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FM Brief Guide | FM ReadMe Guide | FM EXEcutables False Positives

File Manager (FM) ReadMe Guide in plain text (ASCII) format

Microsoft File Manager (FM) 32-bit WINFILE.EXE 4.0.1381.318 + FM Add-ons
************************************************************************
for Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10
Improved, customized + compiled by MDGx
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT

"It's alive, it's alive! It's ALIVE!"
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Frankenstein_%281931_film%29


STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
********************

* Windows 10 users: 30 days after Windows 10 was installed, in most cases by
force, behind your back as a "mandatory" upgrade, you still have the option to
restore/reinstall your previous operating system (OS): Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1,
and block all further annoying notifications and forced upgrades by using
MDGx Win10 Block Tools (10_BLOCK) (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
10_BLOCK [25 KB, ZIPped archive]:
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.ZIP
10_BLOCK ReadMe Guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.php
Similar tools [free(ware)]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_10_fixes.html
Windows 10 looks like this:
http://i.imgur.com/zPF2k89.png
How to uninstall Windows 10 and reinstall/restore Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1:
- Microsoft:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/going-back-to-windows-7-or-windows-81/
- How-To Geek:
http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/
- PC Advisor:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-downgrade-windows-10-to-windows-7-8-easy-3615606/
Why? Because Windows 10 is a serious security and privacy nightmare, and keeps
sending personal and identifiable info back to Microsoft, even if told not to:
- Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10#Privacy_and_data_collection
- privacy tools: Don't use Windows 10 - It's a privacy nightmare:
http://www.privacytools.io/#win10
- LifeHacker:
http://www.lifehacker.com/1722267229/
- Ars Technica:
http://www.arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/
- Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/useterms/retail/windows/10/useterms_retail_windows_10_english.htm
- Daily Kos:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/8/2/1408113/-Windows-10-comes-with-built-in-spyware-If-your-work-requires-confidentiality-DO-NOT-INSTALL/

* I have not tested FM under Windows 10: may or may not work properly. [?]

FMNT32.EXE Virus Scan Analysis + False Positives
************************************************

See FALSPLUS.TXT to learn about virus scan false positives:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FALSPLUS.TXT
More info:
NirSoft: Antivirus "False Positive" Problems:
http://www.nirsoft.net/false_positive_report.html
NirSoft Blog: Antivirus companies cause a big headache to small developers:
http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/antivirus-companies-cause-a-big-headache-to-small-developers/
VirusTotal Blog: A first shot at false positives:
http://blog.virustotal.com/2015/02/a-first-shot-at-false-positives.html
LifeHacker: How Do You Know If Your Download Really Has a Virus?:
http://lifehacker.com/5521993/
Wikipedia: Problems caused by false positives:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software#Problems_caused_by_false_positives
TechSupportAlert: How to report false positives to multiple anti-virus vendors:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-positives-multiple-antivirus-vendors.htm

UPDATES
*******

CHANGED:
* Due to NIRCMDC.EXE VirusTotal false positive reports (see FALSPLUS.TXT) I
have replaced NIRCMDC.EXE with Microsoft SysInternals PSKILL.EXE 32-bit +
PSKILL64.EXE 64-bit command line tools (part of PSTools, free):
http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/pskill.aspx
See PSKILL.TXT for more details.
* NT6 Restriction Fix (FIXNT6.EXE) interface and command line tool (freeware)
is installed by FMNT32.EXE component [TAKEOWN.INF] in the C:\FileMan folder:
http://www.jsware.net/jsware/nt6fix.php5#restfix
and has replaced Microsoft command line tools TAKEOWN.EXE + (I)CACLS.EXE for
all "Access Control Lists (ACLs) Permissions" + "Take Over Ownership"
operations.
See FIXNT6.TXT for more details.

ADDED:
* All FMNT32.EXE install operations, executables + shortcuts now run with
elevated Administrator privileges using ELEVATE.EXE (32-bit) + ELEVAT64.EXE
(64-bit).
How to revert back to running File Manager (WINFILE.EXE) Desktop shortcut with
default (lower, limited) privileges (depending on your user permissions
level): highlight shortcut (see above) -> right-click on it -> select
Properties -> change Target: line to read C:\FileMan\WINFILE.EXE (delete
"C:\FileMan\ELEVATE.EXE ") -> click Apply/OK.
* Elevate 32-bit (ELEVATE.EXE) + 64-bit (ELEVAT64.EXE) DOS console tools:
http://code.kliu.org/misc/elevate/
* ELEVATE.TXT (Elevate ReadMe text guide).
* Added FIXNT6.EXE right-click shortcuts (FIXNT6.REG) which runs from within
FMNT32.INF at install time.
* PERMS_1.CMD (BATch script) + PERMISS.VBS (VBS script) (NTFS only!) installed
by TAKEOWN.INF (also in TAKEOWN.REG) = must run PERMISS.VBS [*NOT* PERMS_1.CMD
!] to grant Administrators group full access permission privileges to all
(sub)folders + files for selected drive/partition/volume.
PERMISS.VBS is available anywhere in Explorer, My Computer, Desktop, User (at
least on 32-bit Windows OSes, less availability on 64-bit Windows OSes) =
highlight desired item: drive/partition/volume/(sub)folder/Desktop icon/My
Computer icon/User icon -> right-click -> select
"Take Ownership + Grant Permission (NTFS) = *MUST* select Drive / Folder" ->
follow instructions.

INTRO
*****

Everything here applies to English editions.
Other languages may or may not be supported, depending on your Windows
Operating System(s) capabilities +/- installed Multilingual User Interface
(MUI) Packs or Language Interface Packs (LIPs):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/14236/language-packs/
http://windows.microsoft.com/windows/language-packs/
MUI Knowledge Center:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/goglobal/bb978454.aspx
LIP FAQ:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/goglobal/bb688177.aspx

IMPORTANT !
***********

* Windows 8/8.1 users: you MUST download + install ALL available up-to-date
System (mandatory) Windows OS Updates/Patches/(Hot)Fixes from Windows Update
(WU): Start orb (logo) -> Control Panel -> Windows Update, or run Internet
Explorer (IE) and go to:
http://update.microsoft.com/
Otherwise you may experience unexpected FM shut-downs:
"File Manager has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working
correctly. Please close the program.
=> Close the program"
* You MUST be logged on with Administrative privileges: Administrator,
Sysadmin or Power User group, and your C: (boot) drive/partition/volume
(formatted with NTFS) MUST have permissions set to allow installing and
running programs/installers like FMNT32.EXE.
Open Explorer -> Downloads folder (default location) -> right-click FMNT32.EXE
(Application) -> Run as Administrator.
Also make sure your Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus software permissions are set to
allow running of programs/applications/executables/installers and your Windows
registry permissions are set to allow writing.
Otherwise FM installer will fail, install with errors or incomplete, or FM
settings will NOT be saved properly.
CAUTION: Do NOT attempt this in a shared environment or on computer(s) other
than your own!
How to take ownership and grant permission [see also section "FIX #2:"
paragraph "2." further below]:
1. Log on as Administrator, Sysadmin or Power User.
2. Open Explorer -> C:\FileMan folder -> highlight FixNT6.exe (Application) ->
right-click on it -> select "Run as administrator" -> type C:\ in the
"Set top level folder (or file) to set permissions" box (to take ownership of
and grant permission to your ENTIRE drive/partition/volume = CAUTION, be aware
of security risks!) -> click the "Set Free" button -> wait for the operation
to complete (may take a few minutes depending on the size of your
drive/partition/volume and hardware speed).
3. Now you can properly install and run FMNT32.EXE without problems. ;-/
Just make sure you have an anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-spyware tool
installed (malware scanners are free):
http://www.mdgx.com/vir.htm
to be able to scan all files originated from the internet or other sources.
* Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 users ONLY:
In case User Account Control (UAC) is enabled you MUST right-click FMNT32.EXE
before install (and the File Manager Desktop icon after install) and select
"Run as administrator".
Another option is to disable User Account Control (UAC) permanently (CAUTION,
be aware of security risks!) in:
- Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3577-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-10-a.html
- Windows 8/8.1/2012:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5509-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-8-a.html
- Windows Vista/2008:
http://www.petri.co.il/disable_uac_in_windows_vista.htm
- Windows 2008 R2/7:
http://www.petri.co.il/disable-uac-in-windows-7.htm
See also section "FIX #2:" further below.
5. After FM successfully installed:
Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 users ONLY (these options may vary
depending on your OS and customized settings):
To run FM uninterrupted from "File Manager for Windows
Vista+2008+7+8+8-1+2012+10" shortcut/icon on your Desktop (and effectively
disable all nagging dialog boxes): right-click on it -> select Properties ->
Shortcut tab -> click Advanced button -> check the "Run as administrator" box
-> click OK -> Compatibility tab -> under "Privilege Level" check the "Run
this program as an administrator" box -> click OK twice.
http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/always-run-as-administrator/
Always Run as Administrator:
http://www.superuser.com/questions/204781/
MS TechNet:
http://technet.microsoft.com/magazine/ff431742.aspx
7 Ways to Run Programs as Administrator in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-run-programs-administrator-windows-7/

