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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#16 Post by joby_toss » Sat May 21, 2011 12:55 pm

Version 3.17 has a different files/folders structure.
The 32 and 64 bit versions are both extracted by default (in the "Bin" subfolder) and a launcher automatically selects the correct version on startup.
There is also a "Convert Config to v3.17" app (portable) as an upgrade helper.

So there is no need for "and choose the 'Program architecture' according to whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit system (choose 32-bit if you're not sure)" in the "How to extract" field.

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#17 Post by webfork » Mon May 23, 2011 11:13 am

joby_toss wrote:So there is no need for "and choose the 'Program architecture' according to whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit system (choose 32-bit if you're not sure)" in the "How to extract" field.

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Yeah, just tested. Good idea.

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#18 Post by webfork » Mon May 23, 2011 11:17 am

joby_toss wrote:There is also a "Convert Config to v3.17" app (portable) as an upgrade helper.
I tried to make this converter tool work without success -- there's no included usage file. I didn't try some command-line tricks I know, but there's nothing listed on the FreeFileSync home page. At least one user has had an issue with this:
Joe Fabeetz: The latest version - 3.17 - makes it very difficult to upgrade from a previous version. If you have an older version with profiles already set, you must first download a 'converter' and run it on all of those profiles to convert them. This is no taks for an amateur since there are no instructions. User BEWARE before upgrading.
Anyone want to take a crack at this?

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#19 Post by joby_toss » Mon May 23, 2011 12:11 pm

I have no older profile. I deleted everything and started fresh.

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#20 Post by Hydaral » Mon May 23, 2011 7:50 pm

I just re-saved all my profiles, so I don't have any old ones either.

Can't you just drop the old version file onto the converter?

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#21 Post by joby_toss » Fri May 27, 2011 10:47 pm

I managed to get my hands on an older config file (from a backup I did a while ago), I dropped it on the converter as Hydaral suggested and it works.

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#22 Post by flector » Sat May 28, 2011 12:08 pm

What FreeFileSync is missing is multiple folder synch.

For example, synch "this, that, and these other folders."

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Re: FreeFileSync V5.2

#23 Post by joby_toss » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Hmm, when did they start to include opencandy with this one (v5.2 now)?
Be careful during installation! Disable the "offers"!

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Re: FreeFileSync V5.2

#24 Post by I am Baas » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:19 pm

joby_toss wrote:Hmm, when did they start to include opencandy with this one (v5.2 now)?
OCSetupHlp.dll was bundled together with FreeFileSync_v5.1_setup. V5.0 tested clean.
joby_toss wrote:Be careful during installation! Disable the "offers"!
Thanks, joby_toss. I quickly searched online but could not find any reference to FreeFileSync and OpenCandy. You might well be the first one to report this.
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Re: FreeFileSync V5.2

#25 Post by procyon » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:29 am

joby_toss wrote:Hmm, when did they start to include opencandy with this one (v5.2 now)?
Be careful during installation! Disable the "offers"!
I don't understand.

File FreeFileSync_v5.2_setup.exe downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefil ... sync/v5.2/ (MD5 : 40b1477bdfcc032aaa283099feb2b0d0) there is no "offers" during installation. (Tested again, few minutes ago)
You can also avoid installation by using Universal Extractor or 7-zip. Works great.

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#26 Post by joby_toss » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:58 am

File: FreeFileSync_v5.2_setup.exe

MD5: 40b1477bdfcc032aaa283099feb2b0d0

During installation process (portable selected):

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And leftovers in Temp:

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Even if you use 7-zip to manually extract the files, in "$PLUGINSDIR" folder there is the file "OCSetupHlp.dll".

I know (how) I can avoid this, I am OK with the author trying to make a livin', but the inclusion of OpenCandy crap should be public knowledge.
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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#27 Post by I am Baas » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:00 am

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Ok, managed :D
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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#28 Post by guinness » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:24 am

Use the [ img ][ / img] tags.
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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#29 Post by procyon » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:30 am

Thanks ! i see and i understand now.

Strange behavior on my first tests environment. This step appears now.
joby_toss wrote:I know (how) I can avoid this, I am OK with the author trying to make a livin', but the inclusion of OpenCandy crap should be public knowledge.
Does the "How to extract" should be updated ?

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Re: FreeFileSync V3.1

#30 Post by guinness » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:38 am

I tried the installer using the Portable option and didn't get the screen above, but OCSetupHlp.dll was present in the %TEMP% folder.
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