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WinDirStat Portable 1.1.2 Pre-Release 2 (Testers Needed)

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool. It allows you to easily see the files and directories that make up a drive and determine what's taking up space. You can even remove files from within the interface. More details are on the WinDirStat homepage.

Download WinDirStat Portable 1.1.2 Pre-Release 2
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Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
John

UPDATE PRE-RELEASE 2 (August 23): The ANSI version (Windows 95/98/Me) is now included as well as the Unicode version (adding only 250k). The launcher will automatically choose the appropriate one based on what OS you're currently on.

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Sounds interesting.

I'll try it out.

Cool, I like the app, it's going to be very handy for me.

Would this be your newest launcher techniques dealing with the registry, so I can try to speed up HTTrack by learning a bit from this code. I noticed some things in there I haven't seen before.

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Yeah

It moves an existing key back and forth (rather than exporting and importing) and it uses reg.exe first (if available) to import the portable settings before falling back to the registry.dll plugin (which uses regedit.exe). This is the code that I wanted to send you based on what I saw in your httrack (which was based on my older code).

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Okay.

I'll study this, and try to implement it into HTTrack, and any future registry based apps.

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${registry::Write} "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seifert\WinDirStat" "InstDir" "$PROGRAMDIRECTORY" "REG_SZ" $R0

"InstDir" part of the registry key that is app specific, and it sets the install directory to the program directory, why does it need to do that? And I don't understand the "REG_SZ" part, is that another part of the key, or a function.

As well, '0' and '1' and '-1', I'm not underatanding any of them, by working with NSIS before, I've learned all the $0 and such, but I don't understand the function of those variable, that's the only question I have, other than that, I'm understanding it all fairly well.

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Nice

Like the little Pacman guys that chow through the screen on the scanning process Smile

The graphical display is amazing.

So far so good, as normal didn't leave anything behind and seems to be fully functional.

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So far I like it

Easy to use, I love the layout of the interface.

Can't wait until official release.

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Nice Tool

This is actually very cool. I especially like that mousing over the graphic shows the name of each individual file. I also like the selection by category and folder although it was a bit depressing to realize how small my writing files were compared to all the videos and music I have on there. (Trying to be an author.) Excellent addition to my Portable Apps drive (which has been getting a lot of new progs lately). Keep up the good work!

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Very cool

I will have to try it out on several drives. I would like to use it after a defrag to and see what it looks like.

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Cool

Leaves nothing.
I always liked that view in linux and missed it under windows.
So muchas gracias for that program.
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Works Great

Started it up and ran it on my C drive. I have an 80GB hard drive (Split into 60 GB for C, 10GB for D, And 10GB for Recovery) and it took a minute and ten second to run. Not bad but I think it could be an it faster.

The pacmen are neat but a bit unprofessional. Lol.

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Pre-Release 2

I've just posted pre-release 2. It adds in the ANSI version as well (for Windows 9x compatibility). The launcher will automatically choose the appropriate version for the Windows operating system you're using.

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Cool.

I was thinking for like Miranda, you'd have users pick, but this makes it much easier.

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Size

Yeah, it only adds 250k. The app is only 2MB total. So, I figured it was worth it to make it work and be easy.

I think I'm gonna do the same thing with Miranda... maybe make it optional, though (ala translations in Pidgin) since it adds 1.47MB to Miranda's install size. I think it's worth it so people don't have to wonder what the difference between ANSI and Unicode is (hint: normal users have no clue).

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Yea.

Many people deff' don't know the difference, and I bet most of them downloaded ANSI because that button came first, :P. This will make it easier.

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Heheheheh

It is a bit funny, but then again, it could be argued that people who use portable apps already have this understanding.

Never mind, as for the app:
This has to be one of the more cooler apps I have seen of late. I really like the program itself and the launcher works wonders for me (tried it on Win98SE and 2000).

Another really useful release. Nicely done.

EDIT: Yep, this is most definitely being added to my portable tool kit.

John, you kick ass.
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Works great

I have used this multiple times on 2 different PCs and have no issues at all.

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SequoiaView

I was now about to request this app or SequoiaView. i have both SequoiaView and WinDirStat and i was going to ask why u did not have SequoiaView but i already got the answer. Not open source;)
Would have preferred SequoiaView but WinDirStat is cool
every one should have this for there PAM to monitar how much space and who is talking up all the space on there flashdrive.

Like your thinking faster than me John
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i never have to request any apps
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I've tested on win98, win2k,

I've tested on win98, win2k, and winxp and it works good.

Can't wait for the final release.

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