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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#16 Post by I am Baas » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:13 pm

@outskirter
I don't have these registry entries at all.

Can anyone else confirm that?
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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#17 Post by lautrepay » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:23 pm

I am Baas wrote:@outskirter
I don't have these registry entries at all.
Me neither.

@outskirter: Are you sure that you've got all file associations deselected?

@Midas: Thanks for the link. An interesting test, but Bandizip was not among the contenders.
I made a quick extraction test to compare 7-Zip 64 and Bandizip 64. The result:
Bandizip was 24% faster than 7-Zip extracting zip files.
Bandizip was 20% faster than 7-Zip extracting 7z files.

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#18 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:49 am

lautrepay wrote:[...] I made a quick extraction test to compare 7-Zip 64 and Bandizip 64. The result:
Bandizip was 24% faster than 7-Zip extracting zip files.
Bandizip was 20% faster than 7-Zip extracting 7z files.
:shock: Impressive! Almost a quarter shaven off extraction time -- I'll have to look into it now... (except I don't run x64)

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#19 Post by the_watcher » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:53 pm

i've created a few context menu entries for portable bandizip using open++.
i've made an entry for each of the following items : Open File, Add to archive...(which opens an archive window to add files/folders), Extract Here, Extract each archive to separate folder and Extract Automatically, which seems to me that it's not working as it should.
(According to their website, 'Extract Automatically' will act as described below:
"If there is only one file/folder in an archive, it will extract to 'Current Folder'.
In other cases, it will create a new folder and extract files to 'Created Folder'."
But in my tests, 'Extract Automatically' always creates a folder and extracts to that folder.)
i copied the entries from my openxx.ini file, that's why the numbering starts from 9.
it should work fine if you correct the numbers in front and edit the application's path.
(The entries with "Type = 1" are separators)
Edit: forgot to add that Open File, Extract Here, Extract each archive to separate folder and Extract Automatically appear only for the following filetypes : zip,rar and 7z. (which are the ones i used as an example)

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9.Type=1
10.Type=0
10.AssociateWith=4
10.Title="Bandizip Open File"
10.Program="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
10.Arguments="/open %FileNames%"
10.WorkingDir="%FileDir%"
10.Icon="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
10.FileTypes="*.zip;*.rar;*.7z"
11.Type=0
11.AssociateWith=0
11.Title="Bandizip Add to archive..."
11.Program="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
11.Arguments="/archive_dlg "" %FilePaths%"
11.WorkingDir="%FileDir%"
11.Icon="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
11.FileTypes=""
12.Type=0
12.AssociateWith=1
12.Title="Bandizip Extract Here"
12.Program="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
12.Arguments="/extract "%FileDir%" %FileNames%"
12.WorkingDir="%FileDir%"
12.Icon="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
12.FileTypes="*.zip;*.rar;*.7z"
13.Type=0
13.AssociateWith=1
13.Title="Bandizip Extract each archive to separate folder"
13.Program="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
13.Arguments="/extract_filenamedest "%FileDir%" %FileNames%"
13.WorkingDir="%FileDir%"
13.Icon="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
13.FileTypes="*.zip;*.rar;*.7z"
14.Type=0
14.AssociateWith=1
14.Title="Bandizip Extract Automatically"
14.Program="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
14.Arguments="/extract_autodest "%FileDir%" %FileNames%"
14.WorkingDir="%FileDir%"
14.Icon="%OpenXXDir%\..\Bandizip-x64\Bandizip64.exe"
14.FileTypes="*.zip;*.rar;*.7z"
15.Type=1

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#20 Post by freakazoid » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:05 pm

Thanks the_watcher for posting those Open++ config items!

Anyone know how to remove the left panel from view?

I dragged the separator all the way to the left and that hides it, but after I restart the program, I can still see the remnants of the left panel.

I also tried changing the following option in setting.ini to:

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nTreePanelWidth = "0"
But after reopening the program and closing, this gets reset to:

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nTreePanelWidth = "30"
Update - looks like someone else felt the same as me!
http://www.bandicam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=323
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#21 Post by tproli » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:33 pm

Thanks for the config, perhaps I can use it in Total Commander's internal file associations.

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#22 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:00 am

freakazoid wrote:Anyone know how to remove the left panel from view?

I dragged the separator all the way to the left and that hides it, but after I restart the program, I can still see the remnants of the left panel.
Had a go at solving this, with no better luck. My findings:
  • The zipped 'skin.zip' in program folder can be extracted to a 'skin' subfolder, which Bandizip will then use if the archive is renamed;
  • The relevant file in there is 'skin_main_ltr.xml', a plain text XML format file;
  • Although comments are in Chinese, the relevant entry is copied below -- I played around a bit with the width, minwidth and align values without any useful results...

