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by oblivion
07 Jul 2020 17:26
Forum: Multilingual Support
Topic: British English -- should I?
Replies: 1
Views: 47

British English -- should I?

I have started work on making a British English version of the language file. It's obviously a deeply trivial job considering the vast amount of work required for non-English translations and mostly I only did it for my own interest. My first pass through the file has changed "color" to "colour" and...
by oblivion
19 Jun 2020 12:07
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Regex renames
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Regex renames

Thanks!

I'm not sure I use any other tools that use the VB6 regex engine. I have some (very generic) regex notes I've used in the past for other things, but they didn't help me get this right.

I guess I might find documentation for it somewhere on the Microsoft website? I'll go look.
by oblivion
19 Jun 2020 11:32
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: Regex renames
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Regex renames

I had an odd (and slightly self-induced) problem -- I accidentally activated a backup program that had been configured for a laptop I'm upgrading from on a new machine without protecting the older backup. Didn't lose any data, but everything got moved to an archive folder with everything renamed to ...
by oblivion
18 Jun 2020 17:47
Forum: Other Software
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 86
Views: 32491

Re: File Managers

Interesting -- if occasionally a little flamey -- thread. For what little it's worth, I've used several file managers over the last quarter century or so. Back in DOS days -- no, let's not. Of historic interest only, although I would say that the one everyone still remembers I really, really dislike...
by oblivion
28 May 2020 20:10
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folders in paper folders
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Folders in paper folders

Aha. I may have used shift-del, from my custom menu.

Wipe also attacks the real folder, I think.

But something I did moved the folder to the recycle bin - can't work out what, now.
by oblivion
28 May 2020 09:17
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Folders in paper folders
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Folders in paper folders

I accidentally added a folder to a paper folder. Deleting the folder from the paper folder using the delete key deleted the folder from its real location (compared to delete key removing an item from the list where the selected item is a file.) However, using "remove selected item" (#776) from the p...
by oblivion
09 Apr 2020 09:27
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5646

Re: COVID-19

I think we need to get away from the idea that we can protect ourselves with masks. There ARE masks that will protect the wearer -- but for the foreseeable, we need our health services to be the primary recipient of these. Plus which, that level of protection has to be cared for, carefully managed, ...
by oblivion
08 Apr 2020 19:08
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5646

Re: COVID-19

That would certainly be a huge step. I think the game changer, though, is the education side. Medics wear masks to protect themselves. So not wearing one is an act of stupidity or bravado, from that viewpoint. But the general public should be wearing masks to protect each other. So your mask is a st...
by oblivion
08 Apr 2020 18:51
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5646

Re: COVID-19

(no parties, no football, and everybody masked) That's the challenge, isn't it? I hadn't really picked up the significance of masks for non-medical personnel, but after a little research... problem's going to be getting the necessary cultural shift made. I think someone needs to manufacture cheap, ...
by oblivion
07 Apr 2020 17:01
Forum: Other Software
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 52
Views: 5646

Re: COVID-19

Only just seen this thread, so I thought I should post a little bit. I'm in the UK, south coast, far enough from London that the crap hasn't really hit the fan yet but close enough that we're gearing up for a lot of incoming work. We, yes. I work for the British NHS, so I'm automatically considered ...
by oblivion
12 Mar 2020 16:09
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Possible issue with Wipe
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: Possible issue with Wipe

Hi -- this error recurred using 20.80.0300, so the fix in v20.60.0212 didn't fix it. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. I can't send the problematic archive -- it's nearly 300Mb of data, and most of it is potentially sensitive, which is why I was wiping it rather than just deleting. Sorry... Given t...
by oblivion
11 Mar 2020 13:55
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Possible issue with Wipe
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: Possible issue with Wipe

Sorry for taking so long to get back onto this. I'd kept the files that I'd previously wiped in an encrypted zipfile, I just discovered. So I unzipped them and did the wipe again. This time, 64-bit Windows 10, XYplorer 20.80.0300. The produced error message: Overwrite with zeroes failed on this file...
by oblivion
14 Feb 2020 17:16
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: OOM on big copy
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: OOM on big copy

For what it's worth, as an experiment (and having copied most of the files across already) I tried again from the destination machine -- better specs, 24Gb RAM and a later Windows version -- rather than the source (ie pulling rather than pushing) and used backup again. Oh, and I'd updated XYplorer t...
by oblivion
11 Feb 2020 18:17
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: OOM on big copy
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: OOM on big copy

Thanks for the report, pity you did not take a snapshot of the error message, or did you? No, but I've just replicated the error. Turns out it wasn't XYCopy reporting the error, as I (probably) assumed. It's an XYPlorer window, reporting: Error: 7 (0x00000007) Desc: Out of memory Dll: 0 Proc: qu_Pr...
by oblivion
10 Feb 2020 15:25
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: OOM on big copy
Replies: 5
Views: 932

OOM on big copy

So I'm migrating some data from one system to another. And I thought I'd use XYcopy's backup feature to do the job, as there's a lot of data and I want to move most of it ahead of the actual switch over and then get caught up painlessly. When I say a lot of data, rather scarily there's 170,000 files...