Topic "Ability to background download queue with D&D/Portable mode"

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Wes
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I use the portable version of WinSCP synced in Dropbox. I've learned I had to change my drag and drop mode as shell association doesn't work in portable mode. This is fine, but I also found you can't background tasks while downloading with this configuration. It works okay with uploading though. I really dislike modal Windows and am trying to speed up my process, so I'd love to find a solution to this.

The only thing I can come up with is switch to non-portable version and symlink the .ini settings to Dropbox, but that's a bit hacky and I have to set it up on every new PC I use. I wish I could install the proper shell association even in portable mode.

Do you have any solutions to how I might enable backgrounding using D&D / temporary download mode? Is this considered a bug, or is it by design?

Gonna stick with WinSCP either way, having encrypted passwords and a "please overwrite all" dialog was the reason I left Filezilla. And portable mode, of course.
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Wes wrote:
The only thing I can come up with is switch to non-portable version and symlink the .ini settings to Dropbox, but that's a bit hacky and I have to set it up on every new PC I use. I wish I could install the proper shell association even in portable mode.

Just try to "regsvr32 dragext.dll" manually. It should do.

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Do you have any solutions to how I might enable backgrounding using D&D / temporary download mode? Is this considered a bug, or is it by design?

It's by design.
Wes
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That did it, thanks. Smile

For anybody else Googling for this topic, these were my exact steps:

1. Install the non-portable version so you can grab the .dll. In my case it was DragExt64.dll.
2. Run a command prompt as admin. Run "regsvr32 DragExt64.dll".
3. Reboot.
4. In settings, change the drag and drop setting to "Use shell extension".

There is one thing though. I notice that when I upload, it copies the file, and when I download, it moves it (deletes it from the server). Would it be possible to change that to copy by default? I know you can hold ctrl, but I'm afraid I'll forget and accidentally steal somebody's files.

Thanks.
Wes
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Yep, it took all of an hour for me to accidentally move (instead of copy) all the files on a web server...
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Please read FAQ:
http://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_drag_move
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Wes
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Ah okay, thanks. Disabling "move" is good enough for me. A little less hacky than moving the temp folder (plus I'd rather not spin up a drive every time).

Thanks muchly, sorry for missing the FAQ.
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