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Changes for v3.1.8.9210 RC 3 - v3.1.9.6070 Pre RC 4

  • Changes:
  • Templates for "File/Save Results" (see some example template file in templates directory)
  • It is possible to use keyboard shortcuts to open specifig tab in the settings dialog
  • It is possible to open context menu for parent folder (a new option for "Open context menu"-subaction). This is not yet assigned by default, so go to "View / Select details" or keyboard shortcut settings to assign it.
  • Slashes '/' given in directory names are replaces with back slashes '\' (e.g. "Named:" and "Look in:" fields and in parameters of locate.exe)
  • Added Stop button to the update tooltip
  • Added "Update title bar when executing search" option (Advanced settings) for instant searching
  • Added "Enable shell extension fix" option to Advanced settings. Can be tryed if unexpected crashes occur
  • Added new command line arguments for Locate32.exe: '-nf' clears "Named:" field, '-nt' sets "Type:" to "(no extension)" ('-t ""' can new be used to clear "Type" field), and '-P0', '-P1', ... can be used to choose 'Everywhere' in 'Look in' (see the help file for more information).
  • New icons (thanks to rolloLG) and loading some icons from shell32.dll and imageres.dll
  • Fixed: "Open Containing folder" and "Special"-menu were missing in simple File MenuCommand
  • Fixed: problem with filesizes over 4GB in minimum/maximum when bytes are used
  • Fixed: Up and Down buttons in Save Results
  • Fixed: "Add Folder" button in database options allows now to specify computers
  • Fixed: error related to PCRE and UTF8 when searching folder names
  • Fixed: date format errors
  • Maybe some other fixes and changes

Changes for v3.1.8.8030 RC2 - v3.1.8.9210 RC 3

  • Options menu renamed to Tools and "Delete Private data" feature added
  • Added a notification message when language is changed, language settings tab shows version for translations
  • Stop button enabled with search while typing
  • Preliminary support for template files in "Save Results" (see templates directory)
  • Improved error messages in status bar (including "Search while typing")
  • Fixed: when Avant Browser is used as Web Browser, "Open" in context menu do nothing
  • Fixed: may work with Windows 98 and NT 4
  • Fixed: renaming failed with unicode files
  • Fixed (locate.exe): '-p' argument allows now '..' in directory name

Changes for v3.1.8.7200 RC 1 - v3.1.8.8030 RC2

  • Added a command line argument "-V" to select list view move
  • Added possiblity temporally use selected databases with "Find using databases" (not only one time)
  • "Copy MD5 sums to clipboard" added to Special menu (under File)
  • Fixed: if comma or semicolor was given in Extensions field, programs was hanged/crashed
  • Fixed: command line argument "-U" caused program to crash
  • Fixed: incorrect icons were shown for drives
  • If directry contains an exe file and subdirectory wiht the same name, the exe file was executed when directory was double-clicked

Changes for v3.1.8.6150 Beta Fix 2 - v3.1.8.7200 RC 1

  • Wildcards * and ? are allowed in extensions
  • Possible to save results using Unicode (UTF-16) or UTF-8 character sets
  • If several directories are given in "Look In:" (or the given directory contains ';'), selecting directory using Browse button won't replace the directories in "Look In:" but adds the selected directory to end
  • For the command in "Use another program to open directories", %f added to mean the selected file (e.g., can be used with Total Commander so that the selected file is also selected in TC when "Open containing folder" is chosen.
  • New option "Prevent moving tooltips (use if tooltips steal focus)" in Advanced settings (see the help file for meaning)
  • Fixed: searches failed if file name has uppercase characters
  • Some other minor improvements and fixes (error messages, ...)

Changes for v3.1.8.5260 Beta - v3.1.8.6150 Beta

  • Possible to use minus '-' in "Extensions:" and "Look In:" fields to exclude extensions and directories in searches (e.g. "-tmp -log" and "-C:\Temp")
  • Possible to sort files in the results list such that digits in file names are considered as numbers (natural ordering). Ordering method can be changed in Advanced settings (natural ordering is default from now on)
  • Possible to search option in Advanced settings
  • Extension column for the results list
  • "Drive or directory "XXX' is unavailable ..." error message asks if you want to remove the directory from database settings so that it won't be used in future searches
  • Fixed: if directories had similar names, files in some directories of these directories may have not been not returned

Changes for v3.1.8.4270 Beta - v3.1.8.5260 Beta

  • New options in database settings -> Advanced: "Exclude only the content of directory (directory itself will be included)"
  • Close button for the update status toolip
  • Improvements to the help file: options in keyboard shortcuts and Select details dialog
  • Added new "variables" (like %f and %e) for "Execute Command" action
  • Some bug fixes

Changes for v3.1.8.3260 Beta - v3.1.8.4270 Beta

  • New options in Advanced settings: "Simple File menu (no shell context menu items)" (Miscellaneous settings) and "Search if field is changed by command line or by shell menu" (Search as you type).
  • Fixed: problems with keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed: typing unicode characters
  • Fixed: when Locate32 is set to execute a file when it's clicked, drag and dropping also opened the dropped file
  • Some other fixes

Changes for v3.1.8.3220 Beta - v3.1.8.3260 Beta

  • New features:
  • Thumbnails: the results list has two new modes "Large Icons" and "Extra Large Icons" (previous "Large Icons" mode has been renamed to "Medium Icons"). These modes shown images as a thumbnails. Thumbnails are also shown in "Medium Icons" mode if "Show thumbnails also in "Medium Icons" mode" option in Advanced settins is enabled. The sizes of "Large Icons" and "Extra Large Icons" modes can be changed in Advanced settings.
  • Possible to choose AND mode for default ("Use AND mode as a default" option in Advanced settings). Use | to switch back to OR mode (e.g. "cat|dog")
  • An option for scheduled updates: "Delay in seconds before starting updates at startup:"
  • Fixed:
  • change color and change font buttons work again, so does Help button in the Database options dialog.

