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What are people saying about Folder Scout Standard

Thomas Duntze Hello all,
according to the policy tab, Folder Scout is free for one month. Where is the difference between that - quite unusual - offer and the 30 day trial from the publishers website?
Thomas
Apr 1 2012 at 10:01pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Thomas,

I am Paul Scout, from Folder Scout Labs. You are right, but it is just a little mistake. The promotion includes a fully functional licensed copy of Folder Scout Standard Edition. It is not a 1 month trial. I have already contacted BDJ staff to change this ASAP.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 2 2012 at 12:09am Copy Link
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DrTeeth One install per footprint is a problem. a) I multi boot and b) what happens if Windows throws a hissy fit and I have to reinstall? TBH, DRM stops me using even free programs.
Apr 2 2012 at 2:29am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi DrTeeth,

a) License is per computer. Multi boot is not a problem.
b) You can reinstall it. No problem. You only need to store your License Key in a safe place ;-)

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 2 2012 at 4:21am Copy Link
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DrTeeth Hi Paul,

Thanks for that. The policy on the right says 1 install per footprint though.

Can another file manager be used instead of windows explorer? I use Q-Dir, a four-pane freeware offering.
Apr 2 2012 at 7:54am Copy Link
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Dima Dima Cooll!!!!!
Apr 2 2012 at 8:11am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi again DrTeeth,

Yes, it is very simple. You can configure it under Options - Application Preferences - Applications - File Brower Application.

This allows many users to configure their preferred file manager (Xplorer2, Q-Dir, PowerDesk, Commander, etc.)

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 2 2012 at 8:14am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Welcome to Folder Scout !

The day officially starts at this moment. Hope you enjoy this tiny app.

Please, feel free to post if you have any comment or suggestion.

I will be happy to hear from you.

Paul Scout
Folder Scout Labs
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 2 2012 at 11:55pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi All,

What about a contest ? There will be a FREE Folder Scout Professional License for the user with highest number of folders cataloged using Folder Scout.

Personally I hold about 120,000 folders but I know about some users with over 200,000 folders.

Who wants to play ?

(Under Folder Scout, you can see your total number of cataloged folders in the ‘Catalog-Add/Refresh Drive Catalog’ window.)
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 12:01am Copy Link
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Leslie Milburn No problem getting the registration email BUT I cannot download the actual executable. I have tried using my normal browser Firefox and also IE8 but both just show a blank page but no download gets triggered. I also tried using the link in DownloadThemALL and it also fails.

Help !!!
Apr 3 2012 at 2:00am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Leslie,

Just checked download link and is working without problems:

https://rapidshare.com/fi...16.BDJ.exe

Once in download page, click DOWNLOAD button under 'Save File to .. Your Computer'
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 2:18am Copy Link
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_*_ Norton will not allow this download to remain on the hard drive; once downloaded it deletes the file and gives a warning.

I am unsure if it is due to so few downloads or that it is an .exe file.

Anyone else have this problem?
Apr 3 2012 at 3:34am Copy Link
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Rich Ackerson @M B For whatever its worth, I just tried downloading and had no problems. However I am not using Norton. ESet found no issues with the downloaded installer.
Apr 3 2012 at 4:05am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi MB,

I am not a Norton software expert but have been informed about similar behavior. See the note below:

" ... Symantec’s File Insight (SONAR) program was recently added to the Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security programs. SONAR automatically deletes or quarantines any program it believes may be malware... "

Please read carefully the warning message you have mentioned to have more info. Regarding Folder Scout, it has been in the market since 2007 and passed hundreds of anti-virus test without problems. See the report below as an example:

http://www.softpedia.com/...cout.shtml
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 4:06am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @MB,

Sorry, right link is here:

http://www.softpedia.com/...74615.html
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 4:09am Copy Link
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Leslie Milburn An Update: I tried the download again after an hour and that time the rapidshare page displayed and I was able to download the program. I am not sure what happened but I got it and that is what counts. Thanks.
Apr 3 2012 at 4:19am Copy Link
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No Name Is there somewhere that shows the difference between Professional and Standard editions? I looked all over your page to find it, but didn't see that listed.
Apr 3 2012 at 5:01am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Wraith,

Please find below a link for differences between STANDARD and PROFESSIONAL EDITION.

http://www.folderscout.co...ercial.htm

You can also find more details here:

http://www.folderscout.co...elease.htm
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 5:11am Copy Link
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Rich Ackerson Hi Paul,

I'll join in that contest. I picked up a copy of Folder Scout Pro recently (and I love it, by the way) and was planning to pick up another copy. I just cataloged my folders and the total shows as 166,767 folders. This is spanning the 10 drives on my workstation

I will be happy to email you a screenshot if you require proof.
Apr 3 2012 at 5:22am Copy Link
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Praveen Kumar Hi

It does not recognise folders named with one or two letters/numbers?
I have named my folder XL, 0, 1, 2 etc.... A crazy engineer I guess....
Apr 3 2012 at 5:37am Copy Link
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Rich Ackerson @Praveen. I just tried this with my Folder Scout Pro installation. I created the folders A, 1, A1, and 1A.

FS correctly recognized them all on my Win7 64bit system.

If you installed FS and then added the folders you may wish to refresh your catalog and try again.

Note, I am not affiliated with Scout Labs. Just a happy user.
Apr 3 2012 at 5:44am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Rick,

That's fantastic. Thanks. COMPETITION HAS JUST STARTED.

We have 18 hours left to have a winner.

Let's see..
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 5:58am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Praveen,

Rick is right. There is nothing special with folder names: " If Windows can see it, Folder Scout can see it "
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 6:00am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Rick Nelson,

Please have a look at my answer to wraith 808, two comments before yours.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 6:02am Copy Link
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Little Bear I originally took a look at the software when it was previously given away by another website

http://freebiebear.blogsp...ndard.html

For those who are interested. There are some screenshots, and a very brief review.
Apr 3 2012 at 6:08am Copy Link
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Paul Ting I try to download the Folder Scout installer from Rapidshare but it show "Download not available". What's going wrong?
Apr 3 2012 at 6:18am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Little Bear,

Thanks for the article in your blog.

As you can see, the new pricing (PROFESSIONAL from $29,95 to $19,95 PLUS Today 30% discount) makes it less crazy ;-)
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 6:20am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Paul Ting,

Just checked download link and is working without problems:

https://rapidshare.com/fi...16.BDJ.exe

Give it a try in a few seconds. Please, keep us informed.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 6:22am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Paul Ting,

Sorry, right link is this one:

https://rapidshare.com/fi...16.BDJ.exe
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 6:23am Copy Link
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David Gilmour Hi Paul,

Have you considered extending Folder Scout's functionality to make it a file scout as well?

While Windows 7's search function is much improved compared to previous versions of Windows, I still find it too resource intensive. I use Copernic Desktop Search for finding files based on content, but CDS is far too heavy and slow of a tool for a quick lookup and jump to a file location by filename. The best solution that I have found for locating files by name, which handles both local and network file locations, is the freeware application "Locate32," but it is no longer being actively developed. It still works though, and so I rely on it, at least until I find something better. My current Locate32 database reports 2,910,172 filenames and 660,821 foldernames indexed for my local system and on my networked file server. This index covers just a select set of folders that I need to be indexed. I'm a professional photographer, so the vast majority of these folders contain image files and data from photography projects completed over the last few years.

Based on my evaluation of Folder Scout Standard so far today, its interface is more attractive and informative than that of the applications that I have been using for quick file and folder locating, and I like how the application has been designed with the intent of helping to streamline common file handling tasks. If only it indexed file names too.

For the purposes of your contest today, when I have it index all of my local partitions (including system folders that I wouldn't normally index), Folder Scout reports 639,766 folders catalogued.

Cheers,

David
Apr 3 2012 at 7:16am Copy Link
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No Name I've tried for the past few hours... every time I try (and from different locations), I get:

Download not available
The following download is not available:
https://rapidshare.com/fi...16.BDJ.exe | 3.44 MB
Download parameters invalid - please try again later.

Thoughts?
Apr 3 2012 at 7:57am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi David Gilmour,

Thanks for you detailed message.

I am taking note of the scores. Being in 1st place is becoming harder and harder...

Regarding your question, I always wanted to keep Folder Scout simple and fast. I think these are two important characteristics. While keeping this two features, the right answer is: Yes, it is very probable in the near future to add file indexing function, as being suggested by many users.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 8:17am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Wraith 808,

Sorry for the inconvenience. By now, no other user reported this symptoms. I have clicked the link you have sent and works for me. Perhaps restarting Windows could help.

Please, email me at support@folderscout.com if the problem continues. I will send you the file directly from my PC.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 8:27am Copy Link
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Dumitru Mda Program complex-to find I use UltraSearch 1, 6, 1-simple freeware program.
Apr 3 2012 at 8:34am Copy Link
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Praveen Kumar Thanks Rick and Paul,
Let me be more clearer. In the Find Folder window, the one at the bottom with a check box for Whole words only, it looks like a minimum of 3 letters are required to locate a folder. Hence a folder like 0 or XL having only 2 letters is not being located.

