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  1. - Of course, one should always update whenever possible. Because otherwise users can report bugs that already have been fixed in the new update. - I always keep copies of previous versions of OEC, It allows me to go back to a previous version when something in OEC doesn't work. Before a new update is installed the new update is downloaded and stored in one of the sub-directories under "C:\users\<--user-->\appdata\local\Oeclassic\..... ". Before allowing OEC to update the program I always copy the new update to another folder. - In general OEC now has all the basic features an e
  2. - Does anyone have a problem with the "Send To ==> Mail Recipient" feature in OEC ?? It seems that in some Windows setups this feature doesn't work. If your Windows system has that one problem then please contact OEC's support. - Currently OEC supports 24 languages. But there are still a few languages (e.g. finnish) missing. People who want to translate the program from english into that missing language are still welcome and should contact OEC's support as well.
  3. - Well, Defraggler tells a different story. Based on what I see there is that as the amount of files grows the MFT grows as well. But when the disk becomes fuller & fuller - at some point I see the MFT actually becomes smaller. According to my info the MFT is always much larger than is required. So, if the amount of entries would occupy say 20 MB in the MFT then the MFT is say 60 MB. And that makes perfect sense. It means that Windows doesn't need to waste precious time on enlarging the MFT.
  4. - You can reduce the size of the MFT by using "Wipe Free Space" in CCleaner. When the disk is nearly full then one of the things Windows will do is reduce the size of the MFT as much as possible. - In spite of being advised to NOT Defragment I still would advise to defragment an SSD drive. But limit it to say every 3 or 6 months. The reason is the way data is written to a SSD. https://pureinfotech.com/why-solid-state-drive-ssd-performance-slows-down/
  5. - In a previous post in this thread I posted 2 pictures in which the RECUVA GUI showed an absurd %. Perhaps the program "miscalculated" that % as a result of scanning drives that don't use the NTFS filing system ? Because I have 3 drives that can be connected to an USB port on my laptop. Each of these 3 USB drive uses a different filing system (NTFS , FAT and ExFAT).
  6. For those who are too lazy to go to OEC's Facebook page or hate Facebook, I have copied all the relevant info on the topic "MAPI in OEC" from Facebook and placed it below. Users of the FREE version of OEC will have to wait until the next release of the free version of OEC. The new MAPI support allows you to do several things: • You can right mouse click one or more files and choose "Send to" ➔ "Mail recipient". This will open a new window in OE Classic with those files already attached and ready to send. • It should be possible to "scan to
  7. - I noticed something else: when I add files to a folder/directory then the index file grows. But when I remove one or more files from a folder then it seems the index file doesn't shrink. And from that outdated info is where RECUVA seems to pull up infomation, in an attempt to find/recover deleted files. So, when one deletes the folder itself the change of recovering anything is "very limited". - I used to know how the filing system worked but that was in the "good old" FAT days. But it's clear NTFS works in a different fashion. - I also had a MS-DOS program that was able to make th
  8. - April 29, 2021: New version of OEC PRO available. - From what I read on the OEC Facebook page, this version of OEC now has full support for the feature called "default email client". Read the whole story here: https://www.facebook.com/oeclassic
  9. - The main program is started by Task Scheduler every 15 minutes. After "Cleaning" the memory it automatically closes. You can change the timing in Task Scheduler. - Run "mini_monitor.exe". In that program you make changes about how the program behaves. make a shortcut to that file and place it on the desktop.
  10. Here the confusion has only grown. I understand some things in your explanation and some other things are still shrouded in confusion. Do you have some weblinks that provide good information about what the structure is of the MFT and how the "Index ifles" (see a previous reply of mine in this thread) fit in the overall "MFT picture" ? You have layed out a number of dots. But I fail to see how all those dots (e.g. index files) connect with each other. "Fiddling around" with those index records also has produced some interesting insights. (Remember what my signature is for each po
  11. - The latest version of OEC PRO v3.2 now supports MAPI. MAPI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAPI Still have to find GOOD information on what MAPI is all about. Has anyone some good suggestions where to find that info ? - OEC now supports some 19 languages. But users who want to help to translate the program into additional languages are still very welcome to do so. Send an email to the developers of OEC.
  12. - Agree. The user can't "defrag" the memory. Because memory usage is fragmented by design and memory management doesn't enable the user to manipulating the usage of the memory. Other than with a number of APIs available in Windows.
  13. - Those "Recover Memory" programs sometimes use very odd "tricks" to "recover memory". But there's one program that's absolutely safe because it uses a feature in Windows itself. If you want to reduce memory usage (and that includes keeping the filecache small) then install PcWinTech's Cleanmem. https://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem
  14. Quote: "A directory is a record, or number of records, in the MFT. NTFS will reduce the size of the directory on file deletion, shuffling the live entries up to overwrite the deleted entry. There are no references to deleted files in an NTFS directory. The MFT is heavily protected and any writes to it with, for instance, a hex editor are backed out in seconds. There is no concept of a 'vacant' directory entry." No, when a file is deleted then NTFS doesn't reduce the size of the directory & doesn't overwrite the deleted entry & doesn't shuffle all live entries up. If that was
  15. - Fragmented directory files shown in Defraggler: See the picture inside the red rectangle. - Options for "unrecoverable files": Agree. The program indeed still needs to analyze the entire drive. But including the "unrecoverable" and other "less recoverable" files in the file list overwhelms & confuses the user (too much).
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