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Aug 15 2017, 1:58 PM (82 w, 6 d)
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Today

Joe added a comment to T162: Failed to create folder on desktop in Win 10 1703.

On my updated Windows 10 machine, this doesn't happen. Hrmmm...

Mon, Mar 18, 2:41 PM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T161: Why do some users lose their jobs when uninstall / reinstall?.

I can't get it to fail. Umm... I'm not sure where to go from here.

Mon, Mar 18, 2:34 PM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T161: Why do some users lose their jobs when uninstall / reinstall?.

Well, it definitely does store the backup on the desktop of the public user when installed as For All Users. I still haven't been able to get it to fail, though. These are the same configuration files from C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Karen's Power Tools\Replicator\

Mon, Mar 18, 2:30 PM · Replicator
Joe triaged T162: Failed to create folder on desktop in Win 10 1703 as Unbreak Now! priority.
Mon, Mar 18, 2:19 PM · Replicator

Yesterday

Joe changed the visibility for T161: Why do some users lose their jobs when uninstall / reinstall?.
Sun, Mar 17, 11:24 AM · Replicator
Joe renamed T160: Verbose logging option from Verbose logging optiohn to Verbose logging option.
Sun, Mar 17, 11:16 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T160: Verbose logging option as Normal priority.
Sun, Mar 17, 11:16 AM · Replicator

Thu, Mar 14

Joe added a comment to T39: Better columnar formatting.

Rick wrote to support@karenware.com:

I am opening this ticket to report that when saving file info to disk, the column headings are missing. Each elemet selected in the File Info list is included, but without column headings the information is less helpful. Thank you!

Thu, Mar 14, 4:47 PM · Directory Printer

Tue, Mar 12

Joe triaged T159: Support all forms of virtual mount points as Wishlist priority.
Tue, Mar 12, 3:10 PM · Directory Printer

Mon, Mar 11

Joe changed the visibility for T158: Switch from Standard to Daylight Savings causing files to replicate?.
Mon, Mar 11, 8:20 AM · Replicator

Sat, Mar 9

Joe triaged T157: Explicit Folder selection as Wishlist priority.
Sat, Mar 9, 8:11 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T156: Multiple Destinations per job as Wishlist priority.
Sat, Mar 9, 8:10 AM · Replicator

Thu, Feb 28

Joe reopened T115: Unicode characters in file and folder names will not appear in output as "Open".
Thu, Feb 28, 8:14 PM · Directory Printer
Joe added a comment to T115: Unicode characters in file and folder names will not appear in output.

Chris wrote to support@karenware.com about Greek characters.

Thu, Feb 28, 8:13 PM · Directory Printer

Wed, Feb 27

Joe triaged T155: Display Fonts grouped by type as Normal priority.
Wed, Feb 27, 11:49 AM · Font Explorer
Joe added a comment to T54: Bundle Exclusions with Job.

Roger asked:

Is there an easy way to select several sub-folders within a folder without selecting them all?

Wed, Feb 27, 11:36 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T132: Filter Folders.

Darryl suggested:

A suggestion or request: add the ability to (1) also excluded subdirectories beneath the selected directory and/or (2) include only specific subfolders.
This would be similar to the Nirsoft utility SearchMyFiles.

Wed, Feb 27, 11:33 AM · Directory Printer

Mon, Feb 25

Joe changed the visibility for T154: Why can you check Compare Time, but not Copy If Newer?.
Mon, Feb 25, 8:47 AM · Replicator
Joe changed the visibility for T153: What happens when Replicator runs out of space on the Destination?.
Mon, Feb 25, 8:42 AM · Replicator
Joe raised the priority of T68: Option: Check available free space against requirement for backup. from Low to High.

Is this related?

Mon, Feb 25, 8:40 AM · Replicator
Joe raised the priority of T152: Two-way Directory Sync from Wishlist to Needs Triage.