May be I will rename to make it more understandable :) Yeah, I like Folder Scout Thanks!
Apr 3 2012 at 8:37am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Praveen,

You are welcome. Now it's absolutely clear.

By the way, you can modifiy this going to:

Options - Application Preferences - Find Folder - Number of chars to start search.

Default value is 3. Minimun value is 2. (1 would be crazy)
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 8:47am Copy Link
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Rick Nelson What's the difference between Folder Scout Standard and Professional? I couldn't find any information on that on your website.
Apr 3 2012 at 9:03am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Rick Nelson,

Please, find below a link for differences between STANDARD and PROFESSIONAL EDITION.

http://www.folderscout.co...ercial.htm

You can also find more details here:

http://www.folderscout.co...elease.htm
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 9:07am Copy Link
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DrTeeth Locate32 is THE best cataloguing software I have come across to date. I also have Copernic purchased from here.
Apr 3 2012 at 9:36am Copy Link
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Keyboard Cowboy I've waited for this offer.......and tried to buy the Pro version today for the $13.99. Unfortunately, the Bits site adds $6.99 to the price to cover "extended download" -- something I do NOT want to pay for. Usually, you can deselect it, but today I can't seem to get rid of it. Please let me know how I can get rid of the $6.99 "tax" on the sale.

Regards,

Bob
Apr 3 2012 at 10:57am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @ Bob

Believe me, I know, sometimes it's hard to spot these things -- in this case it's actually the tiny little trash can on the far right of the cart page :)

Best!

-r
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 3 2012 at 10:58am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Keyboard Cowboy,

As Roger have said, simply click on the little trash can in the Extended Download line, and the "tax" will go away.


Thanks Roger.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 11:14am Copy Link
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Keyboard Cowboy I feel silly.......I was looking for a box to uncheck. Thanks for the fast reply. I've purchased and installed it already.

Regards,

Bob
Apr 3 2012 at 11:40am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson Not a problem Bob :)
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 3 2012 at 11:40am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Kelly Major,

Sure there is some misunderstood here. As description says " Even if you do some housekeeping and change folder names, Folder Scout Standard will automatically track these changes and account for them in your next search!"

Folder Scout runs in the background an event driven multithreaded engine, working together with Windows internals to keep folder tree automatically updated as you create, modify or delete folders.

Both editions include the same engine and it is fully functional.

Scheduled auto-scan is used in conjunction with Network Remote catalogs on LAN environments, usually in the machine acting as Server. This allows fail-safe and faster updates in the server to allow every client machine retrieve the latest catalog.

No marketing here !
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 11:46am Copy Link
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Kelly Major Thank you for responding and correcting my understanding of the products features.

Obviously I missed the real-time updating in the standard edition in my product review. That being the case I offer my sincere apologies for my ignorant and misguided comments.

Fortunately I haven't uninstalled yet and now I won't be. I look forward to using the product and will pass along this generous offer to my colleagues.

Regards,
Kelly Major
Apr 3 2012 at 11:55am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Kelly Major,

Don't worry at all. Thanks a lot for your response.

Best Regards,

Paul Scout
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 12:11pm Copy Link
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Norma Monteza Downloaded and installed fine. Used it for a bit (seems like a good utility), but when I rebooted my system I get an error that says, "Failed to set data for 'Folder Scout'". Has anyone else had this problem?
Apr 3 2012 at 12:42pm Copy Link
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Tim Parsons I'm still waiting for the email with the license details -- and I ordered probably 10 hours ago. Is the registration server overwhelmed?
Apr 3 2012 at 12:56pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Norma Monteza,

Please, don’t hesitate contact me at support@folderscout.com. Sure we will find a fix for this. Please send more details about your OS version, etc.

A screen capture also helps a lot.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 1:18pm Copy Link
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Andy Johnson Whoa! A rapidshare link? Paul, this is really disappointing.. I'm having a dinosaur aged dial-up connection and rapidshare refuses to load in my network... Any chance you'll be able to upload it anywhere else? (Mediafire works okay for me, ususlly).
And, maybe I'm expecting too much, but will it be possible for you to extend the offer for another day or a few more hours.
Apr 3 2012 at 1:19pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Andy Johnson,

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please, email me at support@folderscout.com if the problem continues. I will send you the file directly from my PC.

Regarding your request to extend the promotion, this is the standard format in BDJ, so I can't do anything. Well, after all you still have more than 9 hours.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 2:30pm Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Tim Parsons, I've just sent you an email regarding your issue with the registration code. Could you please read it and let me know if the issue is now fixed?
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 3 2012 at 2:41pm Copy Link
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Tim Parsons @Constantin, thanks, I've had your email and your resend of the missing code, but the original emailed registration code is nowhere to be found. Have responded in more detail in email.
Apr 3 2012 at 3:21pm Copy Link
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Little Bear I can't come close to the folder numbers Paul Scout has on their computer! I only had 28000 files and thats it.
Apr 3 2012 at 3:25pm Copy Link
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Stephane M I thought I had more but I have 134,346 folders only...not bad but not enough ;-)
Apr 3 2012 at 3:37pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Little Bear, Stephane M

I guess David Gilmour is smiling, and we are all crying ;-)
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 3:42pm Copy Link
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Rick Nelson There seems to be no search field in the "recent folders" and "recent docs" tabs. Why? If the recent docs lists is very long, it would be convenient to locate a file in the same way one can locate a folder in the "Disk Tree" tab.
Apr 3 2012 at 5:48pm Copy Link
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Cheryl Tucker I'm having a problem I've not seen posted here. I get an error message "download parameters invalid". Can you help?
Apr 3 2012 at 5:48pm Copy Link
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ddalian I "purchased" the software about 3:00pm est and have yet to receive a license code in my email. Should it take this long or do I need to do something else?

Thanks.
Apr 3 2012 at 6:09pm Copy Link
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Little Bear Your license key details from BDJ should have displayed immediately when you purchased the program. The developer sent me a key too with the registration information in the form a receipt too . I would check your spam folder to see if it gets misplaced there as many emails about "receipts" get placed there for no apparent reason.
Apr 3 2012 at 7:44pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Rick Nelson,

Good point. To be considered for next releases.

Thanks.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 7:58pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Cheryl Tucker,

I have sent you an email with an alternative link to the file.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 8:06pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Duane Dalian,

BDJ staff is working in your issue. They will fix it ASAP.

Sorry the incovenience.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 8:09pm Copy Link
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Cheryl Tucker Downloading as I post. Thanks for the quick reply and alternative!
Apr 3 2012 at 8:39pm Copy Link
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Allan Winston I had the same problem as M B and Leslie Milburn caused by Norton being overly conservative about a download with few users
They call the threat "WS.Reputation.1". I circumvented the problem by using Norton Security History, double-clicking the item, and specifying that I wanted the EXE file to be restored from Quarrantine.
I was then able to double-click the file and install the software.
Apr 3 2012 at 8:48pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi David Gilmour,

CONGRATULATIONS !

You are a winner with 639,766 folders cataloged with Folder Scout.

(Still 30 minutes to close the competition but I am 99,99% sure you are the winner ;-)

Thanks to everybody for participating.

Please don’t forget send me your screen capture to give you your prize: Folder Scout Professional Edition for FREE.

Regards,

Paul Scout
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 3 2012 at 11:31pm Copy Link
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J S Why did you offer Giveawayoftheday users 60%OFF very recently for the Pro version and Bitsdujour users only get 30%OFF and when You did offer a deal on Bitsdujour for the Pro version some months back it was only 50%OFF
Apr 3 2012 at 11:50pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery Thanks. The fact that you can be the front-end to searching for Xplorer2, (and Q-Dir and others) makes this worth a real try out. In the long-run, if you do not have now, Total Commander (and xyplorer) would be very nice too.

Steven
Apr 3 2012 at 11:51pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @J S,

Well, all business are based on marketing campaigns, Spring Sale, Coupons and so on. They are many factors when setting a price...

On the other hand, don't forget we have new pricing since April 1st. During GOTD promo, Folder Scout Pro was at $29,95. Now it costs $19,95 for BDJ users. So it is 10$ less, PLUS 30% OFF.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 4 2012 at 12:09am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Thanks to everybody

The journey is almost over. It has been a hard day, but enjoyed a lot.

Due to the overwhelming response, I will extend 30% DISCOUNT for this week.

Please visit http://www.bitsdujour.com...r-scout-2/ for more info.

Both Standard and Professional editions with 30% OFF

I will be happy to hear from you for any comment or suggestion at supportfolderscout.com

Thanks again and Kind Regards,

Paul Scout
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 4 2012 at 12:15am Copy Link
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David Gilmour @Paul Scott,

Thank you very much! An email with the screen cap is on its way. Because I had initially overlooked an unmounted drive, the count in the screen cap is higher: 642,708 folders.

David
Apr 4 2012 at 2:26am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson Wow. That's a lot of folders David!!!

-r
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 4 2012 at 11:30am Copy Link
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David Gilmour It sure is, Roger!

A lot of those folders were created, not by me, but by applications that I use, and as such, they don't contain information that needs to be indexed with an application like Folder Scout, because they're only used by the application that created them. For example, some photograph collection browsing applications create caches for thumbnails and previews in a nested folder structure.