RECOMMENDED
***********

This ReadMe Guide (strongly recommended!):
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/fmnt32.php
This ReadMe Guide in plain text (ASCII) format:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMNT32.TXT
Download FMNT32.EXE [2.5 MB, Install/Uninstall EXEcutable]:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMNT32.EXE

THE GIST
********

Microsoft File Manager (FM = WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit is included with Windows NT
3.5x, 4.0 and most of their Service Packs (SPs).
This *last* release (v4.0, build 4.0.1381.318) was part of Windows NT 4.0
Service Pack 6a (SP6a):
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc767869.aspx
More info:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734
NT4 SP6a + 128-bit SSL Encryption [34.5 MB, English]:
http://www.mdgx.com/wnt4.htm#SP6
More info @ Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Manager_%28Windows%29
Older revision with links to the FM installers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File_Manager_%28Windows%29&oldid=593340927
Windows NT 3.51 File Manager:
http://www.toastytech.com/guis/nt3513.html
Windows File Manager screenshots:
http://www.guidebookgallery.org/screenshots/filemanager
How to run File Manager under Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10:
http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~davidsch/vistafm/
Reviving Windows File Manager (MSI installer) for Windows
Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 (older):
http://web.archive.org/web/20150208073211/http://www.brydon.net/winfile/default.asp
FM MSI Installer v1.1 [1 MB, older, right-click to save!]:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/WinFil11.msi
FM MSI installer requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 1.1
or newer (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
FMNT32.EXE installs customized + patched WINFILE.EXE, all necessary support +
help files and FM Applic NT 1.1d + FM StepUp NT 3.51 FM Add-ons on all Windows
NTx OSes:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
Unfortunately Microsoft removed FM from Windows
2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/newer. :(
But if you'd like to give it a try, here it is. ;)
Customized FM screen shot running on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit (x86):
http://www.mdgx.com/FMNT32.jpg
I have been using and testing FM 32-bit successfully longer than 15 years in
Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, 7, 8 + 8.1 OSes, and its 16-bit
counterpart in Windows + WfWG 3.0/3.1x environments and Windows 95, 98, 98 SE
+ ME OSes.
I have also tested most File Manager/Windows Explorer/File Explorer
replacements out there [most are free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#FMX
and IMHO, with the exception of FreeCommander, which has the ability to
compare/clone entire drives/partitions/volumes side-by-side, most of those
tools do not match File Manager when it comes to features, flexibility and
ease of use, unless you're looking for a specific (obscure) attribute.
Understandable, when you realize most of these tools use default built-in
Shell32 (Shell 32-bit) DLL APIs, same as Windows Explorer/File Explorer. ;-/

BUGs + FIXes
************

BUG #1:
You canNOT use FM (or any other) Help files (WINFILE.CHM, WINFILE.CNT,
WINFILE.HLP, GLOSSARY.HLP + WINHLP32.HLP) because Microsoft removed Windows
Help 32-bit (WinHlp32.exe) from Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10. :(
Microsoft never released Windows Help fixes/patches for Windows 2012/2012
R2/10/newer!
FIX #1:
To reenable Windows Help in Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 you need to download
and install it yourself:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607
Restore/Update Windows Help (.HLP) Guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#HHU
More info:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-open-help-files-hlp-in-windows-7-that-require-windows-help-program-winhlp32-exe/
Necessary WinHlp32.exe patches for all Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 32-bit (x86)
+ 64-bit (x64) OSes (English, right-click to save!):
- Windows 8.1 64-bit [920 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/C/9/AC90B7C6-2787-4D97-8A54-B9A1F8C69F81/Windows8.1-KB917607-x64.msu
- Windows 8.1 32-bit [725 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/C/9/AC90B7C6-2787-4D97-8A54-B9A1F8C69F81/Windows8.1-KB917607-x86.msu
- Windows 8 64-bit [898 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/0/200C7BAF-48D7-4C0A-9C12-088CBA3DB13B/Windows8-RT-KB917607-x64.msu
- Windows 8 32-bit [716 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/0/200C7BAF-48D7-4C0A-9C12-088CBA3DB13B/Windows8-RT-KB917607-x86.msu
- Windows 7 64-bit [702 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/A/8/9A8FCFAA-78A0-49F5-8C8E-4EAE185F515C/Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu
- Windows 7 32-bit [688 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/A/8/9A8FCFAA-78A0-49F5-8C8E-4EAE185F515C/Windows6.1-KB917607-x86.msu
- Windows 2008 R2 64-bit [703 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/7/B/C7BCBC8A-9575-4B17-914B-21A5CE349B78/Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu
- Windows 2008 64-bit [710 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/E/81E9F2F8-A902-4C5C-B930-D676C570764D/Windows6.0-KB917607-x64.msu
- Windows 2008 32-bit [696 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/e/81E9F2F8-A902-4C5C-B930-D676C570764D/Windows6.0-KB917607-x86.msu
- Windows Vista 64-bit [611 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/d/5/4d56f3c4-e65a-402b-826f-b87ef81fc31c/Windows6.0-KB917607-x64.msu
- Windows Vista 32-bit [601 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/d/5/4d56f3c4-e65a-402b-826f-b87ef81fc31c/Windows6.0-KB917607-x86.msu
NOTE:
FMNT32.EXE also installs all registry fixes (found in C:\FileMan\FMNT32.INF =
[FX] AddReg section) necessary to enable proper Windows Help 32-bit
(WinHlp32): macros, Intranet access and CHM (Compiled HTML Help): XML, XSL,
CSS, JPG + PNG functionality on all Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 32-bit (x86) +
64-bit (x64) OSes -> see below.
More info:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/87497-help-support-vista.html
FMNT32.EXE also installs FMNT32.REG (contains all registry settings discussed
here) in C:\FileMan. Open it using Notepad or similar/better ASCII/text
editor [free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to view its contents or further customize it.
Explorer -> C:\FileMan folder -> highlight FIXNT6.REG or TAKEOWN.REG ->
right-click -> select Notepad to view desired file.
Windows Registry Guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm
REG file (for manual install): copy & paste text between "cut & paste" lines
below in Notepad -> save as WinHelp.reg -> (double-)click on (run) WinHelp.reg
to merge this info into your registry.

