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Virtual Drives Manager

#1 Post by guinness » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:31 am

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#2 Post by I am Baas » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:54 am

There are two other portable tools by the same name that do exactly the same thing:
Virtual Drive Manager (VDM) is a tiny but very useful utility used to create virtual drives - maps of the contents of folders. Drive-mapping is similar to the DOS command SUBST, but VDM is much more than SUBST, it is very easy to use with a good GUI interface and it can restore all virtual drives automatically on windows restarting.
http://www.linasoft.com/files/vdman102.zip (110 KB)
Virtual Drives Manager freeware tool which lets you to define, redefine and delete the virtual drives in your file system.

The Virtual Drives (also known as MS-DOS device names) is the symbolic links, in the object name space in 32-bit versions of Windows, which points to the directories of your existing drives (hard, floppy, CD and so on). The code that converts an MS-DOS path into a corresponding path in 32-bit versions of Windows uses these symbolic links to map the virtual devices and drive letters.
http://www.appcontrols.com/software/dow ... Drives.zip (212 KB)
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#3 Post by guinness » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:14 am

Cool! But this one has been updated in the last 12months, which I know isn't a big deal but the developer is still active.
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#4 Post by webfork » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:55 am

I recommend renaming the program to Leelu Virtual Drives Manager just to avoid confusion.

I checked into this a little out of curiosity and here's some of the fruits of my research to hopefully save others time:
... this one has been updated in the last 12months, which I know isn't a big deal...
Actually its important, since the older one wasn't even tested to work on Windows XP, much less Windows 7.

Drive Manager (last updated 2006)
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=759

Virtual Drives Manager (last updated 2005)
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=118

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#5 Post by guinness » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:11 am

I recommend renaming the program to Leelu Virtual Drives Manager just to avoid confusion.
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#6 Post by guinness » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:35 am

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#7 Post by infimum » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:15 am

There are new tools available that seem to be portable.
http://leelusoft.blogspot.com/

Anyone interested?

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#8 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:47 pm

infimum wrote:There are new tools available that seem to be portable.
http://leelusoft.blogspot.com/

Anyone interested?
Yeah there's a few here I'll test...
  • Clipboard Rules tool looks interesting. If it could detect HTML, XML, GPG, etc. types of headers in copied text, I can see many uses. In fact I should suggest that for the next version of Text Editor Anywhere.
  • If I had more time I'd go through and screw up a bunch of zip files with a hex editor, then try to get the various different zip-fixing tools out there to repair it, including Zip2Fix.
  • I've been using PhiBar and Color Calculator to come up with attractive color palates, but its nice to see Color Calculator. (edit: this isn't a palate tool, see below)
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  • Clipboard Rules writes settings locally, looks portable. Unfortunately it responds only to very specific text bits, not just headers.
  • 5FSize looks really useful for admins/testers trying to track down areas where the drive is writing information or is taking up too much space. We already have a lot of tools that do basically this, but this might speed things up a bit by only checking areas that are most likely to be misbehaving. I would love to see future versions of this with a fourth collumn showing changes in size between checks. Doesn't save any settings to the drive so you can't have it pre-set to check specific directories. You have to recheck the ones you want or just choose "select all".
  • Color Calculator its just a color picker and converter -- I misinterpreted that. However, it also saves no settings to the drive -- I believe its stealth but I didn't run a careful test.

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#9 Post by guinness » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:13 am

I really wish they would move away from the old fashioned blog reel, it's just so hard to navigate through their database, I would say opting for the static page(s) approach is tried and tested, it works! The blog should be used for posting updates and/or daily tech news.
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#10 Post by webfork » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:02 pm

guinness wrote:I really wish they would move away from the old fashioned blog reel
Agreed. That's become increasingly common and its definitely not visitor-friendly.

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#11 Post by webfork » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:40 am

http://leelusoft.blogspot.com

Warning about this software from Baas.

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#12 Post by I am Baas » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:10 pm

webfork wrote:http://leelusoft.blogspot.com

Warning about this software from Baas.
The warning concerns the installers only, not the portable .zip packages.
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