Adobe Lightroom is the worst offender. About 300,000, or around 50%, of the folders on my local drives were created by Lightroom for thumbnail and preview caches of my various Lightroom catalogues. I find LR to be an indispensable tool for image processing, but the mess of folders that it creates can obviously be a burden to the system and can choke applications that try to navigate them, such as backup applications. So to prevent problems, I routinely have to exclude these folder trees from being crawled by such applications.

If I were to subtract system-generated and application-generated folders from the count, and get down to just the folders that I create for my source materials, I STILL have a LOT of folders .. some would call it hoarding, but they just don't get it :-) .. and I have little doubt that I still would have easily won yesterday's contest. :-)
Apr 4 2012 at 12:11pm Copy Link
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Cheryl Tucker I'm having a problem with the registration code now. It doesn't let me check the "OK" button. What all has to be included in that? I sent in a post previously but it didn't get published. Don't have any idea why, it pertained to the reg. code also. Any help is appreciated and I realize that you've had a VERY busy day so take your time. Thanks!

Cheryl
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Cheryl Tucker Got it downloaded and installed, but now the Registration Code I received won't work. Do I have to use the brackets? Would it be possible to use "Copy & Paste" in this instance? Thanks for any help.
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unonymousq c @Paul Scout

Hi. I have some questions. If you cannot answer directly please provide some links about them. Have in mind that I have already searched a little at your site and the offline help but didn't make it. Also when I use the index section of the help and type a key word and press enter nothing happens.

a) Which version exactly is this (because I have 1.3.1 and maybe I shoudn't download)?
b) Can we use it as portable and how?
c) While the program scans a drive it shows the number of the folders increasing but as soon as it finishes I cannot find a way to see that number, thus right now I don't know how many folders I have. How can I do it?
Apr 4 2012 at 6:33pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Cheryl Tucker,

That's right. You should include the complete Reg Code, including brackets.

Don't hesitate contact me at support@folderscout.com if the problem continues.
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 5 2012 at 12:44am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @unonymousq c

a) The version for this deal is 1.3.1. The one day deal is now over so the download link no longer works. If yesterday you got your Registration Code and you need the file, please contact me at support@folderscout.com. I will send you the file directly from my PC.

b) Current version is not portable.I haven't tried it but perhaps some utilitites in the market could convert Folder Scout automatically to make it portable (google: portable app convert) . If you make it work successfully, please let us know.

c) Once in Folder Scout, you can see your total number of cataloged folders in the ‘Catalog-Add/Refresh Drive Catalog’ window.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Apr 5 2012 at 1:00am Copy Link
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unonymousq c @Paul Scout,
thank you.
Apr 8 2012 at 4:14pm Copy Link
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Terieron Terierski Great soft!Thank you very much!
Jun 13 2012 at 5:12am Copy Link
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Valou Joutar Not for files. Folders only. Find and Run Robot is better for this...
Jun 14 2012 at 6:14am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Million of users, million ways of working…

Which software is “the best” ? The one that saves you more time , makes you more productive and makes your life a little bit easier.

Is Folder Scout that program ? YOU have the answer. It depends on your working habits, the way you organize your stuff and other hundreds of factors.

Just try it. For a day, a week or whatever. It's Free ! (but please, read at least the ‘Quick Start’ from Folder Scout Help to get the most of it !)

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 14 2012 at 7:35am Copy Link
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Santista65 Cade o link p/ baixar..
é Trial.?
Jun 15 2012 at 8:29am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hello Everybody,

Welcome to Folder Scout !

The day officially starts at this moment. Hope you enjoy this tiny app.

Please, feel free to post if you have any comment or suggestion.

I will be happy to hear from you.


Paul Scout
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 12:07am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Let me go ahead with a common questions from users.

A comparison between Standard and Professional Editions can be found here:

http://www.folderscout.co...ercial.htm
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 2:15am Copy Link
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Wild Wizard Greetings Mr. Paul Scout !

Thanks For This Generous Offer :-) i Have 1 Machine That Has 9 HDA's For Total Of 12 TB Of Storage ( 7 External, 2 Internal) ...Will This Search Faster That The Explorer Search Where You Put In A Key Word ....
It Does Take a little While, But i Know It Doesn't Miss Anything, In The String I Put In.......

Your Thoughts Please ?? I Have About 2.4 Million Files, And 85,000+ Directories ( As Of Last Scan, Last Nite) Finding Folders Is Fine With Me As I Do not Really Have The Time To Name Individual Files....

I have A Ok Fast Machine..i7 920 Quad Core, 12 Gigs DDR3 Ram. Blah Blah Blah..

Thanks For Your Time And Offer !
Best Wishes
Blessings,
~~Wild Wizard~~
Jun 16 2012 at 3:27am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Wild Wizard,

Happy to know you are enjoying Folder Scout. I always like to hear users pushing Folder Scout to the limit. Thanks for your comments.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 4:32am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi All,

What about a contest ? There will be a FREE Folder Scout Professional License for the user with highest number of folders cataloged using Folder Scout.

Personally I hold about 120,000 folders but I know about some users with over 200,000 folders.

Who wants to play ?

(Under Folder Scout, you can see your total number of cataloged folders in the ‘Catalog-Add/Refresh Drive Catalog’ window.)
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 4:33am Copy Link
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Dennis Johnson I'll play. :p But I could play better if I was using Folder Scout Professional because I use my network for a lot of files. :(

But this version (Folder Scout Standard) lists 304234 folders.
Jun 16 2012 at 6:56am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Dennis,

Fantastic ! That's huge number folders. Thanks.
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 7:15am Copy Link
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Paul Scout COMPETITION HAS JUST STARTED.

We have 16 hours left to have a winner. Let's see...
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 7:16am Copy Link
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naveed Paul, very nice program, thank you. A few suggestions:

1. Down & Up arrow should be able to make selections from the searched results, without have to click Tab
2. Shortcuts to quickly select the first few results using either the number keys or the function keys - you will need to show the numbers next to the results
3. The ability to change the shortcuts in the results list for Explore, Command Prompt, etc
4. The ability to change the font size and colors - I'd really like to see a black background with white text

Keep up the great work
Jun 16 2012 at 8:46am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Naveed,

Thanks for the comments. User suggestions are always welcome. Will considerate them for next releases.

Regarding #4, Have you tried color scheme 'Silver Scout' ?. Not exactly what you want, but it is the most neutral color scheme and also has a very high contrast.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 9:32am Copy Link
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David H (Seattle) Suggestion: allow integration with dialog boxes in other apps, as does Listary, and you'd have a killer plug-in. Being a separate app limits the utility; Listary is integrated. Listary has limitations that Folder Scout gets around, so the combination would be awesome! I would buy FS Pro if this were added.
Jun 16 2012 at 10:33am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @David Hire,

Thanks for the suggestion. You are right. This is an important feature
requested by many users.

Definitely , It will be implemented in next releases.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 10:40am Copy Link
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DrTeeth Very handy app. The only minor issue that I have is that it seems to open full screen even if I select the option for it not too. Drove me nuts.
Jun 16 2012 at 11:06am Copy Link
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Chris Barrington I pasted the activation code from my email and the "OK" button will not activate. I even changed the key to my name and email address. What is wrong?W
Jun 16 2012 at 11:49am Copy Link
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big-red Been using Folder Scout since the last promo. I find my folders lightning fast, then send them to XYPlorer. Works well.

A minor niggle - when using the search box - Folder Scout remembers the last search entry, so have to clear / delete the box before entering another.

Maybe a clear search box button? Or an option to start with a empty entry box each time the window is maximised.

Paul, If there's already an easy way, please comment!
Jun 16 2012 at 12:41pm Copy Link
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Rhythmic @Wild Wizard, I think you'll want to try out Search Everything by Voidtools. It's made simply for searching files fast, so don't expect all the fancy bells & whistles that Folder Scout is offering.
Jun 16 2012 at 1:03pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Chris Barrington

Please, check you copy/paste the complete license code, including all brackets.

Don't hesitate contact me at support@folderscout.com if the problem continues.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 3:17pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @big-red ,

Going to Options - Application Preferences - Find Folder and unchecking 'Remember Search History' should solve the problem.

Don't forget to restart Folder Scout (File - Restart) to clear current search history.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 16 2012 at 3:21pm Copy Link
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J S Q1. If somebody paid the higher prices or a discounted price based on Your original $29.95 price per license (before you introduced you current pricing policy of $19.95): Are those people entitled - or have You considered offering, a free upgrade to version 2.x, OR, is the fact that those people paid a higher price for their Professional software license just ''tough luck''?

Q2. Have you considered offering a Family pack (allowing perhaps either 3 or 5 PC hardware footprints)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

* Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop, and Folder Scout Standard may be used at exactly the same time on each of them.
* Transfer of a license to another owned computer is allowed.
* Email license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint.

Q3. If - as the BdJ Policy box advises, a person is entitled to install this program (or the Pro version?) on both a Desktop and a Laptop then is the "... 1 installation per footprint. ..." correct or am I missing something in understanding it correctly?

