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Settings
Preferences is composed of eight sections:
General
Appearance
File Association Categories
Temporary Files
Chart Options
Report Options
Web Reports
Favourites
General
Automatically check for updates on startup
Enble this if you want to check for updates evertime Xinorbis is opened. If this option is disabled then it's still possible to check for updates from the "help" menu.
Enable folder history
For more information on Folder History see here.
Enable full file logging
Stores all file and folder information in the database, this is instead of just file totals and folder statistics.
Allow SQL statements when searching
For advanced users. Allows SQL search queries to be used in the search box.
Table row height (default is 17)
Alter the heights of rows in every table.
 
Post Scan
Select which data tab you would like Xinorbis to open after the scan has finished (select "Do nothing" for none).
Custom viewer
Select an application (such as a hex editor) that you wish to use to view files instead of the default Windows setting. The custom viewer options is available with the right mouse button on the Search table and Dates tree view.
 
Xinorbis has several settings that will increase processing speed and minimise memory usage. However, disabling some options will restrict the information that can be gathered and displayed.
 
Just-in-time processing
Enabling this setting will cause Xinorbis to only build certain displays when they are required. This will speed up the initial scan but may cause (slight) delays when selecting certain tabs, although this will only happen once for each tab/display.
 
Don't build date tree
When a drive or folder with many thousands of files has been processed the routines that create the Date tree can take a while to build the display. If you aren't interested in the time and date stamps of the files being scanned then enabling this optimisation will decrease the time of the initial scan. After the scan has finished it's still possible to see the Date tree display by selecting from the drop down list (Created, Modified and Accessed).
The ability to search by dates (created, modified and accessed) is not affected by this option.
Add file names to "Date" tab
If this setting is selected the every file in the current scan will be added to the relevant Date "node" in the Date tree display. Disabling this option will save processing time and Xinorbis' memory footprint.
When there's less than this many files

Enabling this setting will mean that file names are only added to the Date tree when there are fewer files in the current scan than the specified amount, the default is 1000.

Don't get file owner details
Enable this option if you are running on a system that only has one user, or you aren't interested in who each file belongs to. If you are scanning many thousands of files then enabling this optimisation can significantly speed up the scanning process.
Appearance
Customise various aspects of the Xinorbis application.
File Association Categories
(1)
Select a category to edit.
(2)
Type the extension in the box (no need for the leading '.') and click "add" or press enter.
(3)
List of extensions in this currently selected category..
(4)
Click here to delete a selected entry from the list
(5)
Click to change the display colour of this category. (shown in graphs and in the reports)
(6)
Click to restore the default associations.
(7)
Import a list of extensions for a text file (one extension per line).
(8)
Export the extensions from the current category to a text file.
(9)
Select how Xinorbis should handle file extensions when the appear in more than one category. See below.
(10)
Rename the appropriate custom category.
Xinorbis allows you to decide how it should handle file extensions that appear in more than one category;
Ignore duplicate extensions in custom categories (standard categories take precedence) (default)
The file extension will be processed as if it only appears in the standard categories, it will not appear as though it appears in any custom category
Ignore duplicate extensions in standard categories (custom categories take precedence)
The file extension will be processed as if it only appears in the custom categories, it will not appear as though it appears in any other category
Use extensions as specified in all categories (charts and reports may be inaccurate)
The file extension will be processed for every category it appears in, this will make charts and reports inaccurate so it is not receommended.
This control panel allows you to tell the program which file extensions should be associated to which category. The software has a default setup of around 40 associations. Click the "restore defaults" button to restore the associations to those of a fresh installation.
The "other" category is reserved for files with extensions that do not match any of those in the other categories. You cannot add file extensions to it!
 
Temp File
Tell Xinorbis what file types you would like flagged as temporary.
Use the filename or specific pattern, such as \temp\ or thumbs.db .
Use a wildcard such as *.tmp, ~* or *dat*.
Chart Options
Each chart within Xinorbis can have its gradient configured within this preferences section.
(a) Gradient start colour
(b) Gradient end colour
(c) Toggle the chart gradient fill
Output Options
Autosave Options
 
Autosave Drive Report
Will automatically save any drive analysis report.
Files are saved into the <report folder> \<computer name>\autosaves
The format of all reports is drive_folder_yyyymmdd_hhmmss
 
HTML Output Options
When viewing an HTML report within Xinorbis, you can decide which application to view the report with. If no application is specified then the default Windows HTML viewer (such as Internet Explorer) is used.
Customise the output of the HTML report by altering the colours used.
It is also possible to choose which sections should be included in a quick report.
XML Output Options
When viewing an XML report within Xinorbis, you can decide which application to view the report with. If no application is specified then Notepad is used.
It is also possible to choose which sections should be included in a quick report.
CSV Output Options
Setting the "include column titles" option will add an extra row to the file which lists the titles of each column.
The "Which data" option has two settings;
Category will ouput the same information as in the "table" view.
Files will output every file that was found in the current scan along with size and date details.
When viewing a CSV report within Xinorbis, you can decide which application to view the report with. If no application is specified then the current default Windows application is used (default is Notepad).
Text Output Options
When viewing a Text report within Xinorbis, you can decide which application to view the report with. If no application is specified then Notepad is used.
It is also possible to choose which sections should be included in a quick report.
Xinorbis Output Options
There are two kinds of Xinorbis report that can be set for each of the five profiles.
Normal
Stores only the file names, folder names and file sizes. This produces a smaller file at the expense of detail.
Detailed
Stores all file and folder information, much more detailed but produces much larger files (around 300% larger).
Web Reports
Enter details the FTP account that Xinorbis can use for the Web Reports features.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Favourites
Quick Folders are a list of Folders (drives, local folders or remote) that can be accessed from the button on the "scan a drive or folder" page.
(a) - The list of current Quick Folders (a maximum of 20).
(b) - Move the selected Folder up one
(c) - Move the selected Folder down one
(d) - Add a new Folder
(e) - Delete the selected Folder