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Travis Carrico
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Free Download Manager Portable 2.5.753 Dev Test 1

Free Download Manager is a very powerful and easy-to-use download accelerator and manager with tons of features. The program had a "make portable version" button but that version still left behind stuff so I made launchers. I made both the full and lite versions.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org

Free Download Manager:
Download Manager / Accelerator
Upload Manager
Flash Video Download (Youtube, Google Video, etc.)
BitTorrent Support

Free Download Manager Lite:
Download Manager / Accelerator

As noted below, there are some problems with this "portable" version provided from FDM that are beyond my control. is this program is to ever be redone, it needs to be done from the full program, not their "make portable version"

*i pulled the links because i don't have my server anymore and because of the problems with portability i won't be re-uploading

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FOSS?

Is that program Open Source?

EDIT: Answered my own question and it's "yes".

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/features.htm

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cool

Also it seems to work great but a few times when i opened and closed it fairly fast, the settings didn't copy back from the app folder to the data folder. Any ideas on why that would happen?
I haven't tried it but I think its this: copying needs time so when you open and close it faster than the time it needs to copy things back and forth, things will get messy.

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Registry Key created

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\uTorrent\shell\open\command\,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}\, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}\InProcServer32\

I was using the larger version of FDM Portable.

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are you sure it was the one that left those because i don't see why it would mess with uTorrent since that's another program that may not even be on a lot of computers

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Quite sure.

I had an analytic program running in the background.
It showed that the FDM was what edited the registry.

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It was contained within two notices. This is the first:

Process: F:\PortableApps\FreeDownloadManagerPortable\App\FreeDownloadManager\fdm.exe
Process description: Free Download Manager
Process Publisher: FreeDownloadManager.ORG
Process version: 2.5
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browswer Helper Objects\{CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CLSID\{CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}
\InProcServer34F:\PortableApps\FreeDownloadManagerPortable\App\FreeDownloadManager\iefdm2.dll

And the second:

Process: F:\PortableApps\FreeDownloadManagerPortable\App\FreeDownloadManager\fdm.exe
Process Description: Free Download Manager
Process publisher: FreeDownloadManager.ORG
Process version: 2.5
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\uTorrent\shell\open\commandF:\PortableApps\FreeDownloadManagerPortable\App\FreeDownloadManager\fdm.exe
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I almost hate to resurect

I almost hate to resurect this topic, but is there any chance you could provide a link to the program?

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what do you mean? i never took down the links.

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I guess I should have

I guess I should have specified, the anlytic program that he had running.

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For the uTorrent

Maybe it's because FDM have a torrent support.

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I Agree

I'm gonna check into that.

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how can i...?

well if it adds a key for utorrent, then it may add other keys depending on what programs are installed on any given computer... Is there any way to make my NSIS script monitor what new keys are created by FDM and clean them up afterwards?

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Help

ok i need some help. what do you guys think i should do about the registry stuff posted earlier. For
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browswer Helper Objects\{CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205}
does the hex code ever change or can i tell it do delete that key every time?
I guess the same goes for the InProcessServer one also. For the utorrent key, obviously not everyone has utorrent so do i just do an ifexist delete thing and keep adding keys for any other ones people report or have something that keeps track of what keys were added or what? I guess another alternative would be to only release the Lite version. So until i get some input, this program is at a stand-still.

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Problem

I have the true version of FDM on my computer and after testing your portable version, all the registry keys (like all the firefox downloads are managed by FDM or menu extensions)of the true version were erased.
Check the log:
26/02/08 18:50:28 Autorised value "Download all with Free Download Manager" (new data: "") erased in Browser menu extension!
26/02/08 18:50:31 Autorised value "Download selected with Free Download Manager" (new data: "") erased in Browser menu extension!
26/02/08 18:50:33 Autorised value "Download with Free Download Manager" (new data: "") erased in Browser menu extension!

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well...

hm... well my nsis launcher doesn't handle the majority of the registry keys. it only cleans up some other things left behind by the "portable" version from FDM. I guess their portable version isn't as portable as we would like it to be so i might have to cut this app

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Cut?

What do you say when you say: i might have to cut this app ?

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Portable mode (new) If you

Portable mode (new)
If you want to use Free Download Manager on different computers, you can easily create its portable version and avoid the need to install and configure the program on each computer.

How portable is this and how does it impact this portable test?

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that's what i based this dev

that's what i based this dev test on and as you can see there are some problems with it.

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Yeah I checked the "create

Yeah I checked the "create portable version"

"Once launched it will register itself on the computer's system and integrates to browsers. And at exit it will unregister itself automatically"

I didn't bother with creating a 'portable' version this way because, well, I dunno, but it registers itself to the browsers (yet not the portable browsers) so I didn't bother to try that one out. Haven't tried the paf.exe supplied here as well...

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Any news on this? "Portable

Any news on this? "Portable Free Download Manager" makes so much f**cking sense, I just can't see why this hasn't had the attention that it deserves.

[edit]
Yes, their portable version of free download manager is NOT portable at all. A launcher is required as it still writes to the registry. Problem is that it writes so *many* registry keys, that it's hard to determine which keys to keep (as settings) and which ones to delete. I am more than absolutely sure the main registry key is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\user\current\Software\FreeDownloadManager.ORG and the rest should be deleted, or backed/ignored up if fdm is already installed. Also it may write more keys that will be left behind, mainly internet explorer related. A launcher utilizing Sandboxie and registry key watchers aid in writing a portable version, I am writing adventuring in making FreeDownloadManager portable myself. I may or may not post my results, I'd rather have an Official Portable FreeDownloadManager than have to make one from scratch.

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