Talk:File Manager (Windows)

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Before COMMCTRL[edit]

No mention of the technology here. If you are overwhelmed by the technology, at least provide links for those who are more intelligent. Thank you.


'File Manager cannot run natively under Windows Vista.' Actually it can. Try copying COMMCTRL.DLL from Windows 98 System directory into the Windows Vista System directory. Then run Winfile from the Windoes 98 Windows folder. I am changing the sentence.

FYI: Not exactly...
FM from Win9x [95, 98 + Me] OSes is a 16-bit app, and is hooked into Win9x APIs, which are different from WinNTx OSes [NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 + 7] APIs. Also, does not support NTFS [by constraint for being part of Win9x OSes, which are not designed to support NTFS without a 3rd party tool (like Paragon's), but such tools use an incomplete implementation, and there are risks of file/folder loss]. The exe [winfile.exe] might run (in read-only mode perhaps), but file/folder operations will probably not work, or even freeze the OS, mostly because FM from Win9x (16-bit app) doesn't support long file names (LFNs), and trying to copy/move/rename files/folders will destroy them, and relationships within the OS [i.e. try to rename C:\Program Files (in 8.3 SFN: C:\PROGRA~1), see if your OS still functions ;-)].
Also, FM from 9x OSes may run only on the 32-bit (x86) 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 + 7 OSes, not on the 64-bit (x64) ones, because 64-bit Microsoft OSes do not support 16-bit apps natively (support layer has been removed by Microsoft). To execute 16-bit apps in a 64-bit Microsoft Windows OS, one needs a virtual machine (VM). ;-)
HTH [Hope This Helps]
MDGx 20:02, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

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Winfile STEP-UP add-on utility[edit]

No mention is made about this neat little add-on utility that was made by Appears to have been written in 1999 for Win NT 3.51, however their web site no longer mentions anything about it. "File Manager Step Up" will still run under Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista. It adds support for a right mouse-click pop-up menu, along with a few other special commands that even Explorer can not do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:25, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

BetacommandBot (talk) 21:12, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Actually, the FM Step-Up tools [both the Win9x (95, 98 + Me) + WinNTx (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 + 7) versions] are mentioned + linked at my FM pages, with full details here (WinNTx FM) + here (Win9x FM). My FM pages are linked from the Wikipedia FM page, please take a look (my domain's name is, in case you're wondering).
The FM installer I built for WinNTx OSes (using IEAK 6.0 SP3 = mentioned + linked at the Wikipedia IEAK page) actually has FM Step-Up (newest version available) bundled, so the INF (which I can provide if you like) automatically installs all necessary Step-Up files together with the FM files in Windows NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 + 7. ;-)
Careful there, FM Step-Up NT is only partially a 32-bit app, and therefore the 16-bit part of the code (16-bit DLL API) cannot (and therefore the entire app fails to) execute under 64-bit Windows OSes (x64): 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 + 7. This issue is also documented in my FMNT32 ReadMe guide.
FM Step-Up (16-bit) for Win9x OSes [95, 98 + Me] works properly with all FM 16-bit versions of these OSes.
HTH [Hope This Helps]
MDGx 07:55, 20 June 2011 (UTC)