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FilExile

#1 Post by I am Baas » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:57 pm

Simple program intended to delete and remove stubborn directories and files that cannot be removed by other means either because the path is too long, the name is invalid, or any of other errors that can be incurred upon file or directory deletion.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filexile/

Dl installer @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/filexil ... e/download and uniextract.

Writes FilExile_log.txt in C:\ (if logging is enabled). A quick scan did not find anything else outside the application folder.

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Re: FilExile

#2 Post by guinness » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:07 pm

Tested: Doesn't work on Windows XP SP3

I was going to suggest this should be moved to the submissions forum, but perhaps it should be left here for further discussion.

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Re: FilExile

#3 Post by I am Baas » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:10 pm

Cheers, guinness. I am on W7 atm but will test on XP later too.

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Re: FilExile

#4 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:22 am

guinness wrote:Tested: Doesn't work on Windows XP SP3
No wonder it doesn't... FilExile requires .net to run. The developer mentions C++ as the programming language. I did not bother to test for dependencies at the time. I just tried to test on XP SP3 and got an error message.

Well... bummer.

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Re: FilExile

#5 Post by guinness » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:29 am

Weird, why not use C# instead of C++. I wonder if he created this using C++/CLI? I presumed the same as you did, rarely do you see developers creating .NET applications in C++ these days.

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Re: FilExile 3.00

#6 Post by smaragdus » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:30 pm

FilExile at version 3.00 (released on 2017-02-07), changes:
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FilExile v3.00
February 05th, 2017
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· Converted the entire application to C# and moved it to GitHub
· Completely recoded the shell extension to be a proper .dll (this is in C++ however)
· Further improved the GUI for ease of use
· Added "Always On Top" functionality
· Added disabling of the progress monitor for increased performance
I have not tested the "portable" versions (FilExile Portable.exe and FilExile Portable x86.exe).

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Re: FilExile

#7 Post by Midas » Thu May 19, 2022 8:26 am

Topic update to confirm FilExile DotNET dependency and note its source repo at https://github.com/z0civic/filexile.

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FTR, here's the program full changelog:

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FilExile v3.00
February 05th, 2017
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· Converted the entire application to C# and moved it to GitHub
· Completely recoded the shell extension to be a proper .dll (this is in C++ however)
· Further improved the GUI for ease of use
· Added "Always On Top" functionality
· Added disabling of the progress monitor for increased performance

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FilExile v2.00
February 25th, 2015
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· Changed the base framework to use .NET 2.0 instead of .NET 4.0 for enchanced compatibility
· Redesigned the GUI for increased ease of use
· Fixed an error where the shell extension would remain enabled after uninstalling
· Added offline help
· Code enhancements to increase performance and efficiency
· Added a debug mode

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FilExile v1.51
December 9th, 2013
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· Eliminated the need to choose whether a file or folder was being deleted
· Fixed an error where the progress bar would cause an exception in certain cases
· Various cleanup and fixes

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FilExile v1.50
June 3rd, 2013
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· Update check is done asynchronously to prevent the application from appearing frozen
  on slower connections
· More control over threading options (1-128 threads)
· Translated additional areas that had been overlooked
· Progress bar added for deletion operations
· Remaining Files / Total Files added for deletion operations
· FilExile now properly asks for the Administrator rights it requires
· Additional UI bug fixes

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FilExile v1.42
February 6th, 2013
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· Bug fixes - removed some places where FilExile shouldn't be touching the registry anymore
· Added Shell Extension icon

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FilExile v1.41
January 14th, 2013
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· Bug fix - References to VBPowerPacks have been removed

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FilExile v1.4
October 21st, 2012
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· Added support for the following languages: Romanian, Italian, Spanish, French,
  Vietnamese, and German

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FilExile v1.35
May 17th, 2012
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· Settings - leaves the registry alone except for shell extension
· Settings - has own GUI that is easier to navigate, has all options
· Shell Extension can be enabled/disabled from settings
· Can "Add to PATH" from settings
· Single files names with spaces can now be deleted
· Different directory for logging can now be specified

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FilExile v1.32
February 23rd, 2012
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· Added Shell Extension (Context Menu) option during installation - allows user
  to delete any folder or file by right clicking and choosing, "Delete with FilExile"
· Drag and Drop functionality added
· Fixed an oversight with the command line parameters where the new single file
  deletion would not work if only a single file was passed

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FilExile v1.3
February 20th, 2012
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· Added the ability to delete individual files as well as directories
· Enabled support for multi-threading for Robocopy (faster deletion)
· Corrected an error with the VBscripts that add FilExile to the %PATH%
· All references to "C:" changed to environment variable %SYSTEMDRIVE%
· Errors in contacting the update server will no longer crash the application

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FilExile v1.28
December 12th, 2011
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· Added workaround for Robocopy.exe not being found
· Various improvements/bug-fixes

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FilExile v1.27
May 4th, 2011
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· Modified output settings
· JOB file support
· Robocopy.exe check

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FilExile v1.26
December 8th, 2010
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· Added support for command-line input/parameters

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FilExile v1.25
November 23rd, 2010
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· Cleaned up the code
· Optimization applied
· Added more advanced updating
· Users can now have FilExile check for updates on startup and automatically go
  to the download site when updates are found (options are saved in registry)
· Further GUI improvements

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FilExile v1.23
November 17th, 2010
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· Fixed issues with missing msvcr100.dll
· Added "logging" option
· Added ability to check for updates
· Changed interface
· Allowed for text input
· Hitting [ENTER] now same as clicking "Delete"

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FilExile v1.21
November 10th, 2010
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· Application was crashing when user didn't have certain library files, this has been fixed
· Installer added so user could easily add desktop/start menu shortcuts
· File size greatly reduced
· About popup added
· Link to online help added

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FilExile v1.2
November 1st, 2010
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· Now an easy to use GUI interface with built in security feature to prevent deletion of 
  important directories (can be disabled by going to Settings - Advanced Mode)

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FilExile v1.01b
October 28th, 2010
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· Made minor corrections to the execution order

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FilExile v1.0b
October 25th, 2010
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· Initial release

Source: README.txt, updated 2017-02-07 

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