File Manager StepUp v.2.0 for Windows 3.1
and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 - just makes
File Manager work better. Provides standard
FM's dialog boxes with additional useful
elements ('history' lists, 'verify' check
boxes, etc.); shows the dialogs with 3D
effects; brings customizeble Quick Menu and
Execute Menu; allows to easily view, edit, or
print arbitrary files; contains useful
utilities (calculating the size of dirs
including their subdirs, etc.). FM StepUp
makes the File Manager an actually user
friendly application. Try it - and you won't
believe you worked without FM StepUp before.
The way software should be!
// Welcome to File Manager StepUp!
// the File Manager Extender
// for Microsoft(R) Windows(tm) 3.1, 3.11
// and Windows for Workgroups(tm) 3.11
// Version 2.0
// Copyright (c) 1994, ChaoSoft.
// All rights reserved.
This file contains introductory information about the File Manager
Please see on-line Help for detailed instructions on how to use
this software and all other related information.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1. About FM StepUp
1.2. What's new in version 2.0
1.3. How to use the documentation
1.4. This is Shareware - Try Before You Buy!
2. Installing FM StepUp
2.1. Using INSTALL utility
2.2. Manual installation
3. How to reach the author of the FM StepUp
// 1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 About File Manager StepUp
FM StepUp is the powerful and innovative File Manager extender
for Microsoft(R) Windows(tm) 3.1, 3.11, and Windows for Workgroups
FM StepUp makes the File Manager an actually user friendly
application. With FM StepUp installed in your system you will
perform various file management operations easier and faster.
FM StepUp enhances standard dialog boxes of the File Manager,
providing them with additional useful features (history lists,
remembering you previous commands; 'verify' check boxes; 'browse'
FM StepUp allows you to combine most frequently used commands of
the File Manager into the Quick Menu, so you can access them just
pressing the right button of your mouse.
FM StepUp makes your able to easily create, view, edit, or print
arbitrary files, not necessarily associated with an application,
and you can assign your favorite viewer or editor to do this.
FM StepUp provides you with some unique or hard-to-find commands,
allowing you, for example, to figure out the total size of a
directory, including all its subdirectories; change date or time
of the file; run the default screen saver whenever you want it to;
FM StepUp allows you to add your own commands to the File Manager
and easily execute them. You may use this possibility to launch
frequently used applications (as Corneal Panel or Clipboard viewer)
directly from File Manager menu, or to perform preprogrammed
operations over files selected in a File Manager's window (like
UnZip or UnArj).
If you are a network administrator, FM StepUp can help you to
restrict some of the File Manager's capabilities (in almost the
same way as you do it for the Program Manager), allowing you to
prevent your users from performing potentially dangerous or
After all, FM StepUp is highly customizable. You are in charge of
almost every aspect of its functionality - from the size of the
history lists to contents of the Quick Menu and Execute Menu.
Try it - and you won't believe you worked without FM StepUp
The way software should be!
1.2. What's new in the version 2.0
New features, new documentation, new installation utility, new
registration encouragement policy.
No new bugs (hopefully!).
The only old thing is the price. Yes, due to success of the FM
StepUp ver.1.x and support of our registered users, we were able to
significantly improve FM StepUp and keep the same low registration
And as our special thanks for all of you who invested your money
in FM StepUp - the UPGRADE FROM ANY PREVIOUS VERSION OF FM STEPUP
to version 2.0 is FREE! If you are a registered user of the FM
StepUp, you will get new disk from us shortly, if you have not
received it yet.
If you tried any of the previous versions of the FM StepUp and did
not like it by any reason, you should definitely try this one.
SPECIAL NOTE for Windows for Workgroups users: if you had given up
the FM StepUp ver.1.x because of the conflict between FM StepUp
and Toolbar, please take a look at the current version. That bug
has been fixed and they (FM StepUp and toolbar) enjoy each the
1.3 How to use the documentation
The complete information on the FM StepUp software, including the
description of the installation procedure, how to get updates, how
to register your copy, troubleshooting hints, order forms, answers
to frequently asked questions, etc., is available in the Windows
help format, file FMSTEPUP.HLP.
If you have already installed FM StepUp you can access the
information by choosing StepUp | Help from File Manager's menu.
Or, double click the 'FM StepUp Help' icon in the FMStepUp group
created for Program Manager after automatic installation.
Or, choose command Run from Program Manager or File Manager main
menu, and enter the full name (including complete path) of the
FMSTEPUP.HLP file. For example, if you have placed the FM StepUp
files into directory TEMP on your hard disk C, enter the following
string into the Run dialog box:
and click OK button.
Another way to view the file is to open the directory window with
the File Manager and double click its filename with the mouse.
1.4. THIS IS SHAREWARE: TRY BEFORE YOU BUY !
This is NOT a free or public domain software. This is SHAREWARE,
i.e. copyrighted software which you can "try before you buy".
Shareware is a great concept and we encourage you to try out File
Manager StepUp and pass along the unregistered copies to your
You may try the program for the evaluation period of up to 14
days. After that time, you are required to purchase the software
through registration or else discontinue its use. (please read the
complete text of License agreement in FM StepUp Help for details).
Unlicensed copies of our products are 100% fully functional. We
make them this way so that you can have a real look at them, and
then decide whether they fit your needs or not. Our entire
business depends on your honesty. If you use it, we expect you to
pay for it. We feel that if we treat you right, you will treat us
When you pay for the shareware you like, you are voting with your
pocketbook, and will encourage us to bring you more of the same
kinds of products.
// WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU REGISTER File Manager StepUp ?
1. The personal Registration Number, allowing you to remove
registration reminder and put your name in the About FM StepUp
2. Disk with the latest version of the FM StepUp.
2. The privilege to be personally informed about new major
releases of the FM StepUp and other software products from
3. 50% discount when upgrading to new versions of the FM StepUp.
4. FREE 90-days customer support through electronic or regular mail.
// REGISTERING FM StepUp
You can register your copy of the FM StepUp software with a credit card
(Visa, MC, Amex, or Discover), personal check, money order, or
cash. Please see topic 'How To Register' in the FM StepUp Help for
details and order forms.
// 2. INSTALLING File Manager StepUp
Unlike most other Windows applications, FM StepUp is not a
stand-alone program: there is no special executable file you would
run to start the FM StepUp. To use the FM StepUp software, all you
need is properly install it, and it will run automatically every
time you run the File Manager.
Please follow these simple rules to install the FM StepUp:
1. If not already running Microsoft Windows, start Windows 3.1 or
Windows for Workgroups 3.11.
2. If the FM StepUp package came to you compressed, uncompress it
into some temporary directory on either your hard or floppy
disk. If you got the package on the original installation
diskette, insert it into a floppy drive (A or B).
3. Select the File | Run menu option of the Program Manager or
File Manager, and type into the Run dialog box:
and press Enter (or click OK button). If problems occur,
include the full path to the directory where you have the FM
StepUp files placed.
4. The installation program will prompt you for any
additional information needed.
5. The installation program will copy all the necessary files to a
specified directory on your hard disk, create the program group
'FMStepUp', and make an entry in the WINFILE.INI file declaring
the FM StepUp as an extension of the File Manager.
After the installation complete, you can immediately start using
File Manager enhanced with FM StepUp.
The fiist time when you run it, FM StepUp will display
registration reminder, and the About FM StepUp screen will read
'Unregistered copy'. If you have registered your copy and obtained
your personal Registration number from us, you may use it to
remove the registration reminder from the screen and put your name
in the About FM StepUp screen. To do it, choose Preferences from
the StepUp menu of File Manager and when a dialog box pops up,
click the Register button. Now enter your name (exactly as it
appears in your Registration acknowledgment) and the Registration
If the automatic installation fails by any reason, you can install
the FM StepUp manually:
1. Create a directory on a hard disk for FM StepUp, say
C:\FMSTEPUP, and copy all the files from the FM StepUp
installation disk into that directory. If you obtained the FM
StepUp files compressed in an archive, extract all the files
2. Close File Manager.
3. Copy the file CTL3D.DLL into the Windows SYSTEM directory on
your hard drive (be sure not to overwrite the newer version of
this file if you have already got one!). If you are using a
networked Windows installation and the SYSTEM directory is
write-protected, put the file CTL3D.DLL into the WINDOWS
4. Open file WINFILE.INI for editing (using Notepad or any other
text editor). This file is located in the WINDOWS directory on
your hard disk (or directory you specified when installing
Windows). Please note: the file you need is WINFILE.INI, not
Find the section [AddOns] in this file and place the following
string right after the string [AddOns]:
(or specify the directory you copied the FM StepUp's files in,
if other than FMSTEPUP).
The resulting portion of the WINFILE.INI should look like
(... means other lines of the file). Save the file.
5. Run File Manager.
You shell find new menu item, StepUp, among the other items of the
File Manager's main menu, if the installation has been completed
successfully. If you cannot see the StepUp item in the main menu
of the File Manager, an error has occurred. Please verify that you
have done all the steps above, and, particularly, specified
correct path in the [AddOns] section of the WINFILE.INI file.
// 3. HOW TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR
Thank you for using File Manager StepUp!
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding FM StepUp, I
will be glad to hear from you. You can reach me through Internet
sending an electronic mail to: [email protected]
or you can write to me:
Old Town, ME 04468-0043
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