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FileSeek as a portable app...?

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RoninV
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I downloaded the *zip version of FS today, and plan on adding it to my portable toolkit. Could I get some feedback (good/bad) from BFS Forum members, who have used it in this fashion, regarding its "portable" use?
Oct 6, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thank you for supporting FileSeek. The only issue with FileSeek is that it isn't completely portable. It keeps track of it's settings using the registry, instead of an external file. I hope this isn't an issue for your portable use.
Oct 6, 2009  • #2
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RoninV
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Thanks for clarifying. Is a true portable version on the table as a possibility?
Oct 9, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry, but this is currently not planned, as FileSeek uses the registry and changing this would require a large change in the application.
Oct 19, 2009  • #4
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RoninV
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Yes, it has been a long time since I opened this post, but I thought I would check back to see what was new with FileSeek. Though FileSeek is not truly portable, is it safe to say that is can be used from a memory stick. If I understand things correctly, FileSeek can be used from a memory stick, but all configuration/settings will be saved to the registry. Basically, every time the user executes FileSeek, the program will open (from a memory stick) as if it is being used for the first time. Right?
Jan 26, 2011  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You are correct, FileSeek can be run from a memory stick with no issues. The settings are stored in the registry, but the default settings are generally good enough for a quick search if that's what you need. I don't have any plans to move to file-based settings anytime soon, sorry.
Jan 26, 2011  • #6
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joe61
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Can you confirm that when fileseek is run from a usb stick that the only change to the host computer (the one getting searched) would be in the registry? Does it update the file dates on any of the files on the host computer?

Would the search strings for individual searches ever get saved to the registry?

thx,
Joe
Apr 22, 2012  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That's correct Joe. All settings for FileSeek are stored in the registry (in HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek), and FileSeek doesn't create any new configuration or temporary files when running.

The last used searches do get stored in the registry, in the following keys:

HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LastUsedFilesExclude
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LastUsedFilesInclude
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LastUsedPath
HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\FileSeek\LastUsedQuery

Thanks!
Apr 23, 2012  • #8
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