V File Viewer/Manager

Nov 3, 2010
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Is anyone familiar with V? It is an all-purpose File Manager/Viewer
for Windows (XP/200x/Vista/7). <http://fileviewer.com/index.html>

It is supposed to be an excellent manager/viewer that is Descript.ion
file aware, i.e. you can view/write/modify file descriptions in the
Manager/Viewer. I'm thinking of purchasing it and wondering how it
works with TCC (any version) on Win7.

Anyone using it in that environment?
 

samintz

Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
1,503
16
Solon, OH, USA
I use it all the time. It is number
2 in my list of must-have utilities (TakeCommand being number 1). I
have recommended it numerous times on this forum.
-Scott



From:
CaesarR <>
To:
Samintz@ra.rockwell.com
Date:
06/05/2011 08:23 AM
Subject:
[Support-t-2906]
V File Viewer/Manager




Is anyone familiar with V? It is an all-purpose
File Manager/Viewer
for Windows (XP/200x/Vista/7). <http://fileviewer.com/index.html>

It is supposed to be an excellent manager/viewer that is Descript.ion
file aware, i.e. you can view/write/modify file descriptions in the
Manager/Viewer. I'm thinking of purchasing it and wondering how it
works with TCC (any version) on Win7.

Anyone using it in that environment?
 
Nov 3, 2010
9
0
On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:07:19 -0400, samintz <>
wrote Re RE: [Support-t-2906] V File Viewer/Manager:


>I use it all the time. It is number
>2 in my list of must-have utilities (TakeCommand being number 1). I
>have recommended it numerous times on this forum.
>-Scott

Thanks Scott. I've done some more reading about it since I posted the
message and have decided to give it a try. I don't use a file manager
often, but I like the idea of being able to see/edit the file
descriptions when I do have to use a file manager. I particularly
like the idea of a portable "V" that can run off a USB stick.
 
Jan 19, 2011
604
14
Norman, OK
V = out-freekin'-standing!!!

I have it installed on my box and on a stick for when I go somewhere. You can't beat the price of $20 for 6 years and the no-nonsense licensing agreement (there's also a "mumbo-jumbo" agreement, but I like this version better) doesn't hamper your usage.
PLAIN ENGLISH LICENSE AGREEMENT

You can use this Software for up to 30 days without charge.
If you like it and want to continue using it, then you have to
pay for it.

You can install the Software on as many computers as you
want, as long as the registered user is the ONLY person using
the Software.
For example, you can install it at work, at home and on your
notebook. However, while you are at home, no-one can be
using the copy of the Software at work.
Alternatively, you can install the Software on one, and
ONLY ONE computer and allow it to be used by multiple
users, as long as the software is not being accessed
through a network.
You are not allowed to give the registered Software, or
divulge the registration code to anybody else.

There are no guarantees made about the Software. If for some
reason it causes problems, then it's just bad luck.

END
 

samintz

Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
1,503
16
Solon, OH, USA
I actually rarely use the file manager
features. I use the file viewing features all the time, however.
-Scott

CaesarR <> wrote on 06/06/2011
12:55:36 PM:


> Quote:
>
> >I use it all the time. It is number
> >2 in my list of must-have utilities (TakeCommand being number
1). I

> >have recommended it numerous times on this forum.
> >-Scott
>
> Thanks Scott. I've done some more reading about it since I posted
the

> message and have decided to give it a try. I don't use a file manager
> often, but I like the idea of being able to see/edit the file
> descriptions when I do have to use a file manager. I particularly
> like the idea of a portable "V" that can run off a USB stick.
>
>
 
Nov 3, 2010
9
0
On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 14:07:24 -0400, samintz <>
wrote Re RE: [Support-t-2906] V File Viewer/Manager:


>I actually rarely use the file manager
>features. I use the file viewing features all the time, however.
>-Scott

I understand. I do probably about 95% of my file work (move, copy,
rename) using TCC. However, I find that occasionally some tasks such
as renaming files based upon the names of other existing files in the
directory, are more easily performed using a file manager. That's
what I'm now using "V" for. It's nice to see the descriptions.
 