I responded:

Perhaps this would be a new feature in the rewritten Replicator.
Oh wait, you could create two jobs and switch the sources to get the same functionality, I think.
WOW, don't try that on your real data. I'm going to make a note to try it myself to see if it'll get into looping back and forth. If they're both looking at modification times, which Replicator preserves, then two way sync through two jobs would do it.

Mon, Feb 25, 8:24 AM · Replicator, New Tool Ideas
Joe added a comment to T152: Two-way Directory Sync.

Phil responded:

since writing the suggestion I found that I had an app that had the capability. In Windows XP, I have Explorer Plus by SendPhotos. It's no longer available (the website, http://www.sendphotos.com/support/download.aspx, is down) & doesn't function fully in Windows 10. However, it has a feature called EasySync that is installed in Windows XP & works in both directions, and I can start it in either Windows 10 orWindows XP. I do have to do it manually, however.

Mon, Feb 25, 8:19 AM · Replicator, New Tool Ideas
Joe triaged T152: Two-way Directory Sync as Wishlist priority.
Mon, Feb 25, 8:17 AM · Replicator, New Tool Ideas
Joe edited projects for T94: File Eraser or Pruner, added: New Tool Ideas; removed Karen's Power Tools.
Mon, Feb 25, 8:14 AM · New Tool Ideas
Joe edited projects for T142: Hard drive cloning, added: New Tool Ideas; removed Karen's Power Tools.
Mon, Feb 25, 8:14 AM · New Tool Ideas
Joe edited projects for T145: Find Duplicate Images, added: New Tool Ideas; removed Karen's Power Tools.
Mon, Feb 25, 8:13 AM · New Tool Ideas
Joe changed the edit policy for New Tool Ideas.
Mon, Feb 25, 8:10 AM
Joe triaged T96: "This app can't run on your PC" on MS Surface Pro 3 Windows 10 as Wishlist priority.

Oh, man. I should have looked this up sooner.

Mon, Feb 25, 7:54 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T151: Develop Windows Store compatible port possibly using Desktop Bridge as Wishlist priority.
Mon, Feb 25, 7:53 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T96: "This app can't run on your PC" on MS Surface Pro 3 Windows 10.

Paschal reported that the newer version also will not install.

Mon, Feb 25, 7:41 AM · Replicator

Sat, Feb 23

Joe added a comment to T117: Why does Replicator fail on these files?.

Edward reported a similar issue on Server 2012 to support@karenware.com:

2/10/2019 5:40:25 AM: Error: Copy of <this file> to <that file> Failed (Error 3 - The system cannot find the path specified.)

Sat, Feb 23, 9:46 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T143: Advanced Backup Solution Features.

James suggested to support@karenware.com a bunch of advanced features.

Sat, Feb 23, 9:22 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T150: Maybe add an alternate user creds option to the job if using UNC? as Wishlist priority.
Sat, Feb 23, 9:03 AM · Replicator
Joe updated the task description for T117: Why does Replicator fail on these files?.
Sat, Feb 23, 8:54 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T54: Bundle Exclusions with Job.

See T126: Option to heed .gitignore exclusion logic

Sat, Feb 23, 8:49 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T54: Bundle Exclusions with Job.

Joe wrote to support@karenware.com requesting this feature.

Sat, Feb 23, 8:47 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T149: Remove time servers that no longer work. as Normal priority.
Sat, Feb 23, 8:35 AM · Time Sync
Joe closed T100: Cannot sync time on modern Windows as Wontfix.
Sat, Feb 23, 8:35 AM · Time Sync
Joe triaged T148: Should be a File Name Without Extension column or Hide Extension option as Normal priority.
Sat, Feb 23, 8:30 AM · Directory Printer

Fri, Feb 22

Joe triaged T147: Shutdown/Sleep/Hibernate after jobs complete as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 2:04 PM · Replicator
Joe triaged T146: Send mapped pathname of document to clipboard as Wishlist priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 12:14 PM · Send-To Clipboard
Joe changed the edit policy for Send-To Clipboard.
Fri, Feb 22, 12:12 PM
Joe triaged T145: Find Duplicate Images as Wishlist priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 12:01 PM · New Tool Ideas
Joe triaged T144: Easily compare Source and Destination to audit what's changed as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 11:58 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T143: Advanced Backup Solution Features.

