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Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Cvette, May 25, 2010.

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  1. Cvette

    Cvette Registered Member

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    Hi folks. I'm looking for a virtualization software that will remind me before shutdown/reboot if I would like to commit my changes. I had a few many "whoops's" with Shadow Defender and forgetting to bring it out of the live mode.

    Anyone know of something out there like this? I tried Comodo Time Machine but that bird never took flight.
     
  2. Peter 123

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    I do not know if such a virtualization software exists, but perhaps you should stay with Shadow Defender and simply try to find a method (script) or a tool that will remind you when you shutdown your computer.

    Try to search with Google for example with the words reminder, shutdown. So you can find some useful information.

    Take a look for example at the following links:

    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Pop-up-reminder-prompt-before-shutdown-t146298.html

    http://forums.techguy.org/tech-tips-tricks/744259-solved-windows-shutdown-reminder-message.html

    Or you could look directly at some of the numerous reminder tools that you will find for example at Softpedia:
    http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search.php?search_term=reminder&x=13&y=10

    There was definitely a program created for the purpose you are interested in:
    "Shutdown Reminder Pro 1.0" (http://www.pcwelt.de/downloads/tools_utilities/sonstiges/34214/shutdown_reminder_pro_10/).
    But it was in German, it was not free (29 €) and it seems to be not longer available. :doubt: But I am quite sure that something similar will exist.
     
  3. Cvette

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    Thank-you Peter, I really appreciate your reply. I guess I should have gone to more lengths to test SD, I didn't realize how long it takes to commit the changes! Yikes!. Ugh... off to experiment with more virtualization programs I guess, hard to find the right one ya know? Thanks!
     
  4. ratwing

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    Alan, I dont know if this will help you or not,but a couple of tricks I haves used
    to avoid "Duh!!" moments with ShadowDefender,is to set exclusions for those
    folders that are always changing,but never receive internet download content.
    For example the folder I store "work in progress" documents.

    I then lock those folders down with blocked file access in Sandboxie.

    I do not have to worry about saving my work over reboot then,and the exclusion is relatively safe.

    As far as downloads,my desktop download folder is not excluded,nor do I want it to be,as I never want to save anything from the internet, to my real system,without a conscious action on my part.

    Running in ShadowMode constantly trains your "save/commit" reflex much quicker than only using ShadowDefender on demand.
    But I know that is the way most people use it.

    respect,

    rat
     
  5. Cvette

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    Hi ratwing, thanks for your post! I am currently still using SD on my Desktop, and Acronis on my test PC.

    I'm loving Acronis thus far, it is the best of both worlds, it has the imaging I was wanted in Comodo Time Machine, and the virtualization I wanted in Shadow Defender, PLUS it will remind me when I shutdown! :D

    I will keep both for a few weeks and see which one works best for me. And certainly will take your advice about a excluded folder to put everything in.

    Cheers mate! :)
     
  6. ratwing

    ratwing Guest

    Good show Alan!!

    respect, Rat
     
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