Total Commander Plugin

Total Commander backup plugin only works with Backup4all.


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Total Commander - Backup Plugin

Total Commander is a file manager software for Windows, Windows CE, and Windows Mobile. This article presents briefly what Total Commander is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

About Total Commander

Total Commanders has multiple features as a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a versatile multi-rename tool with regular expression support. The program is extensible by programmers via an open plugin-API and it has the ability to bind external programs for viewing or editing files. Many plugins are freely available for e.g. different packer formats or file viewer for special file formats. As well, a large variety of internal functions (commands) are available and ready to assign to icons, although some study might be needed to discover them.

How to backup and restore Total Commander using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure Total Commander, its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back up Total Commander is important as it will save you time.

Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Total Commander plugin, will allow you to back-up the application ini file, FTP settings, languages and registry entries.

In order to backup Total Commander, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Total Commander backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Total Commander. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-910.html

If you need to restore the Total Commander files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install Total Commander and the Total Commander plugin from here: Total Commander backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the Total Commander plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:

  • Languages: %programfiles%\totalcmd\Language
  • Registry:
    • HKCU\Software\Ghisler\Total Commander
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Totalcmd

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: Total-Commander.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
  <!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
  <id>{B13866AD-42BC-4413-B51E-FE90142ABAA5}</id>
  <!--Program name-->
  <name>Total Commander</name>
  <!--Executable file path-->
  <exepath type="0"/>
  <!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
  <minversion>1.0</minversion>
  <maxversion>7.9</maxversion>
  <!--Information about the plugin author-->
  <author>
    <name>Softland</name>
    <email>support@backup4all.com</email>
    <website>http://www.backup4all.com</website>
  </author>
  <!--Variables used in the XML file-->
  <variables>
    <!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
    <variable name="ini" type="reg">HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ghisler\Total Commander\IniFileName</variable>
    <variable name="ftp" type="reg">HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ghisler\Total Commander\FtpIniName</variable>
    <variable name="path" type="reg">HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ghisler\Total Commander\InstallDir</variable>
  </variables>
  <!--The backup sources-->
  <sources>
    <source name="Registry" type="registry">
      <registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Totalcmd" recursive="true"/>
      <registry path="HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ghisler\Total Commander" recursive="true"/>
    </source>
    <source name="Config" type="virtual folder">
      <source name="Ini file" type="virtual file">
        <file>#ini#</file>
      </source>
      <source name="Ftp settings" type="virtual file">
        <file>#ftp#</file>
      </source>
      <source name="Alternate files" type="folder">
        <folder>#path#</folder>
        <include>*.ini</include>
      </source>
    </source>
  </sources>
</b4asource>

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