See T111: Destination File Versioning

Fri, Feb 22, 11:55 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T34: Logging system needs to be improved.

Mike wrote:

I liked to know how many files were accessed during the backup process, how many were backed up (perhaps individual file sizes listed), how many were bypassed (incremental backups, etc.), number files from previous backups, etc.

Fri, Feb 22, 11:54 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T143: Advanced Backup Solution Features.

I have used several backup apps (free and paid), and I don't get a warm feeling when I backup files.
These backups tell me how much time it took, where the destination files are located, and that everything worked OK. I have been a backup specialist in several large corporations, and I always felt comfortable when there were statistics generated after the backups.
I liked to know how many files were accessed during the backup process, how many were backed up (perhaps individual file sizes listed), how many were bypassed (incremental backups, etc.), number files from previous backups, etc. Compare the current backup files/sets with the previous backup files/sets, generating statistics, to try and eliminate any surprises (missing files, etc.).
I really don't want to discover a file is missing when I need to recover it. At least with numbers, I can quickly ensure myself that all the files were visited and the appropriate ones processed.
Perhaps your tool could provide this info, and also compress the backup files.
Another item I think would be beneficial would be to generate an index listing of all files backed-up by file name sequence, followed by path/directory name. This would perhaps identify duplicate (or obsolete) files. EG. FILE-A located on c:/test/junk and on c:/flight-path/runway directories. These files (FILE-A) could be legitimate, or duplicates, or one could be obsolete. This would be very difficult to discover using a manual or other tool.
This index listing could be used for restoring files. The user could enter the file name (such as FILE-A), and then be presented with a listing of all the entries for FILE-A followed by the directory entry for each one. This would ensure that the correct file is restored to the correct location. Another feature might be an on-demand audit, where backup and source files are compared and information such as number of versions, unmatched files, duplicates, etc., could be determined.
Just a few (perhaps) different things to ponder.

Fri, Feb 22, 11:49 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T143: Advanced Backup Solution Features as Wishlist priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 11:47 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T142: Hard drive cloning as Wishlist priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 11:38 AM · New Tool Ideas
Joe renamed T141: Replicating network drive doesn't cause Windows to connect to source or Replicator doesn't retry when it should from Replicating network drive doesn't cause Windows to connect to source to Replicating network drive doesn't cause Windows to connect to source or Replicator doesn't retry when it should.
Fri, Feb 22, 10:25 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T141: Replicating network drive doesn't cause Windows to connect to source or Replicator doesn't retry when it should as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 10:24 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T140: History Summary for past jobs, not just the last as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 10:21 AM · Replicator
Joe raised the priority of T34: Logging system needs to be improved from Wishlist to Normal.
Fri, Feb 22, 10:21 AM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T34: Logging system needs to be improved.

Peter wrote:

Optional log of file names that could not be replicated.

Fri, Feb 22, 10:20 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T139: Suspend or Pause Replication Button as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 10:17 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T138: Jobs that are not enabled shouldn't list Next Run time as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 10:13 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T137: Improve feedback while Replicator job running as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 10:08 AM · Replicator
Joe triaged T136: Bring CD Download page into the main page framework as High priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 9:25 AM · KarenWare.com Website
Joe triaged T135: Finish Content-Security-Policy restrictions as High priority.
Fri, Feb 22, 9:23 AM · KarenWare.com Website

Tue, Feb 19

Joe added a comment to T134: Unique application icons.