Changes for v3.1.8.3090 Beta - v3.1.8.3220 Beta

  • Fixed: incompatibility issue with SuperCopier2
  • Fixed: Alt+N and Alt+T also added 'N' and 'T' to "Named:" and "Type:" field
  • Fixed: track file system changes (for the results list) will skip ntuser.dat.log file (reduced significantly CPU usage )
  • Fixed: the dialog icon was not visible always
  • Changed: update status tooltip will show mapped name (if given)

Changes for v3.1.8.2240a Beta - v3.1.8.3090 Beta

  • This version contains support for Windows search: protocol in Vista SP1. This makes possible to specify Locate32 as a default desktop application in "Default Programs" (see README.txt in regs folder). Some new options are also added to the Advanced settings.

Changes for v3.1.8.2240 Beta - v3.1.8.2240a Beta

  • "this version may crash if tooltips are turned off. To get a fix, download the above package again. The version for the fix is (see About dialog)."

Changes for v3.1.8.2160 Beta - v3.1.8.2240 Beta

  • Support for junctions and symbolic links. Junctions and symbolic links referring to directories are not scanned by default (use "&Scan directories which are junctions or symbolic links" option in database settings to scan such directories).
  • New option in Advanced settings: "Avoid to access files when reading icons". If this option is enabled, icons are created based on given file extension and attributes instead of reading actual file. Icons are also read this way if "Disable updating (file information from database)" is chosen (even if "Use Simple icons" is not used).
  • New options to "Pressed when:" list in the keyboard shortcuts: ""Find as you type" is active" and ""Find as you type" is not active".
  • Some fixes

Changes for v3.0.8.01200 - v3.1.8.2160 Beta

  • A new feature is "searching while typing". To use this feature, enable "Enable search while typing" option in Advanced settings. An another new feature is to possible to use %locatedir% in database file names (points to the Locate32's diretory).

Changes for v3.0.7.12310 (update) - v3.0.8.01200

  • Added "Last update" column to Databases tab in the settings dialog
  • When Locate32 is searching file at the same time when a database file is going to be written, writing is delayed until searching is done.
  • The range for "Locate dialog transparency" and "Transparency" (tooltips) is now 0-100.
  • Fixed: "searching in file" text when ANSI codepage is used in databases.
  • Fixed: Locate32 dialog hanged when first line in lookin field is UNC path to offline server
  • Fixed: freezing when "Find now" is pressed at the same time when database is written

Changes for v3.0.7.12260 (update) Beta - v3.0.7.12310 (update)

  • The version contains fixes to prevent crashing in certain situations.

Changes for v3.0.7.12160 (update) - v3.0.7.12260 (update) Beta

  • The help file: corrected typographical errors, new content and ther improvements
  • Fixed: updating result list items was suddenly stopped
  • Fixed: lots of ???? marks in translations using cyrillic or other similar alphabets

Changes for v3.0.7.11250 (update) - v3.0.7.12160 (update)

  • A new feature is "Include files pattern" option in Advanced databases settings databases. Several errors are also fixed (such as locate.exe).

Changes for v3.0.7.11040 - v3.0.7.11250 (update)

  • A "daily" update is realeased including "Include files pattern" option for databases (which have opposite effect to "Exclude files" feature) and couple of bug fixes.

Changes for v3.0.7.8190 - v3.0.7.11040

  • Fixed: some command line arguments for Locate32 didn't work
  • Changed: renaming files using Windows style renaming is now cancelled if whole name is removed

Changes for v3.0.7.6170 - v3.0.7.8190

  • Fixed: When result files are executed, Locate uses the directory in which the file is as the directory directory
  • Fixed: excluded file pattern (in database settigs) takes into account files files

Changes for v3.0.7.6030 - v3.0.7.6170

  • Includes couple of files and improvements to the Help file.

Changes for v3.0.7.5270 - v3.0.7.6030

  • This version brings improvements to help system and fixes About box. In addition, compressed and encrypted attributes are shown in Attributes column.

Changes for v3.0.7.4220 - v3.0.7.5270

  • Preliminary help file
  • Logical operations + (specified string must exists in filenames) and - (specified string must not exists in filenames). Note that you should enable "Allow logical operations (+ and -)" option in Advanced settings
  • Fixed: export database setting to a database didn't work with databases which uses unicode charset. Furthermore, this feature also copies the content of database

Changes for v3.0.7.4090 - v3.0.7.4220

  • Sorting improved, an option for not reading information from files while sorting (except that information which cannot be found from database)
  • A new option: "Do not resolve icon for local drives"

Changes for v3.0.7.3250 - v3.0.7.4090

  • Default database location changed! Now databases are, by default, in X:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Locate32
  • Fixed: update tooltip location with multiple monitors
  • Fixed: dates were not shown corretly in Autoupdate list
  • Some other fixes

Changes for v3.0.7.3250 - v3.0.7.4090

  • Default database location changed! Now databases are, by default, in X:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Locate32
  • Fixed: update tooltip location with multiple monitors
  • Fixed: dates were not shown corretly in Autoupdate list
  • Some other fixes

Changes for v3.0.7.3250 - v3.0.7.4090

  • Default database location changed! Now databases are, by default, in X:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Locate32
  • Fixed: update tooltip location with multiple monitors
  • Fixed: dates were not shown corretly in Autoupdate list
  • Some other fixes

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