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    <Static ID="PANEL_TREE" Align="left" Width="300" MinWidth="5">
    <Splitter Align="right" Width="5" /> 
    <Window WindowHandle="WINDOW_TREE" Align="client" /> 
    </Static>
Since Bandizip is now portable -- with more than one option to make it so -- shouldn't this topic be moved to the Portable Submissions subforum? :P

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#23 Post by lautrepay » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:19 am

the_watcher wrote:i've created a few context menu entries for portable bandizip using open++.
i've made an entry for each of the following items : Open File, Add to archive...(which opens an archive window to add files/folders), Extract Here, Extract each archive to separate folder and Extract Automatically, which seems to me that it's not working as it should.
(According to their website, 'Extract Automatically' will act as described below:
"If there is only one file/folder in an archive, it will extract to 'Current Folder'.
In other cases, it will create a new folder and extract files to 'Created Folder'."
But in my tests, 'Extract Automatically' always creates a folder and extracts to that folder.)
I don't know if I'm understanding your problem correctly, but have you tried unticking When using 'Extract automatically', create a folder if there is more than one top-level item under Options>Settings>Extraction?

Between, nice job! I'll try to do something for Fast Explorer or KuShellEx.
freakazoid wrote:Thanks the_watcher for posting those Open++ config items!

Anyone know how to remove the left panel from view?

I dragged the separator all the way to the left and that hides it, but after I restart the program, I can still see the remnants of the left panel.

I also tried changing the following option in setting.ini to:

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nTreePanelWidth = "0"
But after reopening the program and closing, this gets reset to:

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nTreePanelWidth = "30"
Update - looks like someone else felt the same as me!
<a style="color:#006620" class="linkification-ext" href="http://www.bandicam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=323" title="Linkification: http://www.bandicam.com/forum/viewtopic ... 6&t=323</a>
It's an already reported bug. Waiting for a fix in the next versions.

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#24 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:12 am

Midas wrote:Although comments are in Chinese
You meant Korean
Midas wrote:Since Bandizip is now portable -- with more than one option to make it so -- shouldn't this topic be moved to the Portable Submissions subforum? :P
Tried that here. Maybe second time lucky :) .
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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#25 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:18 am

I am Baas wrote:
Midas wrote:Although comments are in Chinese
You meant Korean
Probably. It's still Chinese to me... :mrgreen:
I am Baas wrote:
Midas wrote:Since Bandizip is now portable -- with more than one option to make it so -- shouldn't this topic be moved to the Portable Submissions subforum? :P
Tried that here. Maybe second time lucky :) .
:lol:

I'm somewhat compulsive with organization...

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#26 Post by the_watcher » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:08 am

lautrepay wrote:I don't know if I'm understanding your problem correctly, but have you tried unticking When using 'Extract automatically', create a folder if there is more than one top-level item under Options>Settings>Extraction?
thanks lautrepay, that worked! :)
i saw that option, but thought it had to be ticked for 'Extract automatically' to work as it should.
According to my understanding of it, create a folder if there is more than one top-level item means that it will create a folder ONLY if there are more than one files in the archive.
Proved me wrong :)

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#27 Post by lautrepay » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:29 am

the_watcher wrote: thanks lautrepay, that worked! :)
i saw that option, but thought it had to be ticked for 'Extract automatically' to work as it should.
According to my understanding of it, create a folder if there is more than one top-level item means that it will create a folder ONLY if there are more than one files in the archive.
Proved me wrong :)
Glad it worked. :D
The Extract automatically option is a little detail that really makes my life easier.
I am Baas wrote:Maybe second time lucky :) .
How many times do you consider you can ask the moderators to split and/or move a thread without the risk of appearing over insistent?

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#28 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:29 am

lautrepay wrote:
I am Baas wrote:Maybe second time lucky :) .
How many times do you consider you can ask the moderators to split and/or move a thread without the risk of appearing over insistent?
No idea but I can tell you that I am incredibly impatient... already pm'ed webfork :) .
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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#29 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:58 am

I am Baas wrote:
lautrepay wrote:
I am Baas wrote:Maybe second time lucky :) .
How many times do you consider you can ask the moderators to split and/or move a thread without the risk of appearing over insistent?
No idea but I can tell you that I am incredibly impatient... already pm'ed webfork :) .
All set.

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Re: Bandizip V1.0.3

#30 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:39 am

Looks like one of the major draws for this program is intelligent compression:
When you archive multimedia files (AVI, WMV, MP3...) or archived files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z...), you can't get good compression results. These files are hard to compress and sometimes the file size could be bigger than the original one. Bandizip's "High Speed Archiving" function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm. It will increase the archiving speed dramatically.
Very cool.

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