Andreas Software
Free programs for Windows by Andreas Jönsson

FAQ

Frequently asked questions are answered here.

How are your programs licensed?

All programs on this website are licensed as freeware without restrictions, which means that they are free to download and use without any functional or time limitations, both for private and commercial use. The programs may be distributed in their original form, but may not be for sale.

Why don't you charge for your programs?

I think that programming is fun and I write the programs in the first place because I need them myself. Everything is a mere hobby activity and the purpose has never been to make any money on the programs.

I use your programs and want to show my appreciation for your work. What can I do?

It makes me very happy that my programs are being used. If you have a website, you can link to me - that's really appreciated. If you don't have a website, you can tell your friends and colleagues about my programs.

How do I install any of your programs?

My programs are basically just to unpack to any folder and run. If you want shortcuts in the Start menu, you have to create them manually. The programs (the EXE files) can be put directly on the desktop if you want - then you don't have to make any shortcuts. (Since all my programs are portable, which means that they are storing settings in the same folder as the program file, you should not put any of my programs under the usual "Program Files" folder because then they are not able to write to the folder. You can e.g. create a new folder in the root of your system disk and give it the name "Andreas Software" and put all files there.)

How do I create a shortcut to a program in Startup?

Some programs are suitable to create a shortcut to in Startup which makes them start automatically when you login to Windows. To create a shortcut to a program in Startup you open the box Run (e.g. by pressing [WIN+R] on the keyboard) and type "shell:Startup" (for you only) or "shell:Common Startup" (for all users) and press OK. In the folder which opens you can now create a shortcut to the program (the EXE file) in the usual way. (This won't work for programs that requires administrative rights. In these cases you can use the "Task Scheduler" in Windows.)

How do I add a parameter to a program?

To add a parameter to a program you can open the box Run (e.g. by pressing [WIN+R] on the keyboard) and choose the program file and then add a space after the path to the program file and then add the parameter. Additional parameters are added in the same way (a space and the parameter). If a parameter contains spaces it has to begin and end with a double quotation mark. If you want to rationalize, you can use quotation marks in either case, that will also work. You can also create shortcuts with preset parameters, then create the shortcut to the program file as usