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19 Mar 2011   #1481
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Xnconvert

Good image converter software;

Downloads | XnConvert

<http://www.xnconvert.com/downloads>

Regards....Mike Connor


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20 Mar 2011   #1482
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 
FileNotes Windows Tagger

FileNotes Windows Tagger
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Size:  4.8 KBYou right click on any file and select “File notes”. Notepad opens up a file with “.notes” extension. You write inside any notes that you wish to remember for example “nice background” and then you save the file. The .notes file is saved in the same directory.


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21 Mar 2011   #1483
wkt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I tried the filenotes ( Tagger ) program immediately as I look for some time to tag somehow my ( very many ) .exe files.

But on my system the program doesn't work smoothly with .exe files.

It may somehow depend on the rights which are established on the directory
the .exe file is in. I found that if I give complete access to a user called
"Jeder" ( in german ) - means "Everybody" then the .notes file is created.

Otherwise on saving a .txt file is given in the file dialog, no .notes file and
also in a directory different from the one the .exe is in. Very mysterious !

Any suggestion ?
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21 Mar 2011   #1484
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Run as administrator.





See also; http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topi...light=downnote

(Existiert auch in Deutsch; http://de.autohotkey.com/ )

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1485
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Is it possible to disable the user account control notification for just the FileNotes Windows Tagger and still run this program as an administrator?
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21 Mar 2011   #1486
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Is it possible to disable the user account control notification for just the FileNotes Windows Tagger and still run this program as an administrator?

If you are the only user on your computer and you know what you are doing, then just turn User Account Control off. If you are not sure, then you shouldn't turn it off.

As far as I know it is not possible to turn it off for one specified program. Bit pointless as well, running as administrator effectively bypasses UAC.

If you set the program to run as an administrator, and you are an administrator, then you don't need to do anything else.

Be careful when allowing programs to run with administrator rights, only do it for programs you know and trust. Don't just give any software you downloaded such rights without carefully checking it. If you bypass security mechanisms without due care then you WILL come to grief, it is merely a matter of time.......

This particular program "Filenotes" manipulates the registry in order to be able to work. Programs that do that can be dangerous.

These are the registry files it loads/changes, you can look at these with a text editor like notepad etc.;

Code:
REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\filenotes]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes]
Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\filenotes]
@="File notes"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\filenotes\command]
@="C:\\filenotes\\filenotes.exe %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\filenotes\\filenotes.ico"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\filenotes\\filenotes.exe\"  /openassociated \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\PersistentHandler]
@="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\filenotes]
@="File notes"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\filenotes\command]
@="C:\\filenotes\\filenotes.exe %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\filenotes\\filenotes.ico,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\filenotes\\filenotes.exe\" \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.notes\PersistentHandler]
@="{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex]
"FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions"=dword:00000001
The other files in the archive are;



Installation Instructions from; http://geoland.org/2007/01/filenotes-windows-tagger/

Installing FileNotes
  1. Download the zip archive
  2. Unzip the contents in the C drive (alternativelly drag the filenotes dir to the C: drive)
  3. double click on the notes_open_associated_file.reg file and press confirm the registry addition (press yes on the confirmation box that appears – this confirm that its OK to add the information on the registry)
  4. that’s it
Unistalling FileNotes
  1. double click on the clean_registry.reg file and confirm the registry addition
  2. erase the filenotes folder with all the contents
Known issues
  • If windows search does not appear to search within the .notes files you can double click the winXP_fix_Run_if_search_cannot_see_inside_notes.reg file and confirm the registry addition. Look at the microsoft knowledge base for more info.
The relevant files must be in C:\root or this wont run at all.

It wont do any damage, it just wont work.

Programs which require you to install to the root and also to manipulate the registry are generally inadvisable, and I am also generally wary of programs which have bad spelling and similar sloppy errors in them. This is not a good recommendation for the programmer.

On no account should you try to alter your default programs!!! To try and make this work.

If you install it correctly it does work.

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1487
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I ran this program on three different machines. It works, but it seems to be rather flaky. In a number of cases it hung the machine requiring a forced log off.

Just for info.

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1488
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
I ran this program on three different machines. It works, but it seems to be rather flaky. In a number of cases it hung the machine requiring a forced log off.

Just for info.

Regards....Mike Connor
Did it work well consistently on any one machine?
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21 Mar 2011   #1489
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
I ran this program on three different machines. It works, but it seems to be rather flaky. In a number of cases it hung the machine requiring a forced log off.

Just for info.

Regards....Mike Connor
Did it work well consistently on any one machine?
It works fine as long as no resident program tries to do anything. If you try to take a screen shot, or swap a desktop or anything like that while it is running, it hangs the machine.



For most normal purposes it should be OK.

Regards....Mike Connor
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21 Mar 2011   #1490
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polycue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
I ran this program on three different machines. It works, but it seems to be rather flaky. In a number of cases it hung the machine requiring a forced log off.

Just for info.

Regards....Mike Connor
Did it work well consistently on any one machine?
It works fine as long as no resident program tries to do anything. If you try to take a screen shot, or swap a desktop or anything like that while it is running, it hangs the machine.For most normal purposes it should be OK.

Regards....Mike Connor
Works OK for me (W7 64bit) doing a screen shot.
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