I use a paid-for/registered TakeCommand v. 18 in Windows-7, and TCC came with v.exe and several .dll files, but I can NOT get it to "start" or "open". While "in" the appropriate folder, I've both typed and "clicked on" v.exe, but nothing happens. In comparison, I downloaded what I presume is just a newer version of the viewer from www.fileviewer.com and IT starts/opens by both clicking and typing. I hate to have to buy something I've already paid for. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why my v.exe won't start/run?
 
Dec 7, 2009
238
2
Left Coast, USA
I also had this problem with the file viewer. I could not get it to work properly. Finally I just bought the thing, installed it, and added the executable's directory to the PATH variable that's in use when TCC is running. Now it works fine. (Never did find out why it wouldn't run properly. I guess some things aren't meant to be mysterious. :) )
 
May 20, 2008
11,415
99
Syracuse, NY, USA
I don't think TCC's version of V.EXE is "the real thing". I believe it supports only the VIEW command.
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
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I use a paid-for/registered TakeCommand v. 18 in Windows-7, and TCC came with v.exe and several .dll files, but I can NOT get it to "start" or "open". While "in" the appropriate folder, I've both typed and "clicked on" v.exe, but nothing happens. In comparison, I downloaded what I presume is just a newer version of the viewer from www.fileviewer.com and IT starts/opens by both clicking and typing. I hate to have to buy something I've already paid for. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why my v.exe won't start/run?

The version included in TCC can only be run by using the "VIEW" internal command. It also does not include some features of the full V, such as the file manager dialogs.
 
I aliased "view=....full-path-name/v.exe", but that did NOT work. However, after copying "v.exe" to "view.exe" and puttting its directory in my path, typing "view" does cause it to open, but when I then use the mouse to click on a file name, the "view" window disappears. And if I TYPE a file name into the File name "slot" and hit ENTER *OR* click "Open", the window disappears. Basically, "v[iew].exe" is worthless. FWIW, I'm using TCMD ver. 18.

I use "vim" for 99% of my "viewing", but I have a very-few really-wide files I occasionally want to view. I'm about ready to spend $20 and buy the commercial version, but I hate to spend money when I supposedly have already bought it!-(
 
I purchased a license for V back in 2018, and have free upgrades until 2024.

I did this because the version of V included with Take Command was lacking.

For most people, the version of V included with Take Command will do all that they need to do.

For others, spending money for the full version of V is worth the investment.

Joe
 
May 20, 2008
11,415
99
Syracuse, NY, USA
Joe, what do you use it for? I purchased V11 in 2010 and upgraded to V13 in 2012 (when it was teamed up with TCC). I don't remember using it for anything.

Today I use VIEW for exactly one rather specific task.

Code:
v:\> alias tasks
schtasks /query /v | cut -c 1-58,82-91,121-141,146-156 | view

Though CUT.EXE (Gnu) is doing the formatting, together with VIEW, it makes for a reasonable display of some otherwise unwieldy information. [Hmmm! I wonder if I could replace CUT.EXE with TPIPE?]

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I use it for the File Manager, as the keyboard is very customizable.

I still use Vern Buerg's LIST when I am running 4DOS. The easy keystrokes, such as F then *.EXE to quickly change the file mask. Also, S E to sort by extension.

With the V File Manager, I have several keyboard shortcuts that I use frequently. For example,

Shift T to sort by file type
Shift D to sort by date
Alt-M to change the file mask

I also have a user command that allows me to select a .VBS, and then press Ctrl Alt V to open it in VBSEdit.
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I also have it configured to open a file in NotePad++ when I press Ctrl E

Ctrl I opens the file based on the extension, for example, .cs opens my C# source code in VS 2019.

If it were not for the customizable hot keys, and other included utilities, the $20 I spent on the V File Manager would not be worth it, but it is a very productive tool for me, as I do not have to use the mouse.

Joe
 
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