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

This is a minor point but I cant see any mention in the BdJ Policy Section or the License Agreement mentioned in the BdJ Policy box [http://www.folderscout.co...eement.htm] advising about Your Minor Updates or Major Upgrades Policy.

Q4. Would you care to explain your Updates & Upgrades Policy?

I presume that You're selling a license that requires a Purchase for Upgrade (either at full or discounted price) to next version ie: v1.x to v2.x
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Dennis Johnson Hey Paul - It looks like no one else played the Folder Game. It's OK if you feel a winner should be a winner over someone else. Not that I'm arguing against giving me a license. I just don't have a problem if you don't want to (since you didn't really have time to spell out terms). Great software none-the-less!
Jun 18 2012 at 5:41am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Dennis Johnson,


You are a winner with 304,234 folders cataloged with Folder Scout. No excuses ! ;-)

CONGRATULATIONS !

Thanks for participating.

Please don’t forget send me your screen capture with total number of folders to give you your prize: Folder Scout Professional Edition for FREE.

Regards,

Paul Scout
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 18 2012 at 9:33am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Dennis Johnson,

Please, send it here:

support@folderscout.com

Thanks.
Folder Scout Labs - Jun 18 2012 at 9:35am Copy Link
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Dennis Johnson Thanks, Paul! Email sent. Looks like I thought a 1 was a 4 or something, because I only see 301,147 instead of the 304,234 I mentioned earlier. :)
Jun 18 2012 at 12:50pm Copy Link
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Rogerio Souza Very handy!
Congratulations to the developers!
Nov 15 2012 at 4:37am Copy Link
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Nelson Carvalho Hi,
Sorry my English.
- What is the difference between the standard version and professional version?
- The program works only in Windows Explorer or other programs like XYplorer?
Thank you.
Nelson Carvalho
Brasil
Nov 15 2012 at 6:25am Copy Link
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weze bukmaker Hogyan lehet letolteni ? :) nekem nem sikerult .
Nov 15 2012 at 10:46am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Nelson Carvalho,

- You can find a comparison between STANDARD and PROFESSIONAL editions here:
http://www.folderscout.co...ercial.htm

- Yes, it is very simple change Windows File Explorer with any other File Browser. Go to Options - Application Preferences - Applications - File Browser Application.

This allows many users to configure their preferred file manager (Xplorer2, Q-Dir, PowerDesk, Total Commander, etc.)

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 15 2012 at 11:18am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @weze bukmaker,

(Question: How to download? :) I could not.)

Well, this is an Upcoming Discount. As BDJ staff says: "Over the next few days we will be featuring, in no particular order..."

Please, ask BDJ staff for details.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 15 2012 at 11:22am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Rogerio Souza,

Happy to know you find Folder Scout useful in your everyday job. Thanks for your comments.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 15 2012 at 11:25am Copy Link
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Silat Paul will there be a discount for the pro version?
Nov 16 2012 at 4:02am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Silat,

Absolutely Yes: 50% OFF for Folder Scout Professional !

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 7:16am Copy Link
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Retired Engineer I run W7x64 Home on my PC (no network). I have three disk drives in my CPU case. There is a fair amount of filename duplication across these drives. Your "Network Drives Supported" feature is available only in "Folder Scout Professional."

Do I need Folder Scout Professional for multiple drives?

Can all drives be indexed together so I don't have to search each drive separately?
Nov 16 2012 at 7:41am Copy Link
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Ric 1. Is this an add-in to any file manager or is it a standalone product/file manager?

2. Does it work with XYplorer, PowerDeskPro, Directory Opus, etc.?

3. Is it portable?

4. Can I install on desktop and laptop with one license?
Nov 16 2012 at 7:58am Copy Link
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Nelson Carvalho Hi,
Can I use '*.doc' or '*.pdf' or Soft???.?* etc. to search files ?
Thank you.
Nelson Carvalho
Nov 16 2012 at 8:24am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Retired Engineer,

Folder Scout Standard works on multiple drives (Fixed or Removable) simultaneously and can index as many drives as you want. We have users with ten or more drives and over 600.000 folders !

If you also want to search in Network drives, you need Folder Scout Professional.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 8:34am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Retired Engineer,

Current version does not support regular expressions.

You can use special delimiter colon (:) as an AND condition for the terms that match in folder name. This allows easy search using two or more terms, no matter which order they appear inside the folder name.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 8:38am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Ric Mr.,

1. - Yes, its an add-in to any file manager. It allows many users to configure their preferred file manager (Xplorer2, Q-Dir, PowerDesk, Total Commander, etc.). To do this, simply go to Options - Application Preferences - Applications - File Browser Application.


2.- Current version is not portable. This is planned for Future versions.

3.- Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop, no problem.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 8:42am Copy Link
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Retired Engineer Does Folder Scout have a "Do Not Index" command of some sort which will let me tell it to NOT index selected folder subtrees?
Nov 16 2012 at 9:31am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Folder Scout is specialized in folder search, not file search, although you can define a File Search App in the same manner you define a File Browser, under Options - Application Preferences - Applications - File Search Application.

Future versions will include filters like '*.doc or *.pdf under Recent Files tab, as suggested by many users.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 9:39am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Retired Engineer,

You can exclude drive categories by group (Network, Removable or Fixed) and also any drive individually. I am sorry but current version indexes each drive completely so there is no way to exclude a certain folder.

Of course if several users find useful excluding custom selected folders it could be included in next releases.
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 9:44am Copy Link
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Retired Engineer It is looking more and more like I need FS Standard for my personal PC (home PC, no network). However I have two items in FS Pro I'd like more information about. What data do "Event Log File" and "Scheduled Autoscan" provide, and what can/should I do with it?
Nov 16 2012 at 10:01am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Retired Engineer,

Scheduled Autoscan is used in conjunction with Network Remote catalogs on LAN environments, usually in the machine acting as Server (Professional Edition can be installed in a LAN Server to achieve better performance). This allows fail-safe and faster updates in the server to allow every client machine retrieve the latest catalog.

Event Log File allows Administrators to inspect and monitor the behavior of Server, detecting warnings or errors during automated server scan proccess.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 10:35am Copy Link
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Mihály József Folder Scout
Nov 16 2012 at 10:39am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Retired Engineer,

(Continued)

In the case of Removable drives, Scheduled Autoscan could automatically re-scan drives at regular intervals, once they are connected to the PC, avoiding manual re-scan if they have been modified from another PC.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 16 2012 at 10:42am Copy Link
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Bruno Verschraegen @ Paul Scout.

I altready own Folder Scout Professional but will order two Standard copies now for my two team members.

Re: your reply on file filtering. The great strength of Folder Scout is exactly the fact that it specialises in Folder search conly, not files or file content. In most cases, just hit F7 and start typing the part of a name that you remember or that is most relevant for your folder search - and bang up come the folders you're looking for. Just great.

Re: the ability of excluding custom selected folders. That would actually be a super addition to Folder Scout.
Nov 16 2012 at 1:55pm Copy Link
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Danny Obtained Registration Code does not work!
Nov 18 2012 at 12:35am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Danny Thys,

Please confirm you downloaded Folder Scout install program from the link provided by Bits Du Jour and not trial version installer from Folder Scout web site. Functionality is 100% identical, but installer is tailored for BDJ.

Also check you copy/paste the complete license code, including all brackets.

If you still have difficulties, dont hesitate contact me again.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 12:49am Copy Link
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Danny @Paul Scout

Yes, it was successful via procedure described by you. Thank you very much!
Nov 18 2012 at 2:23am Copy Link
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Nov 18 2012 at 2:36am Copy Link
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Randall Schoonhoven Can network locations be added using UNC paths instead of mapped drives?
Nov 18 2012 at 4:04am Copy Link
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Matt Hi Paul.

Can you tell us your upgrade policy on the Pro version?

Thank you.
Nov 18 2012 at 4:41am Copy Link
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Amit I want to purchase the PRO but would like to know about the license policy -

"Folder Scout Professional is licensed per computer, and not per user.
Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop, but Folder Scout Professional may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them."

So means if I buy 1 license then being percomputer license - can we install on 1 own computer and 1 computer of another person in family - or both computers have to be of 1 person only ?

Need some clarification on this.

thanks.
Nov 18 2012 at 6:23am Copy Link
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Colleen User Hello, I just installed your folder scout standard.
can you please tell me how to change from windows explorer
to my browser is Mozilla Fire Fox.
Thank you.
Nov 18 2012 at 6:27am Copy Link
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Rodney A. Can you describe how this is different from the Find functionality built into Windows 7 (and 8, presumably)?

Thanks.
Nov 18 2012 at 6:27am Copy Link
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Amit Also, can Folderscout pro also be used as a FILE search tool ? - like an alternative to softwares like "everything" or like ?
Nov 18 2012 at 6:35am Copy Link
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mihai burdulea salve non poso sbloccare il programma Folder Scout standard come devo fare ,o aperto il programmo , sono entrato in help, e sono entrato in register folder scout ,o incolato il serial ma non si sblocca , chi mi po aiutareeeee
Nov 18 2012 at 7:30am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Randall Schoonhoven ,

Current version does not allows UNC paths. You should use mapped drives for that.

