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Re: Syncing data between multiple hard drives

5 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

We investigated the issue, and there seems to have been a change in the development environment used to build NetWorx. Older development environment that produced version 5.5.5 was okay, but the newer environment that produced the current version changed the way things work. We have fixed the issue, and will include the fix in the next update of NetWorx.

Re: Syncing data between multiple hard drives

5 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

What is the exact version number of the older version you are using?

Re: Syncing data between multiple hard drives

5 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

To have the NetWorx app started with Windows you would need to tick Load on Windows startup in the main settings. Regarding not saving usage data on Windows shutdown, that's because Windows 10 kills the app on shutdown without notifying it. Normally NetWorx saves its usage records once a minute and on shutdown notification. However if killed without notification, the app may lose up to 1 minut

Re: Syncing data between multiple hard drives

6 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

The portable version always keeps all its data in the same folder where it resides. It should work as you expect it to.

Re: Syncing data between multiple hard drives

6 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

I am not quite sure what you are trying to do there, but if you are using multiple independent hard drives and want NetWorx to keep its data out of those drives, there are basically two solutions: Use a portable version of NetWorx (simpler) Just create a folder on a thumb drive and unpack a portable copy of NetWorx in it. Regardless of how NetWorx is launched, the data will always be kept on

Re: Setting up a very fast disk for hundreds of thousands of files

6 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

I have done a few of tests and you are right: NTFS seems to be much faster at creating large quantities of small files. Reading and deleting speeds were similar on both the file systems. Having said that, it's a good idea to place files in different folders with ~1000 files in each folder, see this and this discussion. All in all, I recommend the following: Create a NTFS-formatted image of t

Re: Setting up a very fast disk for hundreds of thousands of files

6 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

I'd recommend to have an image based RAM disk formatted as exFAT, but it's difficult to tell without knowing more about your requirements. Could you please tell me more about your usage scenario for better advice: Where those files come from (i.e. created by a certain program or copied from another drive)? Is the loss of those files acceptable, or you need to preserve them all between sessions

Re: Monitoring WiFi traffic on OS X Yosemite

6 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Could you please post a screenshot of the Networks window?

Re: Using NetWorx solving slow PC issues

6 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

NetWorx is mainly an application for metering downloads, collecting Internet usage statistics and helping the user to stay within their data allowance. It is not designed to troubleshoot PC performance. If you have a slow PC problem, here are a few articles from various publishers that could help you get started: 10 Tips to Speed Up Windows 10 10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow PC Speed up

Re: RAM contents are not saved to a persistent image file

6 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Usually there are two things that could cause problems with saving to an image file: Antivirus Products There may be another process (usually an antivirus) that attempts to open the file at the same time. It is a common issue with antivirus products when they try to search for viruses in any file that is being written to a disk. For the built-in Windows Defender you can exclude the locat

Re: Application List display

6 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

This was a bug related to multiple languages added to the application recently. Essentially, the code erroneously attempted to translate the menu items that aren't supposed to be translated. The bug has been fixed, and the fix will be included into the next version. For now, please download the latest preliminary build and the issue should be resolved.

Re: Regular Expressions for Column View

6 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

This turned out to be a bug introduced when we added matching multiple capture groups. Thank you for reporting it. We have fixed the bug, and the next version of the Network Scanner will include this fix. For now you can download the latest build and everything should work correctly.

Re: Duplicate IP addresses and 0.0.0.0 subnet mask

6 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

It is unfortunately unclear why the list was blank when using Npcap in WinPCap compatibility mode. Nonetheless we've just updated the Network Scanner so it can use Npcap directly, without the compatibility layer. Here is a screen shot of Npcap on Windows 7 x64 without WinPCap compatibility enabled: The preliminary build can be downloaded here.

Re: Display all LAN shares a network user can access

7 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

It is better to logon as the user whose access rights you want to check, like you did. Then on the Shares tab tick Scan for shared resources and Check for write access. Once the scan has finished, the share icons will represent what the user can do with them. Basically three options here: the user can only read files from the share, the user can read and write files to the share, the user

Re: Networx is not running after the last Win 10 update

7 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Technically WinPCap is not required for NetWorx to work, so if you don't have other programs that use it, it makes sense to completely remove WinPCap. This can be done by opening an administrator command prompt and typing the following: sc delete npf This will deregister the WinPCap driver and it's best to reboot after this. Then you can delete the remaining files by typing in the same a

Re: Networx is not running after the last Win 10 update

7 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

This suggests that there may be an issue that prevents NetWorx from completing its initialisation. My best bet would be that there may be a broken installation of WinPCap on your system. When WinPCap is installed, NetWorx attempts to use it, but things can go awry if the installed instance of WinPCap is not functional. If you have WinPCap listed as an installed application on your computer,

Re: Default application font

7 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

The default font is Tahoma 8 (regular style).

Re: Networx is not running after the last Win 10 update

7 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

That message comes from the taskbar extension that displays usage information directly in the taskbar. The extension depends on the actual NetWorx app, which needs to be running for the extension to function. So is the NetWorx app running? That is: Is there networx.exe process running? Is there a notification area icon? Can you access application features?

Re: How to show the Everyone group on shares

7 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Unfortunately there isn't a ready-to-use function for that. Perhaps this free utility from Microsoft can help?

Re: Is there a Linux version?

7 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

We don't have a Linux version of this application. However, you may be able to run it with Wine (as well as any other Windows apps).

Re: MAC addresses from a remote site are not showing

7 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

It's exactly that: MAC addresses by design do not get passed across routers or VPNs (ARP protocol messages are not exchanged across). You can see this mentioned in this "Getting IP and MAC address from behind a router" discussion. We employ a few methods related to MAC address resolution as can be seen in the application: The ARP query method sends an ARP packet to the target devic

Re: Office 2010 C2R crash: possible conflict with exFAT disk mounted at boot

7 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately ReFS isn't currently on the list due to the extreme complexity of its data structures, which we have to create manually (system formatting routines are not available at the time RAM disk driver starts). At the same time there isn't a clear benefit of ReFS since NTFS serves well for almost any purpose. Regarding exFAT vs NTFS performance, we've seen

Re: Office 2010 C2R crash: possible conflict with exFAT disk mounted at boot

7 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

That's odd, I guess then Office somehow doesn't like exFAT regardless of the volume type. I am pretty sure RAM disk creates a valid exFAT volume structure, you can check that with chkdsk against the exFAT RAM disk. I suppose you could use NTFS as an alternative, or stick to a logon-time exFAT disk. Unfortunately there isn't much we can do here, since it is one of the MS drivers that fai

Re: Office 2010 C2R crash: possible conflict with exFAT disk mounted at boot

7 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

It sounds like Office 2010 C2R somehow doesn't like exFAT, possibly in combination with a standalone volume, which is created by default. Please try ticking Hard Disk Emulation in your RAM Disk's properties and let me know if this helps. This setting emulates a complete hard disk drive with partitions indistinguishable from a real device.

Re: Meaning of 'data both' graph setting

7 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Data both is used where both incoming and outgoing readings are charted. It allows seeing the In and Out traffic on a single graph. Please see this article that explains the graph in details.

Re: Column number limit and WMI queries

7 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

There is still the default limit of 10 columns of each type. It is currently not possible to have this number stored in a config file because the columns are created before the config file is loaded. If you need more columns of each type, simply add /maxcols: to the command line, e.g.: netscan.exe /maxcols:20

Re: Access and control BWM remotely and from LAN

8 months ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The Bandwidth Manager software uses standard TCP protocol on port 8701. To connect within the LAN, you simply need to put the LAN side IP address in the connection dialog. To connect from outside, you would need to setup port forwarding on your router to direct incoming connections to port 8701 to the WAN side IP address. Then you would specify the router external IP address in the connection

Re: Failures in HTTP traffic in local network only

8 months ago, by Andrew in Connection Emulator Forum

Honestly that's one of the most mysterious network issues I have seen. My best guess would be that MS Edge and Chrome play with TCP retransmission timeouts in LAN connections. To narrow this issue down, I'd recommend to try a couple of variations: With the emulator running, try fetching the local page on 10.180.1.113 using curl or wget. If that works fine, the culprit is probably in some pla

Re: Can I turn SSD into RAM disk

8 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

If you wanted to use some of your SSD as if it were RAM, Windows already comes with this feature built-in. It is called a page file or swap file, and it is automatically used by Windows when more RAM is needed. You can read more in this article or just google for "page file".

Re: Separate installer of bandwidth control service

8 months ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You can extract an InnoSetup script from any program using the Innounp tool. It will extract individual files as well.