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Update: DriveSort v1.221

Since I was tired of hunting the DriveSort window around the screen at each startup, I finally decided to save the last window position in the settings file. Now when you start DriveSort, it goes nicely where you left it the last time.

Next, something a bit more useful, I've added a dialog box under the Playlist/Extensions... menu to configure which file extensions can be dragged around using DriveSort's playlist mode. It saves the trouble of messing with the settings file with a text editor, and should simplify matters for those of you who download DriveSort to sort their GBA/DS roms... Anyway, since I'm not into handheld games, I've no idea which additional extensions would be useful, so I've made it a bit less of a pain for you to configure.


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...