We have customers using mapped drives even for things like dropbox drives or similar.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 8:00am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @zee uptwis,

Basically, the price difference between Std and Pro is about 9,99$. There is no special price for ugrading from Std to Pro but we run almost quarterly 50% discount promotions for Professional edition.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 8:02am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Amit,

We try to make it as simple as possible: Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop. This applies to those cases where one home user (not for business user) owns two PC's at home and we consider that buying two licenses for this typical case is not necessary. If two persons are using two computers at different locations day after day, we are talking about two different licenses.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 8:12am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Colleen Goodluck,

I think that there are some misunderstood here: Folder Scout is more or less related with Windows File Explorer but not with Internet Explorer. There is nothing you can configure regarding Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 8:15am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @R. Atkins, @ Bruno Verschraegen

Windows 7 (and 8) built into Find functionality is a heavy resource consumption software engine aimed to scan file system and file content. In many cases, this engine can take almost 100% of your CPU and Memory depending on your system configuration.

Folder Scout is aimed for users that just want to jump on a known folder name but unknown folder path, with almost 0% CPU and system resources consumption.

As mentioned by user Bruno Verschraegen on previous comments: "The great strength of Folder Scout is exactly the fact that it specialises in Folder search only, not files or file content. In most cases, just hit F7 and start typing the part of a name that you remember or that is most relevant for your folder search - and bang up come the folders you're looking for. Just great. "

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 8:23am Copy Link
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Joseph Newell I've copied over the registration code but it did not work. The OK button is still grayed out.
Nov 18 2012 at 8:50am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Doc Newell - Could you please confirm that you have downloaded and installed the application from the receipt email you have received?
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 18 2012 at 9:35am Copy Link
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mihai burdulea I've copied over the registration code but it did not work. The OK button is still grayed out.
Nov 18 2012 at 10:08am Copy Link
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DiggerP @ Paul Scout,
Hi .Am I correct in understanding that since this is a special version
of FS Standard , that there will be no free updates available for it?

Thanks and also thanks for providing us today with the free version ;)
Nov 18 2012 at 11:36am Copy Link
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Rodney A. @Paul Scout:

Windows indexing is never even noticeable on my PC, let alone spiking the CPU to 100%. The way that you describe Folder Scout is the experience I have when I press WinKey - F and type in a folder name.

But thanks for responding.
Nov 18 2012 at 11:37am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Peter E,

FS Standard is free today and fully functional. Support is also provided for current subscriptions. As you mentioned, the only difference with a commercial license is about free updates policy.

Of course, this does not applies to Folder Scout Professional with 50% OFF today, that includes free updates.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 1:01pm Copy Link
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loving thesixties This may be great for XP users, but how is this better than the new improved search function Microsoft put in Windows 7? Seems to me that today's offer sounds a whole lot like what Win7 already has.
Nov 18 2012 at 1:25pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @loving thesixties,

Today there are dozens of file/folder search apps available, including File Search built into Windows itself (XP / 7 / etc).
Which software is “the best” ? The one that saves you more time , makes you more productive and makes your life a little bit easier. Many people find Folder Scout well suited for their everyday folder navigation routine or like Recent Folders & Recent Docs approach or find very useful the Export Utility or Favorites, etc.

Is Folder Scout your application? You have the answer. It depends on your working habits, the way you organize your stuff and other hundreds of factors.

Just try it. For a day, a week or whatever. It's Free today !

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 2:30pm Copy Link
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internet explorer How does this compare to enhanced search software like Everything? Do I need both or will just one of them suffice?
Nov 18 2012 at 5:22pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @internet explorer,

Regarding the search utility "everything" (Although I'm not an expert), one should be aware, that "everything" does not search files and folders on non-NTFS volumes, e.g. it would not find data at fat/fat32 formatted usb-sticks, sd-cards, mp3-players, harddisks, linux NAS sytems (Samba, etc) or network shared drives on LAN or WAN environments. That is, Everything exploits perfectly a "by design" intrinsic feature of a particular file system (NTFS) but does not works out of this scope.

Folder Scout works with any type of data storage, local or remote, Windows or Linux file servers, without any dependence on the file system itself.

Is Folder Scout your application? It depends on your working habits, the way you organize your stuff and other hundreds of factors.

Just try it. For a day, a week or whatever. It's Free today !

R,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 7:08pm Copy Link
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big-red Paul - I got your standard version on the last BDJ promo. I use it every day. To me the fact that it only searches folders is a benefit, helping to find folders VERY quickly without having to sort through thousands of individual files as well.

I'm purchasing the pro version, not because I need it, but to support your software. Cheers.
Nov 18 2012 at 7:31pm Copy Link
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internet explorer Thank you for the useful additional info; it really helps me see that it's better to get today's offer even though I already have Everything. I do have one more question however, namely, some people above say FSS only helps with folders, not files, but the blurb about it, also above, says: "Folder Scout Standard gives you instant access to any drive, folder, OR FILE on your computer" (emphasis added); so who is right, does it or does it not find files as well as folders?
Nov 18 2012 at 8:02pm Copy Link
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Watcher1924 Hi.
a) About this one installation we get to have, can we do it later or only during the promotion period?
b) Let's suppose we are going to scan a hard disk of 160 GB, practicly full. How much free space does the program need (except the programe folder) and where do these data files reside?
Nov 18 2012 at 8:12pm Copy Link
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Mary Little I ordered & rec'd Folder Scout Standard this evening. Got my confirmation order including the registration number. Before I got the registration number sent....I did a reboot.

Prior to the reboot, it was listed as 'trial version' in title bar & I had option of getting HELP - Register. SINCE the reboot, it now says ' Standard Version' -- but I cannot get a place to register the registration number.

HELP!!
Nov 18 2012 at 9:08pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @internet explorer,

Folder Scout is a folder search tool, although you can associate it with any file search tool. Folder Scout will launch it when you select 'Search Files in his folder', using right mouse button over any folder. By default, Windows Search is launched but users can configure any other file search engine, like Everything or others. Additionally, Recent Docs tab also helps you finding files.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 9:59pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Watcher1924

a) You get a valid license code so you can install the software at any time, during or after the promotion period.

b) Well, it depends on the number of folders you have on that 160 GB drive. An approximate figure could be a 4 MB index file per 100.000 folders. You can see this index file path for each drive going to 'Catalog - Add/Refresh Drive Catalog - Advanced Drive Info.

You can also see your total number of cataloged folders in the ‘Catalog-Add/Refresh Drive Catalog’ window.

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 10:11pm Copy Link
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Danny The date up to which or how long remains Folder Scout Professional 50% here on BDJ Deal available?
Nov 18 2012 at 10:16pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Danny Thys,

Today only !!

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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 18 2012 at 10:21pm Copy Link
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mihai burdulea I've copied over the registration code but it did not work. The OK button is still grayed out.what should I do to activate it???
Nov 19 2012 at 1:08am Copy Link
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Danny I have recently purchased a Listary. Is this Folder Scout then an unnecessary or a supplemental application?
Nov 19 2012 at 3:01am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Danny Thys,

Well, It depends on your working habits, the way you organize your stuff and other hundreds of factors.

Just try both apps for a day, a week or whatever and find which one improves your productivity ...


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Folder Scout Labs - Nov 19 2012 at 10:10am Copy Link
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DrTeeth Getting close to a year since the last update.
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Ernest Kennedy I purchased the pro edition in mid 2012 and can honestly say it is one of my favourite apps, I would advise anyone to get this deal, you won't regret it.
I have 4 partitions in my notebook laptop and well over 3 million files acroos all partitions and this app can give me almost instant access to any file on any partition irrespective of how deep the folder/file structure goes, really speaking the only delay experienced is it takes me longer to type even just a part of a file/folder name to search for and for me the program search speed is awesomely fast. Once you give it a drive to catalogue keep the program running in the system tray for quick access to any file/folder on the catalogued drives.
Good luck everyone and enjoy this awesome app.

BTW, I'm a fellow BDJ user and am not affiliated to the vendor of this app, I'm just a very satisfied customer.
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miscellaneous In case you miss out on this offer, I highly recommend you check out "Everything" at voidtools.com. Although the software if available for free, consider donating to the developer if you enjoy using the software. (No, I do not have any connections to the developer; I'm merely mentioning this in case you enjoy the software.)
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David Okunmuyide @Srikanth Nadindla the download and some other pages on voidtools.com are down.
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Paul Scout Hello Everybody,

I am Paul Scout, the person behind Folder Scout.

Hope you enjoy this tiny app.

Please, feel free to post if you have any comment or suggestion.

