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What it does
This utility produces a comma delimited text file of all or a restricted set
of components on the C: drive. Components are things like dll, ocx, exe...
How to use it
Run the utility before installing software on a PC. It will produce a comma
delimited output file in C:\Temp. The file will be named after the PC and it will
have the text '_com.txt' appended to it. Save this file, install new software,
and run this utility again. The simple dialog makes what files will be created
and where they are created quite clear. The about box explains the process the
utility will perform.
Now you can import both comma delimited text files into MS Access and
determine what files where added or modified by the install process.
The comma delimited text files have the following format:
computerName, fileName, path of file, file size, date file was created, date
file was last used, version number, fixed version number, product version
Technology used: (K.I.S. - Keep it simple)
This is a simple dialog based exe built using the VC 5.0 Wizard.
There is not a lot of high technology to be credited for or blamed for in
With the notable exception of the
CVersionInfo class written by Roberto
Rocco. The code does use some elementary
CFileStatus classes. DOS provides the main search engine. The DOS
statement is wrapped by the 'system' command.
I share this as a convenience to others, there is no technology here that
could not be found in a beginners C++ book.
The utility allows you to search the entire C: drive or you can limit the
search to just certain files and or certain directories and file extensions.
This can be done by configuring an ini file. A sample ini file
is include in the zip.
I maintain no rights or restrictions on this code. It was not plagiarized
from any other source.