Leigh Brasington's Obsolete Freeware

This page contains old, obsolete freeware I wrote that you probably won't find useful.
It is 32 bit software for Win/95/98/ME and Win/NT/2000/XP/Vi/7.

Windows Utilities: FixClip UnInst1d
Command Line Utilities: cvtcrd

  • FixClip.Exe (stored in fixclip.zip - 9,907 bytes) Windows Application
    I wrote this because I was annoyed that when copying and pasting in a Win/95 DOS box, I kept getting a CR/LF at the end of everything I pasted (unlike in Win/NT). This program removes that "extra" CR/LF, so that Win/95 DOS boxes behave like Win/NT DOS boxes. I found that having the contents of the ClipBoard always available - it's the title of this program's window - was also very useful. I run this program minimized, but the ClipBoard contents are now available on the TaskBar. See the Help menu item for more features.

  • cvtcrd.exe (stored in cvtcrd.zip - 14,303 bytes) Console Application
    [Updated 15 Sept '00 to handle *.crd files up to 256KB.]
    Got an old CARDFILE (*.CRD) file that you want to convert to something you can read these days since Bill Gates no longer supports this format? Download this program, run it on the command line in a DOS box giving it the CARDFILE file name and an output file name to convert your CARDFILE to a tab delimited file.

  • UnInst1d.Exe (stored in uninst1d.zip - 14,455 bytes) Windows Application [I have no idea if this still works!]
    Do you want to use InstallShield® to install multiple products in a single directory, but are afraid (or know for sure) that the UnInstallShield® will remove shared files? Here's a program that will fix that. When you do your install, add UnInst1d.Exe to that single directory and run it. Then whenever you install another product in that directory using InstallShield® run UnInst1d.Exe again.

    What running UnInst1d.Exe does is add its own name to the front of the UninstallString key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\<AppName> where <AppName> was set by the entry in the Application Name field of the Application Information dialog in InstallShield®. Then when the uninstall is run from the ControlPanel/AddRemovePrograms dialog box, UnInst1d.Exe is called with a command line of UnInstallShield® command. UnInst1d.Exe makes all *.dll, *.txt and *.isr files read-only; spawns the UnInstallShield® command; then marks all *.dll, *.txt and *.isr files as read-write again after InstallShield® finishes.

    If there are other files besides *.dll, *.txt and *.isr that you need to prevent from being prematurely uninstalled, create a file named Uninst1d.txt that contains a single ANSI text line with each filename (they can include * and ?) separated by one space. Maximum additional filenames is 30 using no more than 500 bytes. Add this Uninst1d.txt file to the directory along with Uninst1d.Exe.

    If there is only one package left in the directory, when it is uninstalled, Uninst1d.Exe does nothing except spawn UnInstallShield® and immediately exit so all files are removed including itself.

    If you distribute Uninst1d.Exe as part of a commercial package, please read the note that can be seen in the Windows Explorer File/Properties dialog box for Uninst1d.Exe in the Version tab at the Legal Trademarks entry and pay the appropriate fee.

    Note: UnInst1d.Exe only works with InstallShield® and UnInstallShield®

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