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; WinHelp32 Macro FIX for Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 32-bit (x86):
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WinHelp]
"AllowProgrammaticMacros"=dword:1
"AllowIntranetAccess"=dword:1
; WinHelp32 Macro FIX for Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 64-bit (x64):
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\WinHelp]
"AllowProgrammaticMacros"=dword:1
"AllowIntranetAccess"=dword:1
; HTML Help (CHM) FIX: XML, XSL, CSS, JPG + PNG for Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.xml]
@="xmlfile"
"Content Type"="text/xml"
"PerceivedType"="text"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.xml\PersistentHandler]
@="{7E9D8D44-6926-426F-AA2B-217A819A5CCE}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.xsl]
@="xslfile"
"Content Type"="text/xml"
"PerceivedType"="text"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.xsl\PersistentHandler]
@="{7E9D8D44-6926-426F-AA2B-217A819A5CCE}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.css]
@="CSSfile"
"Content Type"="text/css"
"PerceivedType"="text"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.css\PersistentHandler]
@="{eec97550-47a9-11cf-b952-00aa0051fe20}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.png]
@="pngfile"
"PerceivedType"="image"
"Content Type"="image/png"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.png\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.jpg]
@="jpegfile"
"Content Type"="image/jpeg"
"PerceivedType"="image"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.jpg\OpenWithProgids]
"jpegfile"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.jpg\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
;
------End cut & paste here------

Microsoft FixIt! WinHlp32.exe tools (English, right-click to save!):
- Enable macros FixIt! after installing WinHlp32.exe [964 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/9/5/7955FD19-CE75-477A-A2BE-3B3E8BD20A04/MicrosoftFixit50105.msi
- Unblock .HLP FixIt! after installing WinHlp32.exe [964 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/9/F/69FB8CEB-90AA-49EC-ADA5-09EF2A1ACB12/MicrosoftFixit50237.msi
- Windows Update (WU) Error 80070422 .HLP FixIt! after installing WinHlp32.exe
[1 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/5/0/35062C9F-980C-455D-9652-82A4B30888D2/MicrosoftFixit50776.msi

BUG #2:
FM (same as Windows Explorer/File Explorer + all other similar file management
tools) canNOT "see"/manipulate certain system "protected"
drives/partitions/volumes/folders/files deemed "unsafe" to "tinker" with by
Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 (default system settings), even if you (the
legitimate user!) have full Administrative privileges (as part of
Administrator/Sysadmin/Power User group). :(
Explanation:
http://web.archive.org/web/20150316123449/http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsvistasecurity/archive/2006/08/27/windowsvistasecurity-.aspx
MS TechNet: Enable and Disable the Built-in Administrator Account:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc766343.aspx
FIX #2:
1. You must disable User Account Control (UAC) (CAUTION, be aware of security
risks!) in:
- Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3577-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-10-a.html
- Windows 8/8.1/2012:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5509-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-8-a.html
- Windows Vista/2008:
http://www.petri.co.il/disable_uac_in_windows_vista.htm
- Windows 2008 R2/7:
http://www.petri.co.il/disable-uac-in-windows-7.htm
REG file (for manually disabling UAC) on Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10:
copy & paste text between "cut & paste" lines below in Notepad -> save as
NO_UAC.REG -> (double-)click on (run) NO_UAC.REG to merge this info into your
registry:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableLUA"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

2. You must take ownership of such protected drives/partitions/volumes or
folders/files [elevate/upgrade control permissions: Access Control Lists
(ACLs)] in Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10:
http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/how-to-take-ownership-and-full-control-permissions-of-files-and-folders-in-vista/
Above works only on NTFS drives/partitions/volumes.
BATch (CMD) file for manual ownership takeover: copy & paste text between "cut
& paste" lines below in Notepad -> save as TakeOwn.cmd -> open a DOS console
-> type (for files = used with /f):
TakeOwn drive_letter:\folder_name\file_name.file_extension
(disabled = you need to enable that command line by deleting the :: in front
of it and then disable the next takeown command line by adding :: in front of
it) -> press Enter or type (for directories/folders = used with /d):
TakeOwn drive_letter:\folder_name
-> press Enter:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@echo off
:: Take Ownership batch file for Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 only (NTFS only):
:: FILES: type 1 space followed by drive_letter:\folder_name\file_name.file_extension (wildcards accepted):
:: takeown.exe /f "%1" && icacls.exe "%1" /grant administrators:F /t
:: FILES: Remove double colon remark + space [:: ] above to enable.
:: FOLDERS: type 1 space followed by drive_letter:\folder_name :
takeown.exe /f "%1" /r /d y && icacls.exe "%1" /grant administrators:F
:: FOLDERS: type double colon remark + space [:: ] in front of command above to disable.
exit
------End cut & paste here------

Above works only with Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 + only on NTFS
drives/partitions/volumes.
CAUTION:
- takeown /r command line parameter is recursive: full control permissions
(Administrator level) affect all underlying (nested) (sub)folders and files:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc753024.aspx
- icacls /t command line parameter is recursive: full control permissions
(Administrator level) affect all underlying (nested) (sub)folders and files:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc753525.aspx
More info:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/easier-way-to-take-ownership-and-grant-access-files-or-directories-in-vista/
How to add "Take Ownership" (non-recursive) to Windows Explorer right-click
shell context menu in Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/
NOTE:
FMNT32.EXE also adds "Take Ownership (Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10)"
(recursive for selected drives/partitions/volumes/folders/directories) to
Windows Explorer right-click shell context menu (found in
C:\FileMan\FMNT32.INF = [FX] AddReg section) to all Windows
Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 32-bit + 64-bit OSes.
REG file (for manual install): see TAKEOWN.REG + TAKEOWN.INF (both included).
To merge info in TAKEOWN.REG into your registry: (double-)click on (run) it.
To merge info in TAKEOWN.INF into your registry: right-click on it -> select
Install.
All info in TAKEOWN.REG + TAKEOWN.INF has been already installed into your
registry by FMNT32.EXE unattended installer.
More info:
- Add "Take Ownership" to right-click menu in Vista:
http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-ownership-context-menu-vista.htm
- How to take ownership of a file in Windows 7 and Vista:
http://www.davescomputertips.com/2011/08/how-to-take-ownership-of-a-file-in-windows-7-and-vista/
Windows NT4, 2000, XP + 2003 do not include icacls.exe.
Windows NT4, 2000, XP + 2003 Pre-SP2 do not include takeown.exe.
Windows NT4, 2000, XP + 2003 include CACLS.EXE command line tool similar to
(but better than) icacls.exe from Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10.
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Resource Kit (RK) Tools include XCACLS.EXE + XCACLS.VBS
(similar but better than CACLS.EXE + icacls.exe) command line tools:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=17657
FixNT6.exe, TakeOwn, SetACL, SubInACL, XCACLS.EXE + XCACLS.VBS:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#ACL
How to have a similar TakeOwn.cmd BATch file (see above) work with Windows
2000/XP/2003:
1. Only if using Windows 2000, XP or 2003 Pre-SP2 (Windows 2003 SP2 includes
takeown.exe):
http://www.mdgx.com/ws3toy.htm#SP2
takeown.exe must be located in %windir%\SYSTEM32 [if using a 32-bit (x86)
Windows NTx OS] or in %windir%\SYSWOW64 [if using a 64-bit (x64) Windows NTx
OS].
FMNT32.EXE installs takeown.exe into %windir%\SYSTEM32.
2. Copy & paste text between "cut & paste" lines below in Notepad -> save as
TakeOwn.cmd -> open a DOS console -> type (for files = used with /f):
TakeOwn drive_letter:\folder_name\file_name.file_extension
(disabled = you need to enable that command line by deleting the :: in front
of it and then disable the next takeown command line by adding :: in front of
it) -> press Enter or type (for directories/folders = used with /d):
TakeOwn drive_letter:\folder_name
-> press Enter:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@echo off
:: Take Ownership batch file for Windows 2000/XP/2003 only (NTFS only):
:: [Requires TAKEOWN.EXE in %windir%\system32 (32-bit OS) or %windir%\syswow64 (64-bit OS)!]:
:: FILES: type 1 space followed by drive_letter:\folder_name\file_name.file_extension (wildcards accepted):
:: takeown.exe /f "%1" && cacls.exe "%1" /C /G %username%:F /t
:: FILES: Remove double colon remark + space [:: ] above to enable.
:: FOLDERS: type 1 space followed by drive_letter:\folder_name :
takeown.exe /f "%1" /r /d y && cacls.exe "%1" /C /G %username%:F
:: FOLDERS: type double colon remark + space [:: ] in front of command above to disable.
exit
------End cut & paste here------

How to have a similar Windows Explorer right-click shell context menu (see
above) work with Windows 2000/XP/2003:
1. Only if using Windows 2000, XP or 2003 Pre-SP2 (Windows 2003 SP2 includes
takeown.exe):
http://www.mdgx.com/ws3toy.htm#SP2
takeown.exe must be located in %windir%\SYSTEM32 [if using a 32-bit (x86)
Windows NTx OS] or in %windir%\SYSWOW64 [if using a 64-bit (x64) Windows NTx
OS].
FMNT32.EXE installs TAKEOWN.EXE into %windir%\SYSTEM32.
REG file (for manual install): see TAKEOWN.REG + TAKEOWN.INF (both included).
To merge info in TAKEOWN.REG into your registry: (double-)click on (run) it.
To merge info in TAKEOWN.INF into your registry: right-click on it -> select
Install.
All info in TAKEOWN.REG + TAKEOWN.INF has been already installed into your
registry by FMNT32.EXE unattended installer.
Above works only with Windows 2000/XP/2003 + only on NTFS
drives/partitions/volumes.
FYI:
Run these commands from a DOS console to view their command line parameters:
in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10:
CACLS /?
or:
in Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10:
icacls /?
or:
in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 with XCACLS installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#ACL
XCACLS /?
or:
in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 with SetACL installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#ACL
SetACL -help
or:
in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 with SubInACL installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#ACL
SubInACL /?
NT6 Restriction Fix (FixNT6.exe) 32-bit TakeOwn + (I)Cacls GUI + command line
tool replacement for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 allows
users to take over ownership of drives/partitions/volumes, directories/folders
+ files including ACL protected (NTFS only!), useful for batch files/scripts +
unattended operations/installs:
http://www.jsware.net/jsware/nt6fix.php5#restfix
Direct download [36 KB, freeware]:
http://www.jsware.net/jsware/zips/fix6r.zip

BUG #3:
FM Add-ons (*.DLL files) installed by FMNT32.EXE: FM Applic NT 1.1d + FM
StepUp NT 3.51, same as all other FM add-ons/plug-ins (see section "ADD-ONS"
further below) may or may NOT work with Windows NTx (2000/XP
Professional/2003/Vista/2008/2008 R2/7/8/8.1/2012/10) 64-bit (x64) OSes
because some of these DLLs contain and/or were compiled using OLDer (legacy)
16-bit code, and therefore are INCOMPATIBLE with Windows NTx 64-bit (x64)
OSes.
This is because Microsoft removed 16-bit support from all 64-bit OSes. :-(
Also, Windows 64-bit (x64) OSes default settings for Data Execution Prevention
(DEP)/Physical Address Extension (PAE) NX (AMD CPUs)/XD (Intel CPUs) may also
prevent some old 32-bit applications (such as FM Add-ons) from "behaving"
properly.
FIX #3:
In case FM Add-ons do NOT work with your Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) OS you need
to install virtualization software [a virtual machine (VM)], mostly
free(ware):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#VPC
and then install FMNT32.EXE from within a guest Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) OS.
LIMITATION:
DEP/PAE canNOT be disabled in Windows 64-bit (x64) OSes or 64-bit executables:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc706993.aspx