I will be happy to hear from you.
Folder Scout Labs - May 11 2013 at 11:53pm Copy Link
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Donald Baker Hi Paul is this compatible with Win 8 64bit.
Thanks
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Phred E Voidtools is working from here..
Hi Paul, Perhaps you could contrast this with '(Search) Everything'.
Everything does need administrative rights to operate, and I suspect your program doesn't - so, safer.
But in what context does Folder Scout work? Is it just a version of Win Explorer, or does it act as a more versatile Open or Save dialogue box, or in some other way?
Using a mouse in a GUI is an 'analogue' kind of operation: think through your arm, and your mouse pointer moves on-screen. But in Windows 8 the 'type anywhere' meme is only valuable to touch typists: think out through your fingertips and the result comes up on the screen. Your program seems to act in the same way - conscious typing.
For people who look at the keyboard, typing is a distraction. Unless typing is subconscious, typing letters is more of a nuisance than using your arm and fingers to making things work analoguely(?) on-screen with a mouse.
Am I interpreting your software correctly? Thx.
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Bob Hughes I "purchased" this and the product key does not work, and yes I copied and pasted the key exactly as instructed [your name]-[yourmailmail.com]=your license identifier] . The OK button remaims greyed out/disabled.

Please advise.

Thanks,
Bob
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Brian De Bragança 'The Fine Print' says to download the software immediately as it will "not be available after the promotion".

Does this mean it must also be installed and activated immediately (or at least before the end of the promotion)?

'The Fine Print' also says that only one installation per footprint (and, I presume, activation) is allowed. Does this mean that the software cannot be re-installed and/or re-activated after, say, a future OS crash or any time in the future?

Please clarify this.
May 12 2013 at 5:27am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Bob Hughes - I've just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 12 2013 at 5:48am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @ Donald Baker,

Folder Scout has been fully tested under Windows 7 for 32 & 64 bits editions, but only partially tested under Windows 8, initially without problems.

Will be very pleased if you could share with us any experience under Windows 8 32 and/or 64 bits edition.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 6:15am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Phred E,

Thanks for you detailed message. Yes, you are right: Folder Scout is based on conscious typing and I have made an special effort to avoid using the mouse .... Sorry ;-). It's just a tiny app to jump instantly to your folders.

Regarding the search utility "Everything" (Although I'm not an Everything expert), one should be aware, that "Everything" does not search files and folders on non-NTFS volumes, e.g. it would not find data at fat/fat32 formatted usb-sticks, sd-cards, mp3-players, harddisks, linux NAS sytems (Samba, etc) or network shared drives on LAN or WAN environments.

That is, Everything exploits perfectly a "by design" intrinsic feature of a particular file system (NTFS) but does not works out of this scope.

Folder Scout works with any type of data storage, local or remote, Windows or Linux file servers, without any dependence on the file system itself.

Is Folder Scout your application? It depends on your working habits, the way you organize your stuff and other hundreds of factors.

Just try it. For a day, a week or whatever. It's Free today !

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 6:32am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Bob Hughes

Although Constantin Florea, from BDJ staff, has already sent you an email, please don't forget you should include the complete Reg Code, including brackets.

Don't hesitate contact me at support@folderscout.com if the problem continues.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 6:34am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Brian De Bragança

Hi Brian,

Fortunately, you can install/reinstall this Folder Scout Standard promotion at any time without problem. You just need to store your License Key in a safe place ;-)

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 6:39am Copy Link
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Kenneth Bates Only after trying to load this program, i discovered that this is exactly the same as the version offered in November last year. Since setting up my Home LAN (2 PCs and a laptop) I had not used the program, so was unaware that it would not work over the network. However, I have now bought the PRO version and hope all goes well with the other machines. Thank you for a very clean presentation.
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MrZebulon Hello Paul,

just to clarify for me. On what is the search engine based on?
Is this an index database or an MFT search? Which cant't work over networt or other Filesystems than NTFS.
Many thanks
May 12 2013 at 8:14am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Roland Fischer,

Folder Scout search engine works with an index database, allowing searches over any media.

This includes NTFS volumes, FAT/FAT32 formatted usb-sticks, sd-cards, mp3-players, harddisks, linux NAS sytems (Samba, etc) and network shared drives on LAN or WAN environments.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 8:55am Copy Link
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Olivier Gebuhrer Bits du Jour came to me in some magical way ; no idea of how it came on my PC ; however in at least two circumstances I have to declare the extraordinary choice made here ; really this is an opportunity for extreme congratulations for the choices ; first is Directory Opus 10 which I highly recommend as replacement of Windows Explorer; true , Windows explorer has greatly improved since the first versions but Directory Opus is a Jewel ; believe me I tried others ; none is performing , nice to browse , quick as that one which allows a lot of features that other do also ore or less ; here no surprises no bugs no nothing ; perfect . Same is true of FolderScout ; I bought Pro version and really what it does is amazing ; My English is to poor and I will not try to elaborate but comparatively with the absurd search tool in windows this tool is extraordinary ; Only one remark: this tool is sophisticated ; for simple or elementary configurations it is of almost no use but for elaborate configs this is something !!!!!!!!!! best regards Fantastic job
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Brian De Bragança Further clarification needed:

'The Fine Print' says only one activation per footprint.

Does this mean that if you have a dual-boot setup - e.g. Win7 and Win8 - in two separate partitions on the same hard disk, you must have two separate licences or can you use the same licence for both if you don't also use a laptop?
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VLM Ernest Kennedy - Thank you, I find your comments most helpful. It is particularly encouraging to know that FS reaches all the way down a deep hierarchy and that its performance seems \unaffected by size.

Srikanth Nadindla - Are you suggesting Everything because you believe it is complementary to Folder Scout, or because you think one might use it as a free alternative to Folder Scout?

Paul Scout - I never realized that the name came from a person's name. Always something new. :) I am curious ... Can FS be set up to find ANY string in a name, or must it always start from top-of-name? Thanks!

Everyone - Does anyone have experience using both Listary and Folder Scout. My impression is that they overlap in functionality, but I wonder whether they might also be complementary in nature. I say the latter, because Listary works using shortcuts, whereas Folder Scout works using name snippets.
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Olivier Gebuhrer It DOES work over a network !!! It does everything aside to bring your breakfast in bedroom .... Regarding Double boot , it seems that Scout already answered that but I do not remember where I have Double boot and It should work but I did not try yet ; should work because the SAME machine aside from OS ; registration is probably through internet and you have only one Ip address right?
May 12 2013 at 10:26am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Brian De Bragança,

License is per computer. Multi boot is not a problem.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 11:25am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @VLM,

The search substring can be in any position inside the target folder name.

You can also use special delimiter colon (:) as an AND condition for the terms that match in folder name. This allows easy search using two or more substrings, no matter which order they appear inside the folder name.

Please, correct me if have not understood it right. An example could also help.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 11:31am Copy Link
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Mark Chiang Thanks for making this available on BDJ, I'll be trying it on my Win8 machine shortly.

If anyone else was wondering about the difference between the Standard and Pro version here is a link to the comparison chart:

http://www.folderscout.co...sions.html
May 12 2013 at 11:34am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Olivier Gebuhrer,

Thanks for your nice comments.

It will be very interesting if you give some details or examples using elaborated configs, in the case you want to share it with us.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 11:36am Copy Link
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DrTeeth @ VLM

Listary can work by bringing up a text box, either by using Win + S or by beginning to type with Windows explorer active. It also works with Q-Dir - my preferred file manager.
May 12 2013 at 11:51am Copy Link
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VLM Olivier Gebuhrer - Yes, thank you for the clarification. That does sound typical to me.
May 12 2013 at 12:16pm Copy Link
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DiggerP Just out of curiosity, what is the real "life span" of the BDJ 100% OFF version?

I "bought" this in Nov 2012 - same version - but although registered on the same day. each time I start FolderScout ,it says "30 day trial version expired.
I have to enter the reg code each time ,whether the program is exited or terminated via log-off or reboot.
in which case it makes it an extended trial version ,rather than a version that's unencumbered.

Appreciate a clarification on this. Thanks.
May 12 2013 at 12:17pm Copy Link
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VLM Paul Scout - You have understood it perfectly, thank you. The addition of the AND operator is helpful. Is there, perchance an OR and/or a NOT operator?

DrTeeth - Thank you!
May 12 2013 at 12:57pm Copy Link
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Olivier Gebuhrer To Paul Scout ; tomorrow I will give all details about that configuration
May 12 2013 at 1:37pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Peter Ekkerman,

Well, we have 2 or 3 one day 100% Off promotions per year, offering Folder Scout Standard Edition for free.

The behavior you are experiencing is completely abnormal.

Don't hesitate contact me at support@folderscout.com to find a solution to this issue.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 12 2013 at 2:07pm Copy Link
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DiggerP @ Paul Scout,

Thanks very much for your prompt answer.
I will contact support after the promotion since this is a busy time.

Alternatively ,I could get today's free version ,but then I'll have to wait
30 days to find out if it expires again ,despite being registered and activated.

Regards.
Peter.
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Elizabeth Bright I have a Win 7 Pro (x64) desktop, a MacBookPro (10.6?), a Buffalo NAS (multiple shares) and an older HP Home Server, which the Buffalo is ultimately replacing. I am very interested with the Pro version after looking at the v1.3 architecture imprvements. A few questions before though:
1) I understand that this software can't run on a Mac but if I can reach the MBP through my network can I have it indexed for search functionality?
2) Can the centralized 'server' index be stored on the NAS?
3) Can systems or USB drives be indexed if only attached intermittently? (Like old laptops, thumb drives, etc to help discover old files)
* If they are indexed while attached, would the information be saved/accessible when the device is offline for reference too?
4) I am assuming for all of this, it's just storing an index and not trying to store a copy of all the data 'offline' somewhere (a limit of Searching Network drives from a Mac), but can you please confirm this?
5) Can you delete/manipulate files within the program? (For deleting duplicates or moving data around perhaps)

Thank you!
Elizabeth
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Paul Scout @ Elizabeth Bright,

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for inaugurating this Folder Scout deal !

