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BugFix: DriveSort v1.220

This version fixes a problem leading to a crash of DriveSort during the disk list creation for the open dialog. This problem happened when a device driver refused to answer a low level partition layout request. It's for example the case for some SD/XD/CF/MS card readers. This case is now handled correctly.


Update: DriveSort v1.219

This version improves the disk backup and restore functions of DriveSort, which were not only slow, but uninformative and froze DriveSort while DriveSort they were running. My motivation for this was that one of my 80GB disks nicely told me of its imminent failure via SMART, so I felt like doing a backup *quickly*.

With this version I added a mini background task scheduler, allowing to suspend, resume or abort the tasks independently or all at once. It also shows some information about what they're up to. I improved the backup and restore speed by grouping the read and writes a bit.

I plan to use background tasks for other time consuming operations, such as the sort itself and the recursive save.


BugFix & Update: DriveSort v1.218

This version now correctly enforces the FAT constraints on '.' and '..' directories, which must always be on top of a directory name table.

I also forgot to enable tooltips on the tool bar, so it might have been confusing when I was talking about a sort button...


Update: DriveSort v1.217

This version brings some new options to configure the way the FAT is sorted:

  • Choice of sort order :
    • Ascending order, a file named aaaa.txt will be stored in the name table before one named aaab.txt. [Default]
    • Descending order (aaab.txt before aaaa.txt)
  • Choice of folder layout :
    • Before the files: Groups the folders together at the top of the name table, and sorts the files separately.
    • After the files: Groups the folders after the files, and sorts the files separately. [Default]
    • Mixed with the files: No difference between files and folders, they are all sorted together.

These options are available in the sort popup menu, on the right of the sort icon.