Faqs

Registration (3)

Why doesn’t my registration work?

Please try to hold the CTRL key while starting. This way you can reset the startup settings. The reset registration data option will clear the current registration and may clear problems related to the registration data.

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If I update from v5 to v6, why does my registration data gets lost?

We have reports from some users that the registration data gets lost when updating from v5 to v6. A workaround is to re-install v6 in a new / empty folder (e.g. Program Files/WinNc 6/)  

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Can I upgrade WinNc with a discount?

WinNc v5, v6 and v7 users can upgrade WinNc to v8 for free. Older WinNc (v1 – v4.8) users can upgrade for € 10,- Mail us with your registration data and we will send you an upgrade link >>

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Bugfixes (1)

How do I get the latest bugfixes?

To check if bugs are already fixed we also we recommend to update the beta versions. All the latest small fixes are active there. (Options > Options > “Update beta versions”) The beta version is only available to registered users.

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Using WinNc (16)

How can I view a MPEG or AVI files fullscreen?

By double clicking the movie the viewer will display the movie fullscreen. Double click again and the window will be restored.

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How can I easily sort files in the panels?

By clicking the headers above the panel.

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How can I easily find a file in a panel?

By pressing the first letter of a file or directory you want to find. (In Norton Commander mode you will need to hold the ALT key)

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How can I use a proxy for WinNc Update?

The Updater uses the Microsoft ‘UrlDownloadToFile’ API. It will use a proxy server to access the Internet if such a proxy has been configured in Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings.

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Network drive not available when elevated to admin condition

After the first attempt to copy a file under administrator condition WinNc blocks access to network drives. Sometimes an error message appears. This is a known issue under Windows 8.x and Windows 10 and this is described at Microsoft Technet: … Continue reading

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Future: 32-bit vs 64-bit (1)

How can I show all extensions in the WinNc contextmenu?

WinNc is currently 32 bit and therefore can only show installed 32 bit shell extensions (menu items in file context menu). To enable them in WinNc, you’ll need to install the 32 bit versions of the applications. This problem will … Continue reading

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Buttonbar (1)

How can I add an icon to the button bar?

Drag the icon to an empty space on the button bar. You can change it’s properties by right clicking.

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Troubleshooting (1)

How can I reset my WinNc?

Option 1: Hold down the CTRL key when starting WinNc.  Please try to hold the CTRL key while starting. This way you can reset the application settings. The reset registration data option will clear the current registration and may clear … Continue reading

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