Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

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Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#1 Post by The IceMan » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:06 am

Can any one check if there a way to make this program portable please

web: http://www.freshney.org/xinorbis/index.htm

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Xinorbis hard disk analyser portable mode

#2 Post by Jzilla » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:36 pm

From the help of the latest version the author states it is possible to run portable.

And that he is open to suggestions to improve this mode of use

By default Xinorbis will store the user preference to the registry every time it is closed down. In order to stop all registry access create a file called custom.ini and place it in the the same folder as the xinorbis.exe file.

The custom.ini should be a text file with the following structure;

[main]
pm=1

This will tell Xinorbis to operate in "portable mode", disabling all registry access. This will mean though, for the time being, that preferences and user settings WILL NOT be saved.

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#3 Post by Kea » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:19 am

I downloaded the ZIP archive and unzipped it. I added the custom.ini, as stated here and in the help file, before the first start. Xinorbis then wrote 6 keys and 105 values to the registry (HKU) and added the file C:\WINDOWS\xinorbis3.ini.

Portable, maybe, but not without a trace.

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#4 Post by JohnW » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:14 pm

It might be time to take another look at this utility.
The last post by Kea referred to version 3.5.1 (Jan12)

Several additions have been made to Xinorbis to make it operate more efficiently as a "portable application".

The latest version is 3.7.1

C:\WINDOWS\xinorbis3.ini is not created according to my test.

For more information see the help pages in the program.

As Jzilla stated, the author makes it clear that he is amenable to options/suggestions regarding the portability of the program.

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#5 Post by ashghost » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:24 pm

From the html Help files:
By default Xinorbis will store the user preference to the registry every time it is closed down. In order to stop all registry access create a file called custom.ini and place it in the the same folder as the xinorbis.exe file.
The custom.ini should be a text file with the following structure;
[main]
pm=1
This will tell Xinorbis to operate in "portable mode", disabling all registry access.
Even though I followed those instructions it still wrote to the registry.

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#6 Post by JohnW » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:09 am

I did not test Registry entries because I had to run Xinorbis in order to get at the Help file which explained 'custom.ini'.

I had not seen the PFC thread at that time.

If it still does write entries then that's a pity; it seems a useful utility.

I have emailed the author pointing out these concerns so perhaps an explanation or an upgrade might be forthcoming.

If he comments in this thread all well and good. Otherwise I'll keep you posted.

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#7 Post by JohnW » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:22 am

Just to show how responsive the author is, there is a new version on his site.
Don't worry about version numbers; he hasn't got around to sorting that out.
The File Date of the new version is 25/6/2008.
It has fixed the problem or so I am led to believe.

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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#8 Post by Emka » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:52 am

Xinorbis 5.1.2 is available on Softpedia.

Changelog:
Fixed:
· Couple of minor bugs
· CSV importer more tolerant of bad files
Added:
· New icons
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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#9 Post by bassiliin » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:48 am

Please note since v6 Xinorbis has now two versions:
* Trial (neverending, but advanced options are restricted and Xinorbis will save to the File History database but you won't be able to use that data)
* Full (paid)

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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#10 Post by joby_toss » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:19 am

@bassiliin: Thank's for the info!

Alan Freshney is a good guy that puts tremendous effort into his softwares. This move was unavoidable. I really hope his educational softwares will remain free to use!

P.S. I can't find the info about the price (paypal link is wrong) ... anyone?

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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#11 Post by usdcs » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:51 am

Version 5.2 is still available, as I type this, on CNET here.

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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#12 Post by bassiliin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:19 am

Xinorbis is now free again from v6.0.17

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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#13 Post by I am Baas » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:31 pm

bassiliin wrote:Xinorbis is now free again from v6.0.17
Thanks for the heads up. I ditched Xinorbis when it went payware... (re)downloading.
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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#14 Post by lastaltoid » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:49 pm

Xinorbis is now at version 6.0.25 (July 6th 2013)

from Xinorbis home page:
Xinorbis is a completely FREE, powerful Windows-based ...


from Xinorbis download page:
The latest version of Xinorbis as a ZIP archive. This version comes pre-configured to work as a "portable application" and will not make any registry changes. Ideal for USB disk use.

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Re: Xinorbis - powerful hard disk analyser

#15 Post by Midas » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:14 am

Xinorbis seems to be an useful and powerful (utility, now again) freeware -- already in TPFC database (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1464).
  • [url=http://www.xinorbis.com/xinorbis/]http://www.xinorbis.com/xinorbis/[/url] author wrote:Xinorbis is a simple but powerful hard disk, folder and storage analyser. It uses a sophisticated mix of graphs, tables and tree displays to give a complete overview of the contents of any hard disk, folder, removable or network drive. It makes it easy to see the contents, structure, file distribution and file composition of a whole hard disk, folder, or mapped network drive. Includes full report creation. Xinorbis is bundled with Be.HexEditor and options to view any file within the hex editor have been added to all relevant popup-menus.
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Xinorbis current portable version (v6.0.25, "zip archive") can be downloaded from http://www.xinorbis.com/downloads.htm.

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