Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

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rhinbc
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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#31 Post by rhinbc » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:34 pm

I tried to lock a file with CHKUNIN, and it didn't...
What I did...
1 - Run regshot Shot1.
2 - Add a folder and file to C:
3 - Run regshot Shot2/Compare.
4 - Run CHKUNIN to see changes and leave it running.
5 - Rename the added file.
6 - delete the added file.
7 - delete the added folder.
I did not get any file is locked messages.
How is this happening to you?

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#32 Post by Midas » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:19 am

Don't have a ready answer so I'll try to document the issue better when it happens next... :?

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#33 Post by rhinbc » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:54 pm

I finally did it... I put the code for my Program Installation Monitor on Sourceforge.
So if any of you want to make it better (like for a 4k monitor) go for it.
I would appreciate it if you let me know if you modify it at bitron@islandnet.com.
You can (hopefully) download it at...
https://sourceforge.net/projects/progra ... p/download

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#34 Post by Midas » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:18 am

Gotcha! :)

While testing Therapods HWF (viewtopic.php?t=24309), I was informed by ChkUnin it created a settings folder at '%ProgramData%\Theropods' ('%ProgramData%' is Windows 7 equivalent of the former 'C:\Users\All Users\').

After closing HWF, I tried to delete '%ProgramData%\Theropods' and failed every time. Until I closed ChkUnin, that is, which Unlocker (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1658) confirmed was keeping a lock on the folder.

There, mystery solved... 8)

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#35 Post by rhinbc » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:53 am

Hi Midas...
I'm glad you figured it out... and I have no idea why Chkunin was locking it.
Was it Chkunin, or HWF that created the locked file?
Chkunin should only create the.BAT and .REG files...

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Re: Primo (PRogram Installation MOnitor, a Regshot fork)

#36 Post by Midas » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:56 pm

That folder, with a sub-folder containing a 'settings.conf' file was created by HWF. That's what makes this situation so puzzling and hard to pinpoint. I guess ChkUnin is locking it when it finds it's one of the filesystem changes it should keep tabs on -- there were in fact 4 simultaneous locks, still according to Unlocker...

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