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Why is there a XnView folder under %appdata%

Post by Nelson » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:01 pm

Hi there:

I found that there is a XnView folder under my %appdata% folder,
but there's nothing in this XnView folder.

Can somebody tell me what it is for ?

And I also found that everytime when I set a picture as wallpaper,
XnView creates a BMP file under %appdata%.
So, if I use XnView to set pictures as wallpapers many times,
there will be lots of BMP files - they really waste my disk space :(

I wanna ask if it is possible to create only one BMP file as wallpaper ?

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Not only…

Post by Clo » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:15 pm

:) Hello !

- That folder is used too for another purpose ! If you set a "Favourite" list in the browser, it shall be saved as :
C:\windows\Application Data\XnView\bookmark.ini
- It's your own choice to create BMPs as wallpapers or not ! If you wish to keep many ones, you can pack them as ZIP or RAR etc., this decreases the size a lot ! Just keep one on use "as is". You can always unpack one if you want to change your wallpaper… Packing / unpacking is easy with Total Commander which has these built-in functions, for instance…

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Re: Not only…

Post by Nelson » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:58 pm

Clo wrote::) Hello !
- It's your own choice to create BMPs as wallpapers or not ! If you wish to keep many ones, you can pack them as ZIP or RAR etc., this decreases the size a lot ! Just keep one on use "as is". You can always unpack one if you want to change your wallpaper… Packing / unpacking is easy with Total Commander which has these built-in functions, for instance…

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
Claude
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Well, maybe you misunderstood what I meant.

I hope I can describe it more clearly :)
- Now I use XnView to view a picture and use the "Set as wallpaper" function.
- Then there will be a "xnview_wallpaper_20050615.bmp" under my %appdata% folder.
- If I use XnView to view the same or another picture the next day,
and also set it as wallpaper by XnView's "Set as wallpaper" function.
- Then there will be a "xnview_wallpaper_20050616.bmp" under my %appdata% folder.

So, XnView will automatically create a BMP file according to the date.

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Post by ckv » Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:13 pm

Many programs which can set wallpaper use similar way to store the wallpaper, but commonly they use only one file to store the wallpaper. Are you sure that XnView don't delete the old wallpaper before setting new wallpaper?
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Post by Icfu » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:16 pm

The wallpapers should be saved inside %appdata%\XnView directory, not outside in %appdata%, this is the whole problem. Unfortunately many applications tend to put their stuff directly in %appdata% instead of creating an own subfolder there like expected, it's a real mess.

I hope this will be fixed, it really doesn't look too good...

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Post by Nelson » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:20 am

ckv wrote:Many programs which can set wallpaper use similar way to store the wallpaper, but commonly they use only one file to store the wallpaper. Are you sure that XnView don't delete the old wallpaper before setting new wallpaper?
Under v1.74, it did so.
But now, v1.80 doesn't.
You can check this out by yourself :)

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Matter of words…

Post by Clo » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:34 am

:arrow: icfu

:) Hi Jeff !
- Said like this, it's clear !
- Indeed, Nelson is right : the wallpaper BMP is placed in the root of <windows\Application Data> here too, not in the …\XnView directory.
- Odd : I tested, it works, though… Small :bug:

- However, about the HD used space, it's the same, as well inside as outside the "legal" appropriate folder… Personally, I never use a wallpaper (even under Xp-Pro with 1 GB RAM), but I guess that packing a collection to keep it is a good solution…

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Post by xnview » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:13 pm

Icfu wrote:The wallpapers should be saved inside %appdata%\XnView directory, not outside in %appdata%, this is the whole problem. Unfortunately many applications tend to put their stuff directly in %appdata% instead of creating an own subfolder there like expected, it's a real mess.
Ok, it's a problem
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Post by ckit » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:53 pm

This has been fixed\changed in XnView 1.80.1.
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Post by Icfu » Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:02 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Not only…

Post by Nelson » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:56 am

Nelson wrote: - Now I use XnView to view a picture and use the "Set as wallpaper" function.
- Then there will be a "xnview_wallpaper_20050615.bmp" under my %appdata% folder.
- If I use XnView to view the same or another picture the next day,
and also set it as wallpaper by XnView's "Set as wallpaper" function.
- Then there will be a "xnview_wallpaper_20050616.bmp" under my %appdata% folder.

So, XnView will automatically create a BMP file according to the date.
Hi there, sorry for bothering again.
Can anyone explain why it's necessary to create a new BMP file according to the date ?

Every time I set a picture as wallpaper, XnView creates a xnview_wallpaper_<Date>.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

If I set it as wallpaper via XnView_Shell, there will be a xnviewshell_wallpaper.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

Can anyone tell me why it needs to create so many wallpaper files ?
Why not just ONE xnview_wallpaper.bmp or something ?

Though almost every user doesn't care, it really wastes disk space.
If there is a BMP file with 1024x768 dimension created everyday, it wastes about 60MB per-month.

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Re: Not only…

Post by Dreamer » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:17 pm

Nelson wrote:
Nelson wrote: - Now I use XnView to view a picture and use the "Set as wallpaper" function.
- Then there will be a "xnview_wallpaper_20050615.bmp" under my %appdata% folder.
- If I use XnView to view the same or another picture the next day,
and also set it as wallpaper by XnView's "Set as wallpaper" function.
- Then there will be a "xnview_wallpaper_20050616.bmp" under my %appdata% folder.

So, XnView will automatically create a BMP file according to the date.
Hi there, sorry for bothering again.
Can anyone explain why it's necessary to create a new BMP file according to the date ?

Every time I set a picture as wallpaper, XnView creates a xnview_wallpaper_<Date>.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

If I set it as wallpaper via XnView_Shell, there will be a xnviewshell_wallpaper.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

Can anyone tell me why it needs to create so many wallpaper files ?
Why not just ONE xnview_wallpaper.bmp or something ?

Though almost every user doesn't care, it really wastes disk space.
If there is a BMP file with 1024x768 dimension created everyday, it wastes about 60MB per-month.
I agree, there should be an option "max. X images" or "last X days"...

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Re: Not only…

Post by Guest » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:41 pm

Nelson wrote: Can anyone explain why it's necessary to create a new BMP file according to the date ?

Every time I set a picture as wallpaper, XnView creates a xnview_wallpaper_<Date>.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

If I set it as wallpaper via XnView_Shell, there will be a xnviewshell_wallpaper.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

Can anyone tell me why it needs to create so many wallpaper files ?
Why not just ONE xnview_wallpaper.bmp or something ?

Though almost every user doesn't care, it really wastes disk space.
If there is a BMP file with 1024x768 dimension created everyday, it wastes about 60MB per-month.
Dear author, can you give me any reply?
I do, of course, love this software.
But I still hope to know WHY. :D

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Re: Not only…

Post by xnview » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:30 pm

Anonymous wrote:
Nelson wrote: Can anyone explain why it's necessary to create a new BMP file according to the date ?

Every time I set a picture as wallpaper, XnView creates a xnview_wallpaper_<Date>.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

If I set it as wallpaper via XnView_Shell, there will be a xnviewshell_wallpaper.bmp under "%appdata%\XnView".

Can anyone tell me why it needs to create so many wallpaper files ?
Why not just ONE xnview_wallpaper.bmp or something ?

Though almost every user doesn't care, it really wastes disk space.
If there is a BMP file with 1024x768 dimension created everyday, it wastes about 60MB per-month.
Dear author, can you give me any reply?
I do, of course, love this software.
But I still hope to know WHY. :D
I'll add an option for that...
Pierre.

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