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O.P. Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
Can i reinstall the sounds that are in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Messenger Plus!\Custom Sounds"?

I had to reinstall my computer thanks to some crappy program screwing with my keyboard @_@
06-19-2005 08:33 PM
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RE: Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
Unfortunately you can't do that automatically based on this directory, sorry.. however, you can probably do it in a minute or two by just using the /sound command with the ID of every sound you had (which is the name of each file).
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06-19-2005 09:14 PM
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RE: Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
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Unfortunately you can't do that automatically based on this directory, sorry.. however, you can probably do it in a minute or two by just using the /sound command with the ID of every sound you had (which is the name of each file).
but if you have about 2,500 sounds like I do, that could take a while :p

Isn't the best option to export all your sounds then to import them all again after the reinstall?
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06-19-2005 09:17 PM
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RE: Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
of course it is, but I guess this guy just couldn't do it for some reason (and if you can, then yes, the best is to export all your soudns and to import them again).

Btw... 2500 sounds?!?! it must take for ever to load the sound panel doesn't it?
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06-19-2005 09:23 PM
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RE: Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
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Btw... 2500 sounds?!?! it must take for ever to load the sound panel doesn't it?
yea it does, it freezes Messenger for upto 10 seconds sometimes.  I have so many cos I test all of the SoundPacks uploaded to [cheap plug] MPsounds.net [/cheap plug]

Thats why I requested in somewhere that you make the sound panel load in a seperate thread if possible :p
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06-19-2005 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by Patchou
of course it is, but I guess this guy just couldn't do it for some reason (and if you can, then yes, the best is to export all your soudns and to import them again).

Btw... 2500 sounds?!?! it must take for ever to load the sound panel doesn't it?



Well i had so much to reinstall so i forgot =/
06-19-2005 09:28 PM
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RE: Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
I had the same problem (see thread Here)

It was a while ago, but I finally managed to create an application that:

1) Scans the folder and creates a list of all the sounds there
2) Retreives the sound name for each file found
3) Enables the user to select the files they wish to re-add
4) Adds the basic information required to the registry (now including the sound category) and thus re-installs each sound

I have tested it and have also given to a couple of friends who also had the same problem, and it worked for them also, but I was wondering how any of you guys felt if I improved upon it enough to make it publicly available? I have uploaded screenshots here:

Scan PC:
[Image: scanpc4fk.th.jpg]

Select Sounds:
[Image: selectsounds6ly.th.jpg]

Install Sounds:
[Image: installsounds1hk.th.jpg]

Finished Install:
[Image: finishedinstall4oa.th.jpg]

About Screen:
[Image: finishedabout1vv.th.jpg]

Any input would be good :)

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06-26-2005 02:39 PM
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Looks like a very useful tool (Y)

If you do release it I'll add a page about it on MPSounds.net with a tutorial on how to use it if thats ok?
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06-26-2005 02:44 PM
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RE: Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
Yeah that would be great Dempsey!

It still needs some work at the moment, as originally it was for personal use and therefore only Windows 2000/XP compatible (due to the sounds folder) and I would also like to change the way sounds are played when the user presses "preview sounds" (as it currently uses windows media player which I'm SURE is not the best way of doing it) but I'll keep you informed.

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RE: Reinstall sounds @ Application Data
what language is it programmed in?  C++ by the looks of it?
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06-26-2005 02:49 PM
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