folder and executed from there without installation, suitable for portable versions. The program should still be properly installed with installation program on all systems where it will be used regularly. Installation does a lot more more than just copy files and create icons.
When copying or moving files using File Management functions, the program now pre-allocates target file on target location. This reduces disk fragmentation, as well as helps detect problems and illegal operations in advance, like running out of disk quota, attempts to copy >4GB file to a FAT32 formatted destination, and similar.
During file copy/move operations additional information is available, including elapsed and estimated time, average transfer speed etc.
Improved drag&drop capabilities in the main window for reordering items and moving/copying disk images between catalogs.
Added new description and thumbnail plugins, handling XML Paper Specification Documents (*.XPS), Microsoft's answer to PDF documents.
Added new description and thumbnail plugins, handling several different types of gadgets and widgets, including Vista Sidebar gadgets, Yahoo widgets, Adobe AIR widgets, etc.
Several other minor changes, adjustments and enhancements, including more robust handling of invalid/corrupted files and data.
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