Tue, Feb 19, 4:12 PM · Replicator, Directory Printer, Karen's Power Tools
Joe triaged T134: Unique application icons as Normal priority.
Tue, Feb 19, 9:21 AM · Replicator, Directory Printer, Karen's Power Tools

Mon, Feb 18

Joe renamed Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18) from Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18) to v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18.
Mon, Feb 18, 10:15 AM
Joe renamed Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18) from Replicator (v3.7.4 Released TBA) to Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18).
Mon, Feb 18, 10:15 AM
Joe renamed T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder from Replicator window fails to bottom after Browse for Folder to Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder.
Mon, Feb 18, 10:14 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe renamed T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder from Replicator window falls to bottom after Browse for Folder to Replicator window fails to bottom after Browse for Folder.
Mon, Feb 18, 10:11 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)

Feb 16 2019

Joe updated the task description for T133: Print in batch mode from command line.
Feb 16 2019, 1:23 PM · Directory Printer
Joe triaged T133: Print in batch mode from command line as Wishlist priority.
Feb 16 2019, 12:49 PM · Directory Printer

Feb 15 2019

Joe triaged T132: Filter Folders as Wishlist priority.
Feb 15 2019, 1:48 PM · Directory Printer
Joe added a comment to T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder.

The reason the fixes weren't working is because I'd caused VB6 IDE to crash before saving the source files to disk... So the debug version of the application had the fixes, but the next load of the project did not still have them.

Feb 15 2019, 9:06 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe edited projects for T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder, added: Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18); removed Replicator.
Feb 15 2019, 8:00 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe created Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18).
Feb 15 2019, 7:56 AM
Joe closed T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder as Resolved.
Feb 15 2019, 7:52 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe added a comment to T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder.

Added Me.SetFocus after selecting folder... which seems now to have made the problem go away. Removing the SetFocus causes the problem to return. SO, I'm calling it. RESOLVED. BEEN RESOLVED, baby.

Feb 15 2019, 7:51 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe reopened T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder as "Open".

Now the problem is back. Weirdness.

Feb 15 2019, 7:46 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe triaged T131: Add "Read In Browser" link to top of newsletter emails as Normal priority.
Feb 15 2019, 7:38 AM · Newsletter
Joe closed T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder as Resolved.

Well, okay. I added the proper handle to the owner of the folder browser, and the problem went away. Then I reset it back to 0 like Karen had originally and still the problem had gone away. I'm not sure what I've missed, but going to mark this resolved.

Feb 15 2019, 6:56 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe triaged T130: Set Folder Picker common dialog to existing folder as Normal priority.
Feb 15 2019, 6:32 AM · Replicator
Joe renamed T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder from Replicator window falls to bottem after Browse for Folder to Replicator window falls to bottom after Browse for Folder.
Feb 15 2019, 6:30 AM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)
Joe triaged T129: Feature request: Copy filenames without files data as Wishlist priority.
Feb 15 2019, 6:17 AM · Replicator

Feb 14 2019

Joe closed T128: Text/Plain alternative isn't formatted correctly as Resolved.

Using https://github.com/mtibben/html2text by Michael Tibben

Feb 14 2019, 6:58 PM · Newsletter
Joe added a comment to T128: Text/Plain alternative isn't formatted correctly.

This also sorta sucks: I mean, "needs improvement." hehe

Feb 14 2019, 5:19 PM · Newsletter
Joe added a comment to T128: Text/Plain alternative isn't formatted correctly.

And, here's how it looks for me in Thunderbird with View Message as Plain Text on:

Feb 14 2019, 4:39 PM · Newsletter
Joe triaged T128: Text/Plain alternative isn't formatted correctly as Unbreak Now! priority.
Feb 14 2019, 4:10 PM · Newsletter

Feb 11 2019

Joe triaged T127: Replicator window falls behind others after Browse for Folder as Unbreak Now! priority.
Feb 11 2019, 3:17 PM · Replicator (v3.7.4 Released 2019-02-18)

Feb 6 2019

Joe triaged T126: Option to heed .gitignore exclusion logic as Normal priority.
Feb 6 2019, 7:50 PM · Replicator
Joe triaged T125: Option to Limit subfolder search depth as Normal priority.
Feb 6 2019, 7:35 PM · Directory Printer