I will try to answer all your questions in order.

1) You are right. If you can see the MBP drive on your network, you can index and search it using Folder Scout.

2) In theory, any index file (it is a .XML file) could be stored in the NAS but the NAS can't run Folder Scout (Windows .exe). You will need a Windows PC to act as Folder Scout server to keep the index file updated. The typical scheme should be using a Windows PC that indexes any non Windows local or network drive (like NAS, Macs, Linux, etc).

3) You can use USB drives without any problem. Unfortunately, current release will not search on them when the device is offline. This feature has been requested by several user and will be included in next releases.

4) That's true. What Folder Scout stores is and index file per drive cataloged (an XML file, as mentioned before) . So (fortunately) Folder Scout only stores an index file, not all the data.

5) Folder Scout does not include this feature. File and Folder operations should be executed from Windows File Explorer or any other file manager. Folder Scout allows you to choose you favorite alternative file manager.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 22 2013 at 12:19pm Copy Link
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Ron What is your upgrade policy on the professional version?
Nov 23 2013 at 1:44am Copy Link
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Bruno Verschraegen Using FolderScout daily since one and a half years and very happy with it. Took me a while to aqcquire the reflex to simply hit F7 and tyoe in part of the folder name I was searching for but it is such a relief to be able to only search for folder names - and not having folders, files (and even content) all mixed together in search results.

One of the best uses for it is actually searching in IE Favorites. I have 2'120 folders in my favorites (with almost 33'000 favorites). They are rather well structured (as an event management company we rely much on web research and structured bookmarks) but wading through favorites from within IE can pe painstaking. Much faster to type F7 and a word you know has to be in the folder name. And once you have (quickly) accessed the right folder this way, you can still run a regular explorer search within the folder if needing help with finding the right file/favorite. Also great for restructuring your folders.

No-one serious about being productive on their computer should be without this programme. And no, I am not affiliated in any way to the developers or the company. Just a big fan.
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Paul Scout @ Ronald Vandergriff,

The proffesional version includes free updates for all 1.X versions.
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 23 2013 at 2:31am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @ Bruno Verschraegen,

Thanks for your comments ! Love to hear about happy users !
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 23 2013 at 2:32am Copy Link
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DrTeeth This is very nice software and very useful. Just a heads-up, it has not been updated since 16th June 2012.
Nov 23 2013 at 3:58am Copy Link
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Brian De Bragança @ Paul Scott,

The fine print says the software must be downloaded within the promotion period. What about installation?

Can it be installed into a dual-boot situation - e.g. Win 7 and Win 8 in different partitions on the same computer, same user or does the single-footprint installation preclude this?
Nov 23 2013 at 5:54am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Brian De Bragança

Hi Brian,

1) You can install and reinstall it at any time. No problem. You only need to store your License Key in a safe place ;-)

2) License is per computer. Multi boot is not a problem.

Hope this helps.
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 23 2013 at 6:07am Copy Link
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Kenneth Bates Downloaded and istalled without any problem. Used it to catalogue all my files (on 9 partitions, including two external drives). Found a lost database which had been bothering me since yesterday. Congratulations! I wish I had seen it yesterday!!
Nov 23 2013 at 6:39am Copy Link
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Magdi Atalla Folder Scout Standard
Purchased 11/23/2013 2:22:04 PM
Order Number rAtBex
what is lead time in receiving the Key code. Thank you
Nov 23 2013 at 6:50am Copy Link
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Mary Wilson Like the program and got the standard version which I do like and got it. It will take some time to understand the program, but my favorite part so far is the fact that all I have to do is hit F7 for it to come up. Although I do have a couple of questions. Will we get a activation key for this version as mine still says trial version. Going to the website, I looked and found a comparison of Professional and Standard and found that the only differences between Standard and Professional is Network drives supported, network remote catalogs, Even Log File and Scheduled Autscan. I am not worried about Network as I am on standalone. Could not find much informaiton on Event Log File and Scheduled AutoScan.
Nov 23 2013 at 12:40pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @ Mary Wilson,

Thanks for sharing with us your experience with Folder Scout !

Sometimes I believe that many users did not catch the F7 trick before uninstalling the program and forgetting it. Of course, having to click with the mouse two or three times for Folder Scout to come to front makes the application less attractive.

And now, let's go with the answers:

Scheduled Autoscan is used in conjunction with Network Remote catalogs on LAN environments, usually in the machine acting as Server (Professional Edition can be installed in a LAN Server to achieve better performance). This allows fail-safe and faster updates in the server to allow every client machine retrieve the latest folder catalog.

Event Log File allows Administrators to inspect and monitor the behavior of Server, detecting warnings or errors during automated server scan proccess.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 23 2013 at 1:10pm Copy Link
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David Vaughan What about support for Windows 8.1 64-bit?
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Mary Wilson Thank you for the informaiton. I was debating on whether to upgrade or not. It looks like most of the differences between standard and professional deal with the Network which I would not use due to not being on a network.
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ricoh flex It is quite fun.
I do have Locate32 already which can also find folders (& files) instantly.
Not bad at all.
Helps drill down to a set of folders according to your search criteria.

I would not need to have the Pro version. This is sufficient.
Nov 23 2013 at 9:08pm Copy Link
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Jiri Hroch It is very useful and good program. Thank you BDJ and P. Scout!
One question: in GENERAL OPTIONS - I don´t want always visible tray icon, but this option not working ( on my PC ) and tray icon always shows. Does anyone have the same "problem"? Thanx.
Nov 23 2013 at 11:11pm Copy Link
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Watcher1924 can we register it later?
Nov 23 2013 at 11:51pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Folder Scout Labs has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 24 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Regina De Leon I keep getting a report that this has malicious item for Comodo Cloud Scanner Alert.
.Heur.Suspicious@1

Would like to run the software but can not get past this. Any help would be much appreiciated.
Nov 24 2013 at 12:50am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Regina De Leon - Please notice the Virus Scan page from here:
http://www.bitsdujour.com...virus-scan
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 24 2013 at 12:55am Copy Link
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vb whitehead I have version 1.3 copyright 2012 from a previous offer. Is today's offer newer?
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joan collins @Jiri Hroch: I don´t know which OS you have but I think the setting of Windows "overrules" this option?!? Go to the settings of the taskbar and set the icon for this tool to shown on "never". I hope this helps...
Nov 24 2013 at 12:56am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @David Vaughan,

I have made little tests with Windows 8 / 8.1, without problems initially, but needs more testing. That's a top priority to be implemented on next release.
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 24 2013 at 1:10am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Watcher1924

You can install and reinstall it at any time. No problem. You only need to store your License Key in a safe place ;-)
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 24 2013 at 1:11am Copy Link
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David Vaughan Good to know about 8/8.1 testing. I purchased the Pro version.
Nov 24 2013 at 1:57am Copy Link
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D Rogers Nice program. Thanks Bits for offering it. Good to have clean results of folders only when you don't want search results overloaded with ico files, system files or other files in results lists that are not relevant and just make weeding through what you are looking for more cumbersome.
Nov 24 2013 at 4:12am Copy Link
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Kenneth Bates As reported above, I installed the PRO version yesterday but I am rather concerned about one of the license stipulations. My computer is configured as a multi-boot system and (as is my normal practise) I installed it on Vista (32x). I would, however, require to install it for Linux, Win 7 (32x and 64x) in addition. Would I be required to purchase extra licenses in order to do this?
Nov 24 2013 at 5:09am Copy Link
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Ralph Bressler Bought the professional version earlier this year. Found I didn't use it much and uninstalled. Changed to Windows 7 Home premium. Reinstalled due to this offer. Installed and cataloged fine. Problem is that when I use the program it "hangs" Windows Explorer about every other time I use it. Thought it was external drives but hung while going to a folder on the C drive. Any thoughts? I am about ready to uninstalled it again!
Nov 24 2013 at 5:14am Copy Link
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DrTeeth @ Kenneth Bates

The licence clearly says 'per computer'. It does not say 'per OS'. All my PCs multiboot and I have found only *one* software company where 'per computer' does not mean that (limits to 2 installs per PC).

That company features regularly on BdJ.
Nov 24 2013 at 10:21am Copy Link
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Martin Janda Downloaded the file but my Win Explorer says the file is corrupted. Attempted to redownload - 'Too many downloads from this link error' popped up. Tried to download a trial instal from the app's homepage and ended up with a 'Corrupted' mesage again. Giving up.
Nov 24 2013 at 10:27am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Martin Janda - I've just sent you an email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 24 2013 at 10:32am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Kenneth Bates

License is per computer. Multi boot is not a problem ;-)
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 24 2013 at 10:37am Copy Link
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Ralph Bressler @Paul Scout - Now that you're back would you please address my comment/question?
Nov 24 2013 at 11:36am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Ralph Bressler,

Sorry for the inconvenience. By now, no other user reported this symptoms.

Please, email me at support@folderscout.com with details about your Windows system.

Today is a busy day, but I will try to find a solution ASAP.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 24 2013 at 11:56am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @vb whitehead

Today's offer is version 1.3.2 Build 217 from 2012. Probably the same version you have.
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 24 2013 at 1:44pm Copy Link
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ron r Hello I purchased 2 licenses but I got one serial.
Is this correct? Can I use the serial on 2 computers?
Nov 24 2013 at 2:08pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @ron r

That's correct. Hope you enjoy the product.
Folder Scout Labs - Nov 24 2013 at 2:44pm Copy Link
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Jiri Hroch @joan collins Yes, of course, it is also a kind of solution. The question is why FolderScout does not make it automatically.Other programs do it without problems. Maybe my good, old, brave XP SP3 is sometimes tired and not doing his job 100% .... Thank you for your help!
Nov 24 2013 at 11:01pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hello Everyone,

I am Paul Scout, the person behind Folder Scout.

Hope you enjoy this tiny app.

Please, feel free to post if you have any comment or suggestion.

I will be happy to hear from you.


Paul Scout
Folder Scout Labs - May 24 2014 at 12:00am Copy Link
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Thomas Duntze Hello Paul,
as it is not mentioned at all, could you please confirm, that the program can be installed anytime - opposite to "today only".
Does it include different languages?
Thank you and thanks for this offer
Thomas
May 24 2014 at 3:08am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Thomas Duntze,

Hi Thomas,

1) You can install and reinstall it at any time. No problem. You only need to store your License Key in a safe place ;-)

2) Current version only includes English language.

Hope this helps.
Folder Scout Labs - May 24 2014 at 5:56am Copy Link
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_*_ Paul, what is the update/upgrade policy for the Folder Scout Professional ($9.97) version offered here today?

Thank you
May 24 2014 at 6:35am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @_*_

The Proffesional version (independently from promotion, discount, etc) includes free updates for all 1.X version.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 24 2014 at 7:39am Copy Link
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Peter Martin May I suggest usb version where you can use the program without installing and thus not using any of the computers resources ( at least not permanently) and where you can catalog files or folders from say 5 different computers and save then in the usb and find almost instantly which computer/s the file is found and maybe even tell the latest version
May 24 2014 at 8:04am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @ Peter Martin

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the comments. User suggestions are always welcome.

A Portable Edition for Folder Scout and Offline Folder Search both sound as good candidates to be implemented in next releases.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 24 2014 at 8:24am Copy Link
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SKY Hello Paul,
Looking at your comparison table, does it mean that with today's free offer (Standard), I will not be able to look up any of my data files (ie. 95% of all my data) in my external HDD? If true, which would render today's offer useless to me, can I upgrade to Pro, (after I install the Standard) for say. $5 ? :) Thank you for an affirmative reply.
Regards...

PS: I wont tell anyone, if you make it a one-time offer. :)
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Paul Scout @ Serhan K. Yasar,

Fortunately that's not the case ! Standard Edition works perfectly with USB External Drives. Professional Edition also includes support for NETWORK DRIVES (Shared Drives through LAN, WAN, Linux NAS, etc).

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 24 2014 at 10:21am Copy Link
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DrTeeth This is a very useful app on which development seems to have stopped. Last updated 16th June 2012. So "includes free updates for all 1.X version" is as much use as a chocolate fireguard. I paid for the pro version.

It has a confirmed (by the dev) bug that makes it very annoying for me to use - it will NOT remember its last window size or position, nor will it co-operate with a utility that I use to get Windows 7 to remember windows sizes and positions.
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CJCotter From a previous BitsDuJour offer, I currently have Version 1.3.2 build 217 from June 2012. What a great program! I have over 500GB of digital "stuff" on a SATA external storage drive. So much so, that I've lost all track of where everything is, in spite of my best efforts to organize it. Enter Folder Scout. All I have to do is enter part of a folder name that I think that it is, Folder Scout pulls up all of the folders where that can be found. Then I click on the link, and it takes me right there. Now I can't live without it.

Peter Martin, above, is concerned about Folder Scout "...not using any of the computers resources". It doesn't. It just sits there in the clock tray. Task manager shows a "00" CPU usage. The only time it uses computer resources is when you refresh Folder Scout's drive catalog, when you click on one of the folder links.

Hope this helps.
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DrTeeth @ CJCotter

I use 'Everything' for that. It's free and had a relatively recent burst of development.
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Paul Scout @DrTeeth,

You are right, but I am still here !!. Development hasn't stopped but certainly delayed. I have got twins two years ago - exactly on June 8th, 2012....

Apart from some known bugs (like "remember window size and position") and some others unknown ;-), the application runs smoothly and many people like it. Anyone can give it a try for free (like today), and use it. If it makes your life easier, just enjoy it !

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 24 2014 at 11:29am Copy Link
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DrTeeth @ Paul SCout

Congratulations on the twins. I can see your future - I have two teenagers. The window size/position thing makes 'Scout too annoying for me to use. Once it is fixed, I'm sure I will be a convert.
May 24 2014 at 1:06pm Copy Link
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Don Reed Been waiting 45 minutes for Reg. code.
May 24 2014 at 10:15pm Copy Link
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Maria Visser Password is not arriving .....
May 25 2014 at 2:02am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Don Reed and @Maria Visser - I have just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 25 2014 at 2:18am Copy Link
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Maria Visser Yes, I received it. But it does NOT look like [name] - [youremail.com] et cetera! That's why I was confused.
May 25 2014 at 2:26am Copy Link
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Nigel Blumenthal Hi Paul:

Just downloaded the free version, which looks very useful (although I have a suggestion for enhancement). However, what I'm looking for is a chart of the differences between Standard and Professional. Is there such a chart readily available?

Thanks,

Nigel
May 25 2014 at 6:47am Copy Link
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Paul Scout Hi Nigel,

http://www.folderscout.co...sions.html


Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 25 2014 at 7:01am Copy Link
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Nigel Blumenthal Thanks, Paul: Just a couple of questions - given that the free version already connects with my external hard drive, what's the difference between an external drive and a networked drive? Also (and this was the enhancement I had in mind) is it possible to name and save a catalogue? I use a laptop in two different locations, so I'd like to have one catalogue for the laptop, and one extra one for each of the NAS drives attached to the router in our two homes so that, if I'm in Location A, I can see whether I've got the directory I need to store files, or whether it only exists in Location B. The issue is that both NAS drives may or may not use the same drive letter (maybe Z: or Y:) but obviously there's no conflict since I'm only ever attached to one at a time. So having a catalogue for each location would be really useful.

Thanks,

Nigel
May 25 2014 at 7:27am Copy Link
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Keith Quarles Will this program work with Windows 8? That OS is not listed.
May 25 2014 at 9:19am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Nigel Blumenthal

Hi Nigel,

Q1) A Networked Drive usually resides on another PC or Server (Windows, Linux or any other) who shares its Local Drive through a Local Area Network. This environment is quite common in companies and recently is also becoming pupular in homes for users with several PCs, Multimedia Server, etc.

Q2) Yes, but this is managed automatically by Folder Scout internals, using XML files. In any case, if you want I can give you more details to check if what you want can be done. Please write me to support@folderscout.com to talk about this subject. Regarding dirve letters, this is not an issue considering Folder Scout internally manages disk drives by its Serial Number or IP Address.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 25 2014 at 11:47am Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Keith Quarles,

Hi Keith,

Folder Scout has been fully tested under Windows 7 for 32 & 64 bits editions, but only partially tested under Windows 8, initially without problems.

Will be very pleased if anyone could share with us any experience under Windows 8/Windows 8,1 32 and/or 64 bits editions.

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 25 2014 at 11:58am Copy Link
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Nigel Blumenthal Hi Paul:

I've gone ahead and purchased the Pro version and received a registration key, but the key doesn't seem to be working - the "OK" button is greyed out and the only option is to exit the registration screen. Can you help please/ Thanks, Nigel

PS: I'll be in touch with you over the support issue we discussed earlier. Thanks.
May 25 2014 at 5:10pm Copy Link
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Chandig Having the same problem as Nigel, OK button is grayed out.

Not able to copy/paste the key either. Pasting does not work. Tried to key in the registration code by hand.

Jerry
May 25 2014 at 8:24pm Copy Link
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Paul Scout @Nigel @Chandig,


Please confirm you downloaded Folder Scout install program from Folder Scout Web Site and not from link provided by Bits Du Jour. Functionality is 100% identical, but today installer is tailored for BDJ and does not accept Professional registration codes.

You cand download it here: http://www.folderscout.co...0Trial.htm

2. Once installed and running, Go to Folder Scout Main Menu -> Help -> Register, and paste your COMPLETE Registration Key.

3. Press OK button .. and enjoy !!!

Regards,
Folder Scout Labs - May 25 2014 at 10:31pm Copy Link
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