It is possible to modify the default NoteFrog installation within certain limitations. It requires knowledge of the Windows file structure, administrative priviledges and a willingness and ability to move and modify certain files. We will offer reasonable assistance if requested, but can not be held to supporting every non-standard configuration request.
Following a “Standard” Installation:
NoteFrog.exe = NoteFrog program
EasyTimer.exe = EasyTimer program
recycleDB.exe = Uninstall data clean up utility
hunspelldll.dll = spell checker
_help.html = used in file exports
unins000.dat = data used for uninstalling
unins000.exe = uninstaller
“Program” files and location
c:\Program Files (x86)\NoteFrog (Vista/Win7) OR
c:\Program Files\NoteFrog (Windows XP)
“Application data” files location
(You will need Admin privileges to access/view these files/folders)
chime.ogg = EasyTimer chime sound file
etbkg.png = EasyTimer window background
timer.png = Timer image
c:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\HTConsulting\NoteFrog
resources (folder) containing:
nf_options.html = Alternate Help Menu HTML
nf_rightclick.html = Alternate Help Menu HTML
nf_utilities.html = “Help/Utilities” window
web.dll = support for exporting HTML
command.png = Alternate Help Menu image
editbuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
help_24.png = Alternate Help Menu image
itembuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
rtfbuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
toolbuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
help.gif = Alternate Help Menu image
CuckooClock.wav = Reminder sound file
Frog.wav = clip capture sound file
en_US.dic = hunspell dictionary
en_US.aff = hunspell dictionary
en_US.dat = hunspell dictionary supplement
Created in “resources” folder by running NoteFrog the first time
NoteFrog.ini = Initialization/preferences data
NoteFrog.db = Main NoteFrog notes/data library
NoteFrog.a/b/c.log = programs logs
Installed In your “documents” folder:
Instructions for Running a “non-standard” installation:
The program must be able to find the NoteFrog.ini file and the resources folder. Normally, the ini is created and located in the resources folder.
The NoteFrog.ini, NoteFrog.db, NoteFroga/b/c.log and optional spell check dictionary (e.g. en_US.dat), must be in a location which the NoteFrog program has write access to. Per windows security restrictions, under Windows Vista/7/8 programs do NOT have write access to the Program folder – e.g. c:\Program Files (x86)\NoteFrog.
The NoteFrog program, NoteFrog.exe, looks for an ini file and if it doesn’t find one, assumes this is a “fresh” installation and creates one in the default location (the /resources folder – see above).
The program looks for an ini file per:
First – The program’s “application data” folder (see above)- Windows default location.
Second – The program folder itself (a “hold over” from original XP portable installations) – Not desired.
Third – A “resources” folder within the program folder – e.g. NoteFrog/resources/NoteFrog.ini = preferred portable location.
It uses the LAST one it finds, or if none is found, creates one in the default (“First”) location.
It uses the ini file to locate the NoteFrog library database -> NoteFrog.db Thus, if it is unable to locate an ini it will ask you to either locate the database for it, or let it create a new one.
Editing the ini:
Be sure to use a “Plain text” editor (e.g. Notepad) and save the file as NoteFrog.ini (Notepad will add a .txt by default unless you’re specific – “save as”)
All file location references are absolute
Database = (normal location of the NoteFrog.db file) e.g. “Database = d:/NoteFrog/resources/NoteFrog.db”
Opened = (if present, this contains the path to a database opened via the NoteFrog “Library” command “Open an alternate Stack Library”)
If this entry is present, it is used to locate the NoteFrog database. Otherwise, simply leave it blank
If you are moving the NoteFrog installation to a non-default location, you’ll need to edit the “Dictionary = ” entry to reflect the new location of the dictionary – e.g.”Dictionary = d:/NoteFrog/resources/en_US.dic”