RISCOS on PC and maintenance

RISCOS on PC and maintenance

Post by druc » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 04:45:07



Yes this a major headache in Windows that affects me all the time, if I
try to back up projects with them still open in the development environment.
All versions of Windows from 95 onwards just cancel the entire copy, and
because the copy occurs in the underlying directory order which is never
shown, its not possible to start the copy off again from where it stopped.
Great fun when it involves copying 15,000 files totalling 1.5GB over a
network.

Ironcially the file manager that came with Windows 3.1 was far superior, and
offer the ability to skip any problem files as RISC OS does. And people
accuse me for being rabidly anti-windows when I say it just gets worse with
each version.

Follow ups set to csa.advocacy.

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Post by Jess » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 05:09:52

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Xcopy is your friend. It has a carry on after failed copy option.


Do you remember the time zone setting? In the original windows 95 you
could click on the map to set the zone, this was broken in the first
major update and has never worked since, as far as I'm aware.

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Post by Dave Higto » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 05:56:09

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Last time I used xcopy (admittedly a *long* time ago!) it didn't do
long file names - everything was copied with just the 8.3 versions of
the names. I take it that limitation has been fixed?

Dave
 
 
 

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Post by Lionel Smi » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 06:14:48

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I have recently backed up an XP installation to an external drive
(Maxtor) and noted that the log contained errors relating to time
stamping. Many of these, but not all, were with Norton AV. This log could
point to files which are constantly being updated for some reason
presumeably whilst Windows is carrying out disc management housekeeping.

Lionel

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Post by Greg » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 06:21:25

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WINFILE.EXE still works with XP (provided you ignore the warning) giving
*direct* disc access.

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Post by druc » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 08:42:29


Similarly, we suspect Norton (Symantec now) AV was checking every file as it
was being written, because Visual Studio kept complaining it couldn't save
source files as they were in use, a retry would normally work. Except if it
occured when shutting down Class Wizard, if it couldn't save a header file,
it deleted it instead, which was great fun on the initial revision before it
had been checked in to source safe.

However even after setting Norton to ignore the projects directory it still
occurred, but I've never had this problem on a Win2K machine that wasn't
running Norton.

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Post by Jess » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 06:25:30

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The limitation only applies to MSDOS mode, in a DOS box it does long
names.

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