Solved Where can I find rmvr16.zip?

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March 22, 2011 at 15:07:02
Specs: Win 3.11, i430Tx PR200+/256Mb
I have never had such a dry search. Is there an FTP or other site that has old files with a complete archive. The file (rmvr16.zip), is a utility for Windows 3.x which would be ideal for my hobby system according to the file description. I cannot locate where the original author is now. I found his website for the program on the wayback machine, but it seems it was abandoned years ago. No forwarding address. I was successful in finding the 32 bit version with difficulty, but no luck in obtaining the 16bit. Any ideas?

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#1
March 23, 2011 at 04:02:09
Just out of curiosity, what is this file/program supposed to do?

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#2
March 23, 2011 at 06:12:28
From the web archive of June 2000:
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What Is Remover ?

RemoveR helps you to prevent unused junk from filling your hard drive.

Why ?

One day I ended up with a 180Mb Windows directory - I didn't know where the files came from, nor which of them were still used. I decided to start from scratch, reinstall windows & write a utility to help keep an eye on these sneaky programs that dump stuff all around my drives.

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Fed up with trying various shareware packages from CDs or the Net and having them spew files all over your drives?

If you are RemoveR is for you.

Sadly not all programs come with uninstall utilities (and those that do often miss files). To solve this problem, and to keep my drive emptier, I developed RemoveR.

Simply scan the harddrive of your choice before installing a piece of software, RemoveR will take a snapshot of your files and save it. You can then install your software, then rerun RemoveR to tell you whats been changed on your harddrive. Once the changes are listed you can chose to delete files you no longer want, or to save the file list so that you can uninstall the new files at a later date.

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There are screenshots of the 32bit version there as well. Which I have obtained, but not tried. If there is another program that does a similar job I'd like to know what it is.


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#3
March 26, 2011 at 13:15:51
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It appears the file used to be hosted on ftp.winsite.com; unfortunately ftp.winsite.com doesn't seem to connect and an archive search of winsite.com is blocked by robots.txt.

Maybe sometime in the future someone will post it online. Until then, good luck!

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#4
May 5, 2011 at 16:10:51
I have finally stumbled upon the file and tested it on the VM, but not as yet on my actual oldie 3.11 computer.

My initial tests show that this program is nothing short of brilliant. It is fully functional shareware. It not only takes a snapshot of your files, but any small change is detected. It could even be used as a manual anti-virus program. In a time when anti-virus programs for 3.x are non-existant in the updateable sense, this has got to be the next best thing. I wish I could find the guy (Chris Harris) that created it. I would gladly pay for it. But the contact info is old and he is nowhere to be found on cyberspace. One criticism I have is that I would rather select the directories for creating the database, rather than the entire drive contents. It is a bit slow because of that.

It can be found in a very, very obscure ftp directory. Looking around the rest of this FTP, I am astounded at the amount old stuff that has long since disappeared from the usual simtelnet mirrors. It is an excellent FTP - especially for getting the old Coast freeware and shareware of the past.

Here is the FTP directory: sunsite.icm.edu.pl/vol/s2rzm1/coast

note: I noticed the index files in win3 directory are jumbled up for some reason. A bit annoying, but you can still muddle through.

rmv16716.zip

A further note: I have examined the program further and you can select only the directories you want scanned. So it's pretty good. I will continue to see if I can contact the author.


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