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Re: Google Chrome cache location changes from RAM disk to HDD

today, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

It looks like occasionally the new versions of Chrome/Edge delete the symbolic link and re-create a regular cache directory. It is unclear why they do that; maybe because their cache format changes from version to version. One way to deal with this would be to run the Cache Relocator periodically, to check if the redirection is in place. Alternatively, you can edit the shortcut that you use

Re: How to create a whitelist of user MAC addresses

today, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Generally yes, you can make a whitelist of permitted MAC addresses: 1. Create a group named Whitelist and add all the allowed MAC addresses to it. 2. Create this rule at the top of the ruleset: Source: NOT Whitelist Group : Any Port Destination: Any Address : Any Port Protocol: IPv4 TCP/UDP Rate: Blocked 3. Tick the Invert the condition, so it becomes "Source NOT Group". Th

Re: Upload bandwidth is not showing on the usage graph

yesterday, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

It is likely that there is another network filter installed on your laptop. It could be a VPN client, antivirus, firewall, or other security software. Those applications usually intercept network traffic for encryption (VPN) or analysis (antivirus, firewall). In such case, the traffic simply does not reach the NetMaster driver, so upload data cannot be recorded by it.

Re: How to export host names that did not respond

5 days ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

If there is no host name found in a scan, then it will be cleared. If you want some static names that are not removed, you can assign friendly names to each device. These are basically user-supplied names that are linked to an IP or MAC address for easy device identification. Otherwise, if this is what you wish to achieve: you have a list of devices with host names, and you want to separate the

Re: How to create dynamic volumes

5 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

No, sorry, we don't plan to add this feature. The reason for that is in it requiring a much more complex memory management, and a much higher chance of getting a corrupted file system when the driver needs more memory than is available. Our position here is that there isn't much joy in conserving extra space if it leads to errors, crashes, or instability of operation. With static memory allo

Re: How to create dynamic volumes

5 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

That is dynamic memory allocation. I'm afraid it is not supported in our RAM Disk. If you require a product that does it, there is one by the name of ImDisk.

Re: How to create dynamic volumes

5 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Assuming you are referring to Dynamic Disks, you can create these by first creating a RAM disk with HDD emulation, and then converting it to a dynamic disk in Windows Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc). There is however little point in doing so, because the configuration will be lost after a reboot. Normally, dynamic disks are used for aggregated and fault-tolerant storages, neither of which really

Re: Installing Connection Emulator and Bandwidth Manager together

6 days ago, by Ann in Connection Emulator Forum

Unfortunately, these two products cannot co-exist on one computer as they both rely on the same network driver. You may have to uninstall both of them, and then install the one that you need more, i.e. either Bandwidth Manager or Connection Emulator.

Re: Bridge is not limited by the rules

14 days ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

We have received and checked your ruleset, and compared the data with your screen shots. It looks like everything functions correctly. The sample rule you referred to, 'ChabilMar', has a monthly quota of 2000 GB with the initial speed of 205 megabit/s and the reduced speed of 154 megabit/s. This rule has used about 1400 GB in March so far, thus the initial speed limit of 205 megabit/s still app

Re: System tray graph stopped displaying

19 days ago, by Ann in NetMaster Forum

It sounds like the Taskbar Extension component of NetMaster is no longer showing. This may have been caused by a Windows update, or by some changes in settings. Try clicking an empty space on the Windows taskbar, then choosing Toolbars, and then checking NetMaster Extension, as shown below. If for some reason NetMaster Extension is not in the list of toolbars, you may need to reinstall NetMa

Re: Bridge is not limited by the rules

20 days ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It doesn't matter whether you bridge LAN-to-WAN or WAN-to-LAN as the bridge is symmetrical. We could I take a look at your entire ruleset to help you better. In the main menu, please go to File - Export Rules - Save to a DB file, then compress it with ZIP and send it to us.

Re: Bridge is not limited by the rules

21 days ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The grey circle does not indicate that anything is wrong. It is simply the default colour for any bridge. If the traffic is passing normally, but the rules don't capture anything, it is most likely that they don't match the traffic. Try creating a single rule with tracking by going to the Advanced tab and choosing 'Tracking by source IP address'. Then create an any-to-any rule matching IPv4

Re: How to move application window that opens off screen

22 days ago, by Ann in Switch Port Mapper Forum

To reset the application position back to the laptop screen, you can edit the config file directly by doing the following: Exit the Port Mapper and make sure the application is not running. Open this file in any text editor: C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\SoftPerfect\Switch Port Mapper\NSMapGUI.xml Locate the following parameters in that XML file: <Top>, <Left>, <Widt

Re: Adding Ping command to the device context menu

27 days ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

You can add any command, including ping. Our Network Scanner is very flexible in that regard. Simply go to Settings - Applications and add Ping with this command line: ping.exe -t %0 After that, it will be added to the menu, and you will be able to invoke it whenever required.

Re: How to copy RAM disk image to a backup server

29 days ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

As mentioned earlier, I don't recommend that you use an image file in this setup. It's an extra layer of complexity and an extra potential failure point. For example, if you start copying the image from the hot server to the NAS while the image is being written into, the resulting file will likely to be damaged (and this is probably the reason why you get that error). In my opinion, you shouldn

Re: How to add custom IP address range

30 days ago, by Ann in WiFi Guard Forum

You can configure a custom IP range for scanning on the Advanced tab in Settings, as shown in the screen shot below. Enter your range as, and WiFi Guard should be able to scan all those IP addresses. Please note that if you have a router between those subnets, WiFi Guard will be unable to detect devices in other subnets or track their MAC addresses, because the ARP tra

Re: How to copy RAM disk image to a backup server

4 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Generally, having a RAM disk image in a network folder is not supported. The reason for it is that the RAM Disk software is initialised early in system boot, before the network becomes available. Another issue here is that if for some reason the image gets partially written or otherwise damaged, you will not be able to load its data to either server. I am not entirely certain what you are tryin

Re: Live Bandwidth Monitor

4 weeks ago, by Ann in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thank you for your feedback. We will see what can be done for the next release.

Re: How to change installer destination location when installing via CMD

5 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Yes, you can use the /DIR parameter for that. All command line parameters of Inno Setup are supported. Quote /DIR="x:\dirname" Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select Destination Location wizard page. A fully qualified pathname must be specified.

Re: Browser cache relocation for a different profile

5 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

I believe there is individual cache in each profile. In this case you can use the --disk-cache-dir (assuming you are using Chrome) to redirect cache for all profiles. How to relocate Google Chrome cache The default location of Chrome cache is C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache , which can be changed by adding a few parameters. For that, right-cl

Re: Errors when loading config or saving settings at launching or closing the app

6 weeks ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

To fix these errors, simply close the Network Scanner and then delete the damaged configuration file in C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\SoftPerfect Network Scanner\netscan.xml After that, start the application again and everything should work well.

Re: Topology mapper and SSH client integration

6 weeks ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

I am afraid topology discovery is not currently on our to-do list. There is a number of other applications that do that. However, integration of SSH clients and other third-party applications has been available in our Network Scanner for a long time. See Options - Applications tab:

Re: File date and time updates

6 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

RAM Disk implements a simple block storage, it can't really affect what happens to file dates. What you have encountered is a Windows feature known as tunnelling. When a name is removed from a directory (rename or delete), its short/long name pair and its creation time are saved in a cache, keyed by the name that was removed. When a name is added to a directory (rename or create), the cache is

Re: Command in .bat file does not return

7 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

Since the built-in image saving is not suitable for your purposes, I would recommend using a file-level backup program (e.g. an archiver like 7Z) to compress everything on the RAM disk into a single container. The added advantage of this method is that you could have incremental backups, and the files can be extracted from the archive at any time.

Re: Command in .bat file does not return

7 weeks ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

I am not entirely sure why the BAT file does not return, but most likely this happens because Windows 10 has tighter security, and BAT files run by Windows Scheduler don't have access to the desktop where the RAM Disk application is running. Also, I am curious why you are using a BAT file for backups when RAM Disk offers direct functionality? There is a setting that allows you to back up RAM di

Re: Hide/show inactive devices

8 weeks ago, by Ann in Network Scanner Forum

It is possible to add it, but the same outcome can already be achieved with a filter, like "Response Time Not Empty". As inactive devices have a blank response time, such filter will hide them.

Re: Suggestion: Limit the quantity of email notifications

2 months ago, by Ann in WiFi Guard Forum

WiFi Guard will not send identical e-mails, but if the list of detected devices changes, new e-mails will still be sent. For example, if WiFi Guard finds an unknown device AABBCCDDEEFF, it sends an e-mail. If it finds the same unknown device again, it will not send more e-mails about it (until you restart the application). However, if any other devices come or go, the list of detected devices

Re: Fully volatile system with boot from a RAM disk

2 months ago, by Ann in RAM Disk Forum

No, that is not possible with our RAM Disk. I don't think it's possible even in theory, as in your scenario all RAM would be wiped in the last step (USB removed and reboot to RAM disk) when BIOS does standard memory testing. You may be better off using software like VeraCrypt to simply encrypt everything for privacy and security.

Re: NetWorx Speed Meter vs

2 months ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

Unfortunately, it is hard to tell in such cases. I just did one test in Speed Meter and another one in, and their results were very similar, see below. I guess the difference you saw could be due to a temporary congestion, or from multi-vs-single connection, as by default does multiconnection whereas NetWorx uses a single connection.

Re: MacOS app doesn't appear after it has been opened

2 months ago, by Ann in NetWorx Forum

NetWorx should work on MacOS 11.x or, any older or newer version. It is worth mentioning though that when you open NetWorx, it does not display any window of user interface. Instead, being a service app, it creates an icon in the menu bar as shown in the screen shot below. Please check if there is an icon there after you open NetWorx as that's how you can access NetWorx functions.