LinkDrive from Tir is either not working or hard to understand... when I populate it, leave it and return to it, it is empty.
TempDrive from Labutin and TempPanel from Gorbush are very similar. The differences which I noted are:
* TempDrive saves the file list in a binary file, TempPanel in an ASCII file, which I prefer.
* TempDrive refreshes its storage file when TC exits, TempPanel more frequently, which I prefer.
Based on this very incomplete comparison, I will try TempPanel.
Here is another happy User of your Plugin.
I develop WebApps and files are sometimes spread all over the disk. finally i have a way to collect them into one place an perform actions and pack them !
For my private life your support for *.m3u is brilliant. i now create playlists for every mood, and then send the playlist to another computer in the network and burn the CD , so i can enjoy the music in my car.!
Thanx a lot!!!
#73905 is THE key !!!
Tempdrive (Tir) is a TC RAM Disk, not just a 'link container'. No other plugin has that functionality! It is very slow when copying bigger files (TC even doesn't respond for some time) but it works.
Link Drive (Tir) is a very basic link container that works, too. No extended functionality, though and only temporary.
Temporary Panel and Temporary Drive have nearly the same extended functionality and are both saving the file lists for future TC instances.
A name change from 'temporary' to 'permanent' would make sense to differ from really temporary LinkDrive by Tir.
Four plugins with nearly the same name really are somewhat frustrating.
20 years ago on floppy-based systems, RAM disks were a nice feature, but now with fast hard disks and sophisticated OS caching, why would I be interested in a RAM disk?
I agree that some consistency in terminology would be helpful (I would suggest "Virtual Panel" or "Link Panel", since I don't think "Permanent" distinguishes it very well from a normal folder panel). But I'm still hoping that Christian has implemented some kind of virtual panel in TC6, making much of this discussion moot!
In the meantime, I'm now using the fixed TempPanel (v 1.0) quite happily, though with a few new issues (1-3) and one previously unreported old issue (4):
1. "Goto file on RETURN" no longer works: just makes an hourglass.
2. "Execute file" always executes a temporary copy of the file. Why? Why not execute the original file: quicker and more helpful: for example, allows one to edit the original file.
3. I am scared by the new question, after I press the Delete key: "do you want to delete physical files?" I don't want the risk of carelessly deleting them. Therefore I would like a configuration option "Always delete just links".
4. The "X" on the title bar of the configuration dialog does not work. I think it should cancel. Also the Windows standard is not observed that the Escape key is equivalent to pressing the Cancel button.
RAM-Disks in general are very useful when working with hd-intensive applications or huge databases. The speed gain can be enormous.
Or they can be used to hold temporary data like internet cache, cookies, temp folder, etc... which reduces fragmenting on hds.
The TempDrive plugin isn't suited for these tasks, obviously.
I've tried to use TempPanel (based on your info, specially for beeing permanent and storing in plain text) under Win95. What I want is to group several data files (mainly Office files) involved in one particular job to easily and eventually open them. But I've found the problem, which rules it out for me, that it updates the files under a different (C:\Temp) directory (for example, Excel files which I Save frequently) and it leaves the supposedly linked file in its original Dir unupdated.
Then, I've tried SmartLink plug-in: It is perfectly enough for me, but has one big inconvenience: it doesn't support deleting and I often want to exclude some files from my jobs files group.
I've tried then TempPanel again, which does allow deletion, with the idea of just using the function of "going to the original file location", but the function doesn't work for me (is this a TempPanel bug or limitation under Win95?).
Do you recommend me any file grouper for my purpose? Thanks.
For many tasks, it's just enough for me: I create a Subdir for each job and store (or delete) links to the involved files there. It would be better that it also worked inside a Zip, instead that inside a Dir, but not so important.
1- Do you know the advantage of, for example, Smart-Link over this scheme?
2- Is this function documented? I've not seen it under "link" search nor as a shortcut.
Extract of TotalCMD.HLP option: Keyboard layoutHammillian7 wrote:Is this function documented? I've not seen it under "link" search nor as a shortcut. Thanks.
SHIFT+CTRL+F5 Create shortcuts of the selected files (Windows 95/98/NT new shell only)
L'important n'est pas de convaincre, mais de donner à réfléchir.
The important thing is not to convince, but to incite to think.
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File name Size Date Time ------------------------ --------------- ---------- -------- c:\trash\BootImage.zip 5,705 15.08.2003 08:44.34 c:\trash\crystalMX.exe 15,195,055 15.12.2003 12:44.47 c:\trash\descript.ion 79 11.02.2004 11:49.09 c:\trash\DupDetector.zip 598,122 15.01.2004 12:56.10 total files 4 total size 15,798,96
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[c~] -->[trash] -->[BootImage.zip 5,705 15.08.2003 08~] -->[crystalMX.exe 15,195,055 15.12.2003 12~\] -->[descript.ion 79 11.02.2004 11~\] -->[DupDetector.zip 598,122 15.01.2004 12~\]
I also created a similiar list DiskDir and imported it. That worked and looked just fine.
It looks like you need to do a little work on your CatalogMaker support.
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There´re just a few files which get uploaded in the c:\tmp folder. From the other ones I can´t find a copy on the whole c drive. Can someone please tell me exactly about the way it works ? Maybe it´s better to have just a link container which is reliable and easy to understand of what is happening in the background.
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