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by thepiney
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VideoCacheView
Replies: 42
Views: 16076

Re: VideoCacheViewer can't find Chrome files

As the attachment shows an error/message from "Windows Media Player" I would say you don't have the correct codecs installed as it says. Is WMP your default media player? Are you getting a list of files in "VideoCacheViewer" at all that you are clicking on or is WMP opening the files automatically? ...
by thepiney
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Windows System Control Center
Replies: 17
Views: 36445

Re: Windows System Control Center

The newest version (4.0.0.3) adds utilities from MiTeC ---> https://www.mitec.cz/

Some already listed in the DB.
by thepiney
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 21122

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

I unplugged my network cable and started the game. It does ask for access to the network but the game started before I even clicked on anything. I am running in single player mode.

Since you can join a networked game or host a server, I'd expect this behavior.

Wouldn't I?
by thepiney
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 21122

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

5.0.1 was released March 31, 2019.

I downloaded 5.0.0 a couple weeks ago and it hasn't crashed yet so stability looks a lot better. I'm gonna try copying the saved world/game to the newer update to see if there is any issue.
by thepiney
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: The benefits and drawbacks to using a live distro
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

The benefits and drawbacks to using a live distro

An interesting poll (Questions and Answers) topic came up on Distrwatch about Live Linux distros being used for secure web browsing and as that is a common theme here as well...

https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190401#poll
by thepiney
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: LPF (Long Path Finder)
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

Re: LPF (Long Path Finder)

This may have some of the VBS scripts/info you need/want.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15501&p=47352&hilit=vbs#p47352
by thepiney
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: LPF (Long Path Finder)
Replies: 13
Views: 10963

Re: LPF (Long Path Finder)

LICEcap was an application I was looking for, so as a small contribution to TPFC I created this VBScript to do the following. Run licecap.exe, wait for it to close and then move the INI file from the %APPDATA% folder back to the location of where licecap.exe is located. Just save this file as LiceC...
by thepiney
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps
Replies: 12
Views: 7630

Re: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps

Well as the OP is about lifespan... A little more 1 month and the Crucial 64GB Refurb SSD went belly up. It only had maybe 10-12 hours on it in the "reset" SMART info when I installed it. The great thing about it since I had just copied the "portable" programs/apps over from the the spinning rust an...
by thepiney
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 21122

Re: Minetest: Free minecraft alternative

0.4.17.1 was released June 2018 and 0.5.00 Release Candidate 2 was recently announced, hopefully a new final will be up soon. 0.4.16 and now 0.4.17.1 have been far more stable than previous releases on my system. The backup for my 0.4.16 is 863MB and still plays quite well but does crash more often ...
by thepiney
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps
Replies: 12
Views: 7630

Re: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps

I know some people that have gotten "fake" USB/SD etc. mostly through Ebay trying to get that killer deal. I always recommend name brands and more trustworthy sources such as NewEgg. I recently upgraded my system (Asus M5A97) to my first install on an SSD (Samsung 860 EVO 250GB) and while checking t...
by thepiney
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: CD/DVD Burner that consistently works
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

Re: CD/DVD Burner that consistently works

I've used ImgBurn, InfraRecorder and CDRFE over the years and had mostly good luck with all, especially ImgBurn and CDRFE. I have noticed that some burners and media have issues (even if supported) but never could be sure of the cause, however I have noticed that when I get larger cakes/packages of ...
by thepiney
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: WuMgr (Update Manager for Windows)
Replies: 2
Views: 2777

Re: WuMgr (Update Manager for Windows)

Interesting. 8) I have been using Dism++ to solve (recurring) update problems in my Windows 7 SP1 x64 daily driver but, besides the Chinese opacity of some features and documentation, it doesn't look half as flexible and powerful as WuMgr is promising to be. I'll be keeping an eye on it for sure. I...
by thepiney
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps
Replies: 15
Views: 10989

Re: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps

@ webfork -> That would be the "Best New" links/threads that you posted previously I believe. I suggest this site quite often when discussing "portable" apps/programs. Many of those people are not tech savvy at all and some (most) will probably not go beyond the front page and may be lost in a forum...
by thepiney
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps
Replies: 15
Views: 10989

TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps

Getting a bit nostalgic and went looking at some of the older programs I've used over the years. Some like IrfanView I started out using from a floppy in 1998-99 to convert BMPs to JPGs from many friends/family members scanned images or early digital cameras that didn't support many file formats. Th...
by thepiney
Wed May 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Favorite help file or site?
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: Favorite help file or site?

I've collected quite a few GB of guides/manuals over the years and many like you say are not always clear and concise. I've found that a lot of the guides from -> https://www.makeuseof.com/ have been very easy to follow and the site has long been one of my favorites for such.