Jan 16 2019

Joe changed the visibility for T124: Print margins off the left side of page.
Jan 16 2019, 10:53 PM · Font Explorer
Joe edited projects for T3: Print more than one column of fonts, added: Font Explorer (v2.2 Released 2018-12-30); removed Font Explorer.
Jan 16 2019, 10:40 PM · Font Explorer (v2.2 Released 2018-12-30)
Joe created Font Explorer (v2.2 Released 2018-12-30).
Jan 16 2019, 10:40 PM
Joe changed the visibility for T123: Copy to clipboard including font specification for paste into Word, etc.
Jan 16 2019, 10:39 PM · Font Explorer
Joe added a comment to T100: Cannot sync time on modern Windows.

I've verified that Time Sync does work on Windows 10.

Jan 16 2019, 12:49 PM · Time Sync

Jan 15 2019

Joe closed T115: Unicode characters in file and folder names will not appear in output as Wontfix.

Directory Printer is ASCII through and through starting with the folder browser. Fixing this before a .NET rewrite isn't worth the effort. Time to break off and rewrite this thing.

Jan 15 2019, 11:50 AM · Directory Printer

Jan 14 2019

Joe renamed Replicator (v3.7.3 Released 2019-01-14) from v3.7.3 Released TBA to v3.7.3 Released 2019-01-14.
Jan 14 2019, 6:28 PM
Joe closed T122: Installer tests for running Replicator application as Resolved.
Jan 14 2019, 5:37 PM · Replicator (v3.7.3 Released 2019-01-14)
Joe closed T121: Window caption now always includes version number as Resolved.
Jan 14 2019, 5:04 PM · Replicator (v3.7.3 Released 2019-01-14)
Joe edited projects for T120: Installer can now backup Replicator settings files, added: Replicator (v3.7.3 Released 2019-01-14); removed Replicator.
Jan 14 2019, 5:03 PM · Replicator (v3.7.3 Released 2019-01-14)
Joe closed T120: Installer can now backup Replicator settings files as Resolved.
Jan 14 2019, 5:00 PM · Replicator (v3.7.3 Released 2019-01-14)
Joe added a comment to T117: Why does Replicator fail on these files?.

And this works

From: 	J:\home\Documents\DEV\workspaces\Zend\workspaces\Winett\winett-com\
To: 	Y:\T117\home\Documents\DEV\workspaces\Zend\workspaces\Winett\winett-com\
Jan 14 2019, 2:02 PM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T117: Why does Replicator fail on these files?.

This works, too? Then what's the problem?

From: 	J:\home\Documents\DEV\workspaces\Zend\workspaces\Winett\winett-com\node_modules\grunt-contrib-nodeunit\node_modules\nodeunit\node_modules\tap\node_modules\runforcover\node_modules\bunker\node_modules\burrito\node_modules\
To: 	Y:\T117\home\Documents\DEV\workspaces\Zend\workspaces\Winett\winett-com\node_modules\grunt-contrib-nodeunit\node_modules\nodeunit\node_modules\tap\node_modules\runforcover\node_modules\bunker\node_modules\burrito\node_modules\
Jan 14 2019, 1:58 PM · Replicator
Joe added a comment to T117: Why does Replicator fail on these files?.

This also works:

From: 	J:\home\Documents\DEV\workspaces\Zend\workspaces\Winett\winett-com\node_modules\grunt-contrib-nodeunit\node_modules\nodeunit\node_modules\tap\node_modules\runforcover\node_modules\bunker\node_modules\burrito\node_modules\uglify-js\test\unit\compress\test\
To: 	Y:\T117\home\Documents\DEV\workspaces\Zend\workspaces\Winett\winett-com\node_modules\grunt-contrib-nodeunit\node_modules\nodeunit\node_modules\tap\node_modules\runforcover\node_modules\bunker\node_modules\burrito\node_modules\uglify-js\test\unit\compress\test\
Jan 14 2019, 1:56 PM · Replicator