INSTALL
*******

FMNT32.EXE installs unattended customized File Manager (FM) executables and
all necessary FM Help + Support files and FM Add-ons.
FMNT32.EXE copies all necessary files to proper destinations:
* C:\FileMan:
- FM executables: WINFILE.EXE (Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 only) + WINFILXP.EXE
(NT4/2000/XP/2003 only).
- FM Help files: WINFILE.CHM, WINFILE.CNT, WINFILE.HLP, GLOSSARY.HLP +
WINHLP32.HLP.
- FM support files (Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 only): ACLEDWR.DLL,
KERNELWR.DLL, MWR.DLL, MXP.DLL, MXPUI.DLL, NETAPIXP.DLL, NETRXP.DLL,
NETXP0.DLL, NETXP1.DLL, NETXP2.DLL, NTLANMWR.DLL, SHELLWR.DLL + VERSIWR.DLL.
- FM Manifest file (XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 only):
WINFILE.EXE.manifest to allow FM to run with highest available privileges and
bypass User Account Control (UAC) restrictions (if any).
- Other useful files: FIXNT6.EXE (NT6 Restriction Fix), PSKILL.EXE 32-bit +
PSKILL64.EXE 64-bit (command line tools similar to TASKKILL.EXE), PSTOOLS.HTM
(PSKill/PSKill64 HTML guide), PSKILL.TXT (PSKill/PSKill64 ReadMe text guide),
SYSINTRN.REG (PSTools/PSKill/PSKill64 necessary REGistry values), SUBINACL.EXE
(ACLs Grant Permission command line tool similar to CACLS.EXE/ICACLS.EXE),
SUBINACL.HTM (SubInAcl HTML guide), SUBINACL.TXT (SubInAcl ReadMe text guide),
TAKEOWN.EXE (Take Ownership command line tool), TAKEOWN.INF (TakeOwn + Icacls,
Disable/Enable UAC, Open Command Here INFormation file for Windows Explorer
right-click shell context menu), TAKEOWN.REG (TakeOwn + Icacls, Disable/Enable
UAC, Open Administrator Command Prompt Here REGistration file for Windows
Explorer right-click shell context menu) + TAKEOWN.TXT (TakeOwn ReadMe text
guide):
PSKill (PSKILL.EXE) 32-bit + PSKill64 (PSKILL64.EXE) 64-bit (part of PSTools):
http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/pskill.aspx
NT6 Restriction Fix (FixNT6.exe), SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) + TakeOwn
(TAKEOWN.EXE):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#ACL
I use PSKill/PSKill64 console in FMNT32.INF to temporarily "kill" file
protection + system restore services [they will restart normally (if you are
using them) on next reboot or you can enable, disable or customize the way
they start by running SERVICES.MSC]. Proper FMNT32 installation would not be
possible otherwise on some system configurations with custom policy
restrictions. ;-(
TAKEOWN.INF (same as TAKEOWN.REG) installs all these main My Computer (all
users), Windows Explorer +/- Desktop right-click menu items/shortcuts:
* "File Manager (FM) for Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10" = runs
C:\FileMan\WINFILE.EXE.
* "File Manager (FM) for Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003" = runs
C:\FileMan\WINFILXP.EXE.
* "Take Ownership + Grant Permission (NTFS) = Files" = runs
C:\FileMan\FIXNT6.EXE + %windir%\SYSTEM32\ATTRIB.EXE (32-bit) or
%windir%\SYSWOW64\ATTRIB.EXE (64-bit).
* "Take Ownership + Grant Permission (NTFS) = Folders" = runs
C:\FileMan\FIXNT6.EXE + %windir%\SYSTEM32\ATTRIB.EXE (32-bit) or
%windir%\SYSWOW64\ATTRIB.EXE (64-bit).
* "Take Ownership + Grant Permission (NTFS) = Drive/Partition/Volume" = runs
C:\FileMan\FIXNT6.EXE + %windir%\SYSTEM32\ATTRIB.EXE (32-bit) or
%windir%\SYSWOW64\ATTRIB.EXE (64-bit).
* "Take Ownership + Grant Permission (NTFS) = Current User Folder" = runs
C:\FileMan\FIXNT6.EXE + %windir%\SYSTEM32\ATTRIB.EXE (32-bit) or
%windir%\SYSWOW64\ATTRIB.EXE (64-bit).
* "Disable User Account Control (UAC) = Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10"
[Reboot required] = runs %windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE (32-bit) or
%windir%\SYSWOW64\REG.EXE (64-bit).
* "Enable User Account Control (UAC) = Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10"
[Reboot required] = runs %windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE (32-bit) or
%windir%\SYSWOW64\REG.EXE (64-bit).
* "Open Command Window (DOS console) here = as Administrator" = runs
%windir%\SYSTEM32\CMD.EXE (32-bit) or %windir%\SYSWOW64\CMD.EXE (64-bit).
* "Registry Editor (RegEdit)" = runs %windir%\REGEDIT.EXE.
* "Control Panel (Control)" = runs %windir%\SYSTEM32\CONTROL.EXE (32-bit) or
%windir%\SYSWOW64\CONTROL.EXE (64-bit).
* "Windows Services" = runs %windir%\SYSTEM32\MMC.EXE /S
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.MSC (32-bit) or %windir%\SYSWOW64\MMC.EXE /S
%windir%\SYSWOW64\SERVICES.MSC (64-bit).
* "Master Mode Mega Control Panel ;-/ = Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10"
[a.k.a. "God Mode" ;-)] [All Control Panel items in 1 place] = runs
%windir%\EXPLORER.EXE shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.
- FM Setup, Registry + ReadMe files: FMNT32.INF [INFormation Setup:
Install/Uninstall = used by FMNT32.EXE (unattended Setup installer), also used
by Control Panel to Uninstall FM], FMNT32.REG (REGistration file: contains
most FM settings, similar to FMNT32.INF, can be customized by editing it using
Notepad or similar/better ASCII/text editor) + FMNT32.TXT [ReadMe guide in
text format = the very file you're reading now ;-)].
- 2 FM Add-ons: FM Applic NT 1.1d (FILE_ID.DIZ, FMAPPLIC.DLL, FMTB.DLL,
INSTALL.EXE, FMAPPLIC.HLP, FMAPDFNT.INI, PACKING.LST, AAINTRO.TXT,
INSTALL.TXT, README.TXT + REGISTER.TXT) + FM StepUp NT 3.51 (CSLIBNT.DLL,
FMSUNT.DLL, SETUP.EXE, FMSUNT.HLP + SETUP.TXT) = see section "ADD-ONS" further
below.
FMAPPLIC.DLL, CSLIBNT.DLL + FMSUNT.DLL = I have replaced all "ugly" (read
"primitive": 16 colors) disk, folder + file bitmaps, cursors + icons with my
own customized ones (read "improved": 256 colors) and enlarged all dialogs +
menus for high resolution (1920x1200) screens (originally designed for low
resolution 640x480 monitors) for improved readability and ease of use, using
Resource Hacker (freeware):
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
These 2 FM Add-ons can be accessed from File Manager -> Menu bar ->
Applications item + StepUp item, respectively.
* %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS (most Windows NTx OSes) or C:\WINNT (Windows
NT4/2000)]:
- INItialization text/ASCII files containing 16-bit (legacy) program settings
used by Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 (can be customized by editing them
using Notepad or similar/better ASCII/text editor): FMAPPLIC.INI (FM Applic
settings) + WINFILE.INI (FM settings).
These 2 files MUST exist in %windir% for proper operation!
* %windir%\SYSTEM32 [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (most Windows NTx OSes) or
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 (Windows NT4/2000)]:
- TAKEOWN.EXE (only in Windows 2000/XP/2003 Pre-SP2).
This file MUST exist in %windir%\SYSTEM32 for proper operation!
All other Windows NTx OSes (2003 SP2, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2,
10) include their own versions of TAKEOWN.EXE.
FMNT32.EXE also creates 2 FM shortcuts/icons (links to the File Manager
EXEcutables above) on the Desktop for all users:
- "File Manager for Windows NT4+2000+XP+2003" = runs C:\FileMan\WINFILXP.EXE;
- "File Manager for Windows Vista+2008+7+8+8-1+2012+10" = runs
C:\FileMan\ELEVATE.EXE which runs C:\FileMan\WINFILE.EXE with elevated
Administrator privileges.
Run the shortcut/icon appropriate to your Operating System (OS) to use FM.
If you'd like to run FM as Administrator or allow only certain users on your
machine to run FM -> right-click respective FM shortcut/icon -> select
Properties -> click Security tab -> highlight specific user name -> click Edit
button -> customize permissions -> click OK/Apply as many times as necessary
to save changes.

UNINSTALL
*********

You must close/exit File Manager (WINFILE.EXE or WINFILXP.EXE) before
uninstalling it.
How to uninstall File Manager (FM):
Start button/orb -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs
(NT4/2000/XP/2003) or Programs and Components (Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10) ->
select "FMNT32 (MDGx): Microsoft File Manager (FM) 32-bit + FM Add-ons" ->
click Uninstall/Change (Remove) button or right-click on it -> select
Uninstall/Change (Remove).
This will delete all related FM files = see section "INSTALL" above.

X.FILES
*******

FMNT32.EXE installs 2 different FM executables in C:\FileMan:
- WINFILE.EXE = works only with Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10.
- WINFILXP.EXE = works only with Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003.
WINFILE.EXE + WINFILXP.EXE = I have replaced all "ugly" (read "primitive": 16
colors) disk, folder + file bitmaps, cursors + icons with my own customized
ones (read "improved": 256 colors) and enlarged all dialogs + menus for high
resolution (1920x1200) screens (originally designed for low resolution 640x480
monitors) for improved readability and ease of use, using Resource Hacker
(freeware):
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
FMNT32.EXE also installs FMSRC.ZIP compressed archive in C:\FileMan, which
contains:
- WINFILE.ORI (renamed from WINFILE.EXE) = original file from Windows NT 4.0
SP6a, which displays "ugly" (read "primitive": 16 colors) bitmaps, cursors +
icons and small dialogs + menus (designed for 640x480 screen resolution).
- All my customized (read "improved": 256 colors) BMP, CUR + ICO files used
in modded WINFILE.EXE + WINFILXP.EXE.
301-NEW.ICO inside FMSRC.ZIP courtesy of graywz @ deviantART:
http://graywz.deviantart.com/art/Windows-File-Manager-Icon-346249237
More File Manager icons [free(ware)]:
http://www.mricons.com/show/file+manager-icons
http://www.iconarchive.com/search?q=file+manager
http://www.iconspedia.com/search/file%20manager/
http://www.iconfinder.com/search/?q=file+manager
http://www.findicons.com/search/file-manager
http://www.icones.pro/en/?s=file+manager
http://www.easyicon.net/language.en/iconsearch/file%20manager/
http://www.softicons.com/search?search=file+manager
FMSRC.ZIP contents can be extracted using any unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing
tool [free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
including the ZIP Folders [ZIPFLDR.DLL] Windows Explorer right-click shell
context menu tool installed by Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 8.1, 2012
+ 10.
- FILEMAN.ICO, FILEMAN2.ICO, FILEMAN3.ICO, FILEMAN4.ICO, FILEMAN5.ICO +
FILEMAN6.ICO = customized File Manager (FM) icons, also added to the FM
executable. Select the one you like better for your FM Desktop shortcut.
Finally, I have patched WINFILE.EXE + WINFILXP.EXE using 4GB Patch (freeware):
http://www.ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php
and CRC sum corrected using PEChecksum (free):
http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5381
to allow them to use up to 4 GB of virtual memory when running on Windows NTx
64-bit (x64) OSes.

