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Message 7092 - Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 13:15:50 UTC

Would it be possible in a future version of the application to change the *.ini extension of the workunit files to something different like *.txt? *.ini files are handled by Windows\' System Restore and might be deleted when going back to an earlier restore point. Out of the seven BOINC projects my computers are attached to, Cosmology is the only one to use an extension for data files which is controlled by System Restore. With my other projects, it is sufficient to check the contents of BOINC\'s \"slots\" folders for deleted symbolic links (or restored obsolete ones) to EXEs and DLLs after a restore. It would be nice if Cosmology didn\'t require additional attention in this respect.

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Message 7094 - Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 17:54:10 UTC - in response to Message 7092.

Thanks for pointing this out. a change like this would require a new code version. So it\'ll be a while until we can follow up on this. But I\'ll put this on the to-do list.


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Message 8091 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 3:14:01 UTC - in response to Message 7094.
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Something maybe more important is the checkpointing files have a .CHK extension which Winders uses as its recovered fsck fragments.
Thats okay but assorted disk cleaners can be happily bin those, causing havok...

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Message 8092 - Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 15:56:28 UTC - in response to Message 8091.

I don't think that this is a problem, those checkdisk fragments are always in the root directory, BOINC checkpoints are never. A disk cleaner should know the difference.

The BOINC directories should be excluded from disk cleaners anyway.

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