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Charger440
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Third party apps

Post by Charger440 »

Fred, If this has already been answered I apologize and could you point me in the right direction?

I was finally sitting down to setup some of my apps in UVK. I ran across the issue of non-downloaded aps like autoruns. I know you already something similar built-in and I like it but I also like Autoruns. However, it is zipped from sysinternals and given that it don't change often I was just going to download it and put it in a third party folder. Well, this does not seem to be easily accomplished. I understand that you "install" UVK for beter access to the system but I also noticed that you also download a few tools to the installed folders. Is there a way to have it copy customer third party apps when it "installs?" Also, if this were made possible it should be able to save setting across "installs" as well.

Did you follow what I was asking or did I confuse you? I sometimes rattle on and I apologize if that's what it sounds like in this case.

Jim
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Re: Third party apps

Post by Fred »

Hello Jim.

I understand what you want to do. I will add a new environment variable to the next update: %InstallSourceDir%.

This way, you can easily specify the folder where UVK was installed from in third party apps that run applications located there, or in subfolders.

For instance: Let's say you launch UVKPortable from a USB stick that you plugged in to a client's computer. The USB stick's drive letter is F:, but that can be different in other machines. %InstallSourceDir% will always be the correct drive letter in all machines.

Now you have other tools in the USB stick. One of them is Autoruns.exe. You want to create a third party app that runs the Autoruns executable. You just have to specify %InstallSourceDir%\Autoruns.exe in one of the third party app's commands.

You could save your uvksr file in the USB stick too, and the third party app would work in every machine you plug it in to. Remember: If you want to load a uvksr file when you launch UVKPortable, just drag and drop the uvksr file over UVKPortable.exe (or UVKPortable.com).

Will this solve your problem?
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Charger440
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Re: Third party apps

Post by Charger440 »

Fred

That sounds like exactly what I want. Thank you! I'm surprised no one has asked for this before especially given the way you install your software, I was looking and it seemed rather hard to use third party apps you don't download and use. I think doing that would be awesome and gives SO many more options. Again thank you for adding it.

Jim
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