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Support and Feedback / Re: Quick Look'n'Feel Setup always at startup
« on: December 28, 2019, 16:32:06 »
Figured it out myself, since I was getting no reply.  I used the "Cleanup user data..."  option under the Help menu.  I was afraid that I would lose my customizations (scripts, menu items, file type associations), but fortunately, this didn't happen.  It appeared just once at the next startup and then didn't reoccur afterward.

Support and Feedback / Quick Look'n'Feel Setup always at startup
« on: December 21, 2019, 15:28:33 »
I'm more than certain that my problem is more unique to the way I use your program, than your program itself.  I use SyMenu ( to organize and update most of my portable programs, and something about the way it does this causes the Quick Look'n'Feel Setup to always start when I start Multi Commander, no matter what option I choose.  Is there a way to turn off the Quick Look'n'Feel at startup manually, even if it's editing configuration files?  It gets pretty annoying after a while.

Tips and Tricks / User Defined Commands and Portable Software
« on: March 27, 2013, 02:13:52 »
I'm not certain if anyone else has had as much trouble as I have getting the portable version of Multi Commander to work in launching other portable programs, but I was finally able to compose some syntax that does this well, so I thought I'd share it.

I realize you should be able to do this with the External Command Type, but I was never successful with it.  Everything I tried either couldn't find the program, or when the path was successful, gave me "Access Denied".  You can always use a batch script, but then you wind up with an open console window until the external portable program closes.  The best working solution was to use Custom Commands.

For example, if you keep the Multi Commander Portable directory in the same directory as your other portable software (such as \PortableApps), then create a User Command with the Command Type Custom Commands, and the following command syntax:

MC.Run  CMD="${mcinstallpath}\..\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe"

This will work no matter what your folder focus is.  If you need to run the program as Administrator, then type this instead:

MC.Run  CMD="${mcinstallpath}\..\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe" ADMIN

I've found that arguments are relative to the command path, so you can type a portable command with an argument like this:

MC.Run CMD="${mcinstallpath}\..\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe" ARG="\Scripts\backup.ahk"

I can now create menus and use Multi Commander as a portable program launcher, increasing its usefulness immensely.

Thanks, that did work for File Type Setup.

I think I've figured out the problem with relative paths, but didn't see any solutions currently built into the program.  Relative paths work fine as long as the tab that's in current focus is the same drive as the Multi Commander application directory.  However, if the tab in focus is a different drive, the relative paths no longer work.  Relative paths for things like the File Type Setup should always be relative to Multi Commander's install directory, not the current drive tab in focus.

As a working example, say that I have Multi Commander installed portably on a thumb drive, "E:".  I try to double-click on a video, also on "E:", using the File Type Setup preferences program I have chosen.  This works.  However, if I have videos on an external hard drive, "F:", and I try to double-click the video from within Multi Commander, this does not work, because the relative paths are mapping to the "F:" drive instead of the "E:" drive.

Try uncheck Save only path to local harddrive under Explorer panel settings > Display tab > Save on exit
Thanks, that eventually worked.  Had to close out and recreate the tab after changing the settings.

Just started using your program because of: copy/move operations that work independently of the main window and that can be queued, ability to create junction links, and customability of menus.  However, I'm running into a few minor annoyances.  I am using the portable 64-bit version, 3.0 (build 1360), on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

First, while creating Launchers under Fle Type Setup, relative paths do not work at all, with or without quotes, tags, etc.  They will only work with the absolute path.

Second, if I lock a tab for a network drive, when I close the program and reopen it, the tab reverts to the C: drive instead of remaining mapped to the network drive.

Otherwise, really good product.

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