CUSTOMIZE
*********

File Manager can be customized by accessing these top menus: Tree, View,
Options + Window.
Click Help -> Contents -> Help Topics -> select desired topic to learn about.
FMNT32.EXE also installs FM Applic NT 1.1d + FM StepUp NT 3.51 FM add-ons,
which add 2 more top menus for you to "play" with: StepUp + Applications.
Click StepUp -> Help, to learn how to customize FM StepUp NT add-on.
Click Applications -> Help -> Contents, to learn how to customize FM Applic NT
add-on.
Most of these settings are already optimized out-of-the-box by FMNT32.EXE
installer.
If using FM executable (WINFILE.EXE) from other sources (and never installed
FMNT32.EXE), chances are these FM key + values were never installed into your
registry:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\WINFILE.INI]
"AddOns"="SYS:Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\File Manager\\AddOns"
"Settings"="#USR:Software\\Microsoft\\File Manager\\Settings"
;
------End cut & paste here------

If these registry key + values do NOT exist, FM settings are saved into this
plain text/ASCII file:
%windir%\WINFILE.INI
where %windir% (OS environment string) = usually C:\WINDOWS (Windows
XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10) or C:\WINNT (Windows NT4/2000).
If using the FM executable (WINFILE.EXE or WINFILXP.EXE) installed by
FMNT32.EXE, these FM registry key + values are already installed, and FM
settings are saved into the registry under these 2 keys:
WINFILE.INI [Settings] section = under this Current User Hive Key (HKCU):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\File Manager\Settings
WINFILE.INI [AddOns] section = under this Local Machine Hive Key (HKLM):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\File Manager\AddOns
FM StepUp NT settings are saved under this registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ChaoSoft\FMSTEPUP.INI
which corresponds to this plain text/ASCII file (optional, may or may not
exist):
%windir%\FMSTEPUP.INI
FM Applic NT settings are saved into this plain text/ASCII file:
%windir%\FMAPPLIC.INI
All these INI files can be viewed/edited using Notepad or better plain
text/ASCII editor [free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
Use Windows NTx built-in Registry Editor (RegEdit.exe) to view/edit your
registry keys + values.
Windows Registry Guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm

You can change the FM display font face (name), size and weight to match your
desktop resolution and needs: File Menu -> Options -> Font...
Here are some of the fonts I tested (you may not have some of them or have
different ones, depending on your Windows OS edition + custom settings):

Font name Font size [points] Font weight
===========================================================
Aharoni 10 Bold
Calibri 11 Bold
Charcoal 9 Normal
Consolas 11 Bold
David 10 Bold
Euromode 11 Bold
Estrangelo Edesa 13 Normal
Fixedsys 8 Normal
Frank Ruehl 11 Normal
Franklin Gothic 9 Bold
Gadget 9 Normal
Gisha 9 Bold [optimal for 2160p]
Gisha 10 Bold
Gisha 11 Normal
Leelawadee 11 Bold [optimal for 2160p]
Lucida Console 10 Bold
Microsoft Sans Serif 9 Bold
Microsoft Sans Serif 10 Bold
Microsoft Sans Serif 11 Normal
Miriam 9 Bold
MS Sans Serif 9 Bold [default for 1080p]
MS Sans Serif 10 Bold
MS UI Gothic 11 Bold
Narkisim 9 Bold
Segoe UI 11 Normal
Trebuchet MS 11 Bold
Utsaah 10 Bold
Verdana 10 Bold
Verdana 11 Normal

Of course you can download and install other fonts:
http://www.google.com/search?q=free+fonts
Scroll down to Web Fonts:
http://www.mdgx.com/html.htm#WSD

Tested with these desktop resolutions in 32-bit (true) color on various
monitors:
1920x1080 [Full HD 1K]
1920x1200 [DCI 1K]
2560x1440 [WQHD 2.5K]
2560x1600 [DCI 2.5K]
3840x2160 [UHD 4K]
4096x2160 [DCI 4K]
4703x2645 [virtual NVidia DSR on 4K/larger monitor]
5431x3055 [virtual NVidia DSR on 4K/larger monitor]
5760x3240 [virtual NVidia DSR on 4K/larger monitor]
6651x3741 [virtual NVidia DSR on 4K/larger monitor]
7680x4320 [virtual NVidia DSR on 4K/larger monitor]
Virtualized resolutions higher than 2160p (4K) are possible on 1080p/larger
monitors by using NVidia DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) on 500-1000 series
GeForce GPUs with 344/newer NVidia GeForce drivers:
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/dynamic-super-resolution-instantly-improves-your-games-with-4k-quality-graphics

BACKUP + RESTORE
****************

In case you decide to (re)install FM (by running FMNT32.EXE) on the same
computer, or install FM for the 1st time on another computer, and you have
further customized FM (and FM StepUp add-on) to your liking, you can keep your
FM registry settings (and the INI files, if any), and even transfer them to
any other computer.
For this purpose I have created 2 BATch files (found in C:\FileMan), you can
run (double-click on) in order to:
- BACKUPFM.BAT = backup/export all FM + FM StepUp registry settings to REG
files in C:\FileMan: FM.REG + FMSTEPUP.REG.
BACKUPFM.BAT also backs up/copies FMAPPLIC.INI + WINFILE.INI from %windir%
[%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] (if any) and from
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows [%UserProfile% = usually
C:\Users\Your_User_Name] (if any) to C:\FileMan.
- RESTORFM.BAT = restore/import all FM + FM StepUp registry settings from
previous backup/export REG files (if any) created by running BACKUPFM.BAT (see
above).
RESTORFM.BAT also restores/copies back FMAPPLIC.INI + WINFILE.INI from
C:\FileMan back to %windir% [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] and to
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows [%UserProfile% = usually
C:\Users\Your_User_Name] (if any).

FEATURES
********

FM has tons of features, which make it a flexible, versatile + customizable
disks/partitions/volumes, directories/folders + files editing, viewing +
manipulating tool.
Supports FAT12/FAT16/exFAT/FAT32/NTFS, CDFS (CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW)/UDF
(DVD-ROM/DVD-R/DVD-RW), Long File Names (LFNs), NTFS compressed folders/files,
network/remote drives/partitions/volumes, OLE, MDI, hidden/read-only/system
folders/files, entire drive/partition/volume file search with wildcards
(*file_name*.*), single/dual/multiple pane windows, drag & drop functions (if
supported by both FM and the other application), highlight entire folder
contents (select all files in desired folder), much easier to use than Windows
Explorer: just hit the forward slash key (/) to highlight all files in the
same folder, and drag them (to Copy them if not holding down the Shift key or
Move them if holding down the Shift key) to any other valid
drive/partition/volume/folder, even network/remote (only with permissions
enabled for access), drag a folder name to either Copy (without holding down
the Shift key) or Move (while holding down the Shift key) it and all its
subfolders + files to the destination of your choice, much easier than using
Windows Explorer, local/network/user security permissions/auditing/owner etc.
FM also supports "fancy" Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10 appearance
"themes"/"styles" without any modifications.
To learn how to use FM "combo" shortcut keys: open File Manager -> click Help
-> Help Topics -> read the topic(s) you wish.
Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 users must install Windows Help 32-bit
(WinHlp32.exe) by hand = see paragraph "FIX #1" under section "BUGs + FIXes"
further above.
More FM features are listed at this page under the section "Why use WinFile?":
http://web.archive.org/web/20150208073211/http://www.brydon.net/winfile/default.asp

ADVANTAGES
**********

FM can "see" and manage (delete/copy/move/rename/etc) most ALL MS Internet
Explorer Cache (Temporary Internet Files = TIF), Cookies, History, Favorites,
Recent (except INDEX.DAT which is locked by Internet Explorer) and most OS
"hidden"/"system" folders/files [like "System Volume Information",
($)RECYCLE(R)(.BIN)], unlike Windows Explorer, which in most cases does NOT
allow you to view nor move/delete/rename them. ;-(
FYI: Windows Explorer can be customized to alow renaming/moving/deleting
"locked" folders/files by installing one of these free(ware) 3rd party tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#INU
I recommend Unlocker.
Examples: try to remove the Hidden (H), Read-only (R) and/or System (S)
attributes from your Fonts, Inf, Spool, Downloaded Program Files etc "system"
subfolders or certain "system" files from your SYSTEM32 [32-bit (x86) Windows
NTx OSes] or SYSWOW64 [64-bit (x64) Windows NTx OSes] subfolder by using
Windows Explorer or other similar tools. You won't be able to. ;-( But try
that again using FM. ;-)
To be able to achieve this, first you need to run FM -> click View from the
File menu -> click "By File Type" -> check ALL boxes including the "Show
Hidden/System files" box -> click OK or hit Enter.
FM can be used successfully with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8,
8.1, 2012 + 10 without any "Compatibility Mode" settings. Works "as is".

DISADVANTAGES / KNOWN PROBLEMS / BUGS
*************************************

1. Original FM executable does NOT work out-of-the-box with Windows
Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/newer.
It crashes with an error message:
"missing SheConvertPathW function in SHELL32.DLL"
This can be FIXed by following these guidelines:
http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~davidsch/vistafm/
or by installing this (older) MSI installer:
http://web.archive.org/web/20150208073211/http://www.brydon.net/winfile/default.asp
FM MSI Installer v1.1 [1 MB, older, right-click to save!]:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/WinFil11.msi
FM MSI installer requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 1.1
or newer (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
Or just install FMNT32.EXE = chances are you already have, if you're reading
this. ;-/
2. FM may or may NOT support certain customized NTFS disks/partitions/volumes,
probably with non-default cluster sizes. [?]
3. No direct support for Unicode fonts with special ISO characters (symbols)
other than English (Latin alphabet). May render some of these "special"
characters if installing Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packs for
respective Windows NTx [NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10] OSes:
http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?q=Multilingual+Interface+pack
MUI Knowledge Center:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/goglobal/bb978454.aspx
In case using any language other than English (and implicitly using
non-English, extended, special, ISO characters) make sure to select a True
Type Font (.TTF file extension) or an Open Type Font (.OTF or .TTF file
extension), NOT a raster, display, terminal, system or printer font (.FON file
extension) in File Manager (FM): Options -> Font... -> scroll up or down to
desired Font [FON (F), OTF (O) or TTF (TT)] -> select desired Font Style
(Light, Regular, Italic/Oblique, Semibold, Bold, etc) -> select desired Size
(6 -> 72, depending on specific font) -> click the OK button or press Enter.
Default MS Sans Serif system font (%windir%\Fonts\SSERIFE*.FON) canNOT display
extended/special/ISO characters.
Customized/improved (patched using Resource Hacker) WINFILE.EXE executable
installed by FMNT32.EXE may display "mojibake" (garble, non-sense) characters:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojibake
in some of its own dialog boxes and/or the ones opened by FM StepUp NT DLLs
(also customized/improved using Resource Hacker), because these executables
and DLLs were developed way before the modern Unicode days.
More info [;-)]:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_hid_the_facts
Either way, there is nothing wrong with your computer, and all FM functions
are working properly. ;-/
4. FM Toolbar canNOT be customized/changed/disabled in case Internet Explorer
(IE) 5/6/newer is (pre-)installed (Windows 2000/newer) and using XP/newer
Windows NTx OS due to a BUG in Internet Explorer Active Desktop (View As Web
Page) "integration" APIs (DLL libraries).
5. FM does NOT support non-Microsoft/proprietary file systems:
- digital camera/smart phone/tablet/book reader (DCF/proprietary);
- UNIX/Linux/BSD/*nix (VFS/ext*) = read only [?];
- MacOS (HFS) = read only [?];
- OS/2/IBM (HPFS/JFS) = read only [?];
- Amiga (FFS);
- BeOS (BFS) = read only [?];
- Xbox (FATX*) = maybe [?].
Wikipedia: Comparison of File Systems:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems
6. Certain older/low-end graphics/video adapters/controllers (like integrated
Intel HD Graphics) and their provided manufacturer drivers display FM
interface glitches, i.e. the "double FM Toolbar artifact".
Restarting FM or resizing/maximizing the FM window usually fixes such visual
"artifacts".

ADD-ONS
*******

FM supports so-called "add-ons"/"plug-ins" (separate DLLs) that add extra
functionality and more features, and which can be found as small icons on the
FM Toolbar and/or as separate Menus/Items on the FM File menu.
Examples [discontinued!]:
* FM StepUp NT v3.51 32-bit, highly customizable:
http://web.archive.org/web/20071123091410/http://www.winability.com/fmutils/
Direct download [153 KB, freeware]:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMSUNT.ZIP
Features: ability to run any program from the File menu, change date/time
stamp for unlimited number of highlighted files, view space taken by all files
on your drive/partition/volume/folder of your choice, open a DOS prompt
console window, run Control Panel, shut down/restart Windows etc. Entire FM
StepUp menu can be easily accessed by right-clicking on the separator bar
(between folders and files columns) or on highlighted (group of)
file(s)/folder(s) or drive letter when FM is open.
FM StepUp also allows adding an unlimited number of standard FM functions,
like Copy, Move, Delete, Associate, Properties, Search, Format, Label etc...
to its right-click menu, infinitely more customizable than Windows Explorer.
* FM Applic NT v1.1d 32-bit allows to select default right-click program (i.e.
Notepad or similar/better ASCII/text editor) and up to 6 favorite/frequently
used program icons in the FM Toolbar [146 KB, no nag shareware]:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMANT.ZIP
* FM View v2.0 32-bit displays selected file contents with single mouse click,
supports more than 80 graphics, archive, document + spreadsheet file formats,
allows editing of text files, highly customizable:
http://www.wincorner.com/home/fmview.html
Direct download [936 KB, no nag shareware]:
http://www.wincorner.com/files/fmview20.exe
* All WinZip 32-bit releases starting with v5.0 up to v7.0, the popular
ZIPping/unZIPping tool [922 KB, 21 days free trial shareware :(]:
ftp://ftp.tech-env.com/pub/winzip70.exe
install the FM plugin (WINZIPFM.DLL or WZFM32.DLL) as a choice at Setup time,
which adds 3 new WinZip icons to the FM icons Toolbar for all your
ZIPping/unZIPping needs, and emulate all WinZip functions available to the
Windows Explorer right-click shell context menu.
* Programmers Source Files Sample: How to use add-on DLLs to extend FM
functionality [5 KB, free]:
http://cd.textfiles.com/maxx/tothemaxww/WIN_NT/FM_EXT.ZIP

RIGHTS, LEFTS + SAFETY
**********************

* Provided 'as is' without any warranties, expressed or implied.
Nobody is liable nor responsible for anything due to the use of these files.
You do all this at your own risk.
* UNofficial + UNsupported compilation of online freely distributed Microsoft
update files.
All , + (TM) retain the property of their respective owners and are used
here solely in non-trademark descriptive sense.
MUST use and distribute only for educational and profit-free purposes.
All sources are given proper credit.
* I have compiled FMNT32.EXE unattented installer using Microsoft Internet
Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 11.0 (IEXPRESS.EXE, MAKECAB.EXE +
WEXTRACT.EXE) 32-bit setup toolkit (using INF + SED) (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#IEA
INF + SED Guides + Tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#INF
* My web site is always ad(vertisment)s, cookies, tracking, malware + spyware
free:
http://www.mdgx.com/vir.htm
Therefore FMNT32.EXE is safe to install.

Enjoy.

Best wishes.
MDGx
http://www.mdgx.com/
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File Manager (FM) EXEcutables False Positives

File Manager (FM) EXEcutables False Positives in plain text (ASCII) format


FMNT32.EXE Virus Scan Analysis + False Positives
************************************************

These are all executables (EXE files) included in the FMNT32.EXE installer and
their most recent VirusTotal detailed scan analysis:

- ELEVAT64.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2c2ec8f9be6b7b19a9f3b4beda175226be7352527a386a0ac4a93c6e0c3a74e9/analysis/1495754288/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/ELEVAT64.EXE

- ELEVATE.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a28a2cf5ecfef2c1914d6da7a63bb3cd1f4d66aa18b7c91396b24bbe72061d54/analysis/1495754642/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/ELEVATE.EXE

- FIXNT6.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c3ec7c04a742451bc4bc55c61d77955f8fc38fa3a1b85da3553ddd3938fcb301/analysis/1495754662/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FIXNT6.EXE

- INSTALL.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6cad54191018ce31137ac079138f8bff0abbc59fd02e863bdeaf0dd788c802e1/analysis/1495754793/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/INSTALL.EXE

* REMOVED NIRCMDC.EXE from FMNT32.EXE + REPLACED with PSKILL.EXE + PSKILL64.EXE *
- NIRCMDC.EXE = false positives:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/12459a5e9afdb2dbff685c8c4e916bb15b34745d56ef5f778df99416d2749261/analysis/1495754683/
Source: NirSoft NirCmd:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
NirSoft: NirCmd 64-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd-x64.zip
NirSoft: NirCmd 32-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip
NirSoft: Antivirus "False Positive" Problems:
http://www.nirsoft.net/false_positive_report.html
NirSoft Blog: Antivirus companies cause a big headache to small developers:
http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/antivirus-companies-cause-a-big-headache-to-small-developers/
VirusTotal Blog: A first shot at false positives:
http://blog.virustotal.com/2015/02/a-first-shot-at-false-positives.html
LifeHacker: How Do You Know If Your Download Really Has a Virus?:
http://lifehacker.com/5521993/
Wikipedia: Problems caused by false positives:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software#Problems_caused_by_false_positives
TechSupportAlert: How to report false positives to multiple anti-virus vendors:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-positives-multiple-antivirus-vendors.htm

* OLD FMNT32.EXE = contains NIRCMDC.EXE *
- FMNT32.EXE [OLD!] = same false positives as NIRCMDC.EXE:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/8d8f5223a5af2770844a618fc04fa67c4b63efccc030ae477677cd8add44933a/analysis/1495755287/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMNT32.EXE
NirSoft: Antivirus "False Positive" Problems:
http://www.nirsoft.net/false_positive_report.html
NirSoft Blog: Antivirus companies cause a big headache to small developers:
http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/antivirus-companies-cause-a-big-headache-to-small-developers/
VirusTotal Blog: A first shot at false positives:
http://blog.virustotal.com/2015/02/a-first-shot-at-false-positives.html
LifeHacker: How Do You Know If Your Download Really Has a Virus?:
http://lifehacker.com/5521993/
Wikipedia: Problems caused by false positives:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software#Problems_caused_by_false_positives
TechSupportAlert: How to report false positives to multiple anti-virus vendors:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-positives-multiple-antivirus-vendors.htm

* NEW FMNT32.EXE = contains PSKILL.EXE + PSKILL64.EXE *
- FMNT32.EXE [NEW!] = Win32.Trojan.WisdomEyes (Baidu) false positive [1/63]:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/72863fc2ff5d244d546d17c709d23b76ce02a50bc818de2bb8870d9442ac697b/analysis/1500412296/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMNT32.EXE
NirSoft: Antivirus "False Positive" Problems:
http://www.nirsoft.net/false_positive_report.html
NirSoft Blog: Antivirus companies cause a big headache to small developers:
http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/antivirus-companies-cause-a-big-headache-to-small-developers/
VirusTotal Blog: A first shot at false positives:
http://blog.virustotal.com/2015/02/a-first-shot-at-false-positives.html
LifeHacker: How Do You Know If Your Download Really Has a Virus?:
http://lifehacker.com/5521993/
Wikipedia: Problems caused by false positives:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software#Problems_caused_by_false_positives
TechSupportAlert: How to report false positives to multiple anti-virus vendors:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-positives-multiple-antivirus-vendors.htm

- PSKILL64.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/75899c5ace600406503a937ef550ab0bbd0f6e0188b9e93e206beb1dfc79bb81/analysis/1500411920/
Source: Microsoft SysInternals PSTools:
http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/pskill.aspx
Microsoft PSTools: PSKill64 64-bit + PSKill 32-bit:
http://download.sysinternals.com/files/PSTools.zip

- PSKILL.EXE = PsKill (PUA) (Sophos) false positive [1/63]:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/546ec58d0134ea64611e12d7e3a867793e8cb6145ac18745349408a60fc2fabe/analysis/1500411573/
Source: Microsoft SysInternals PSTools:
http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/pskill.aspx
Microsoft PSTools: PSKill64 64-bit + PSKill 32-bit:
http://download.sysinternals.com/files/PSTools.zip

- SETUP.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/d5166ed08519785005874d26d984ab6c686a3b8e8ca89c85620f8bda4d45d736/analysis/1495754846/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/SETUP.EXE

- SUBINACL.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/01a2e49f9eed2367545966a0dc0f1d466ff32bd0f2844864ce356b518c49085c/analysis/1495754890/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/SUBINACL.EXE

- TAKEOWN.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/TAKEOWN.EXE
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/04475628d87849a28b99badb90d5deaaa0e0f068cb32f22cc8aab50f0a4aa88f/analysis/1495754927/

- WINFILE.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e2cb505e6fc3484712dc61d969d753e7280fa2bb493ec8d60f1eca0e22b2bf0c/analysis/1495754963/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/WINFILE.EXE

- WINFILXP.EXE = 0 detected viruses:
http://www.virustotal.com/en/file/f6ef6f95f252bef7dcd18bae4bba0005a2b3999d3cb31097250b57792425bcbf/analysis/1495754999/
File location:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/WINFILXP.EXE

See FMNT32.TXT for more details and to learn about the provenance of all the
files used in FMNT32.EXE:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/fmnt32.php
FMNT32.TXT in plain text (TXT) format:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMNT32.TXT

* I have compiled FMNT32.EXE unattented installer using Microsoft Internet
Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 11.0 (IEXPRESS.EXE, MAKECAB.EXE +
WEXTRACT.EXE) 32-bit setup toolkit (using INF + SED) (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#IEA
INF + SED Guides + Tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#INF
* My web site is always ad(vertisment)s, cookies, tracking, malware + spyware
free:
http://www.mdgx.com/vir.htm
Therefore FMNT32.EXE is safe to install.

Enjoy.

Best wishes.
MDGx
http://www.mdgx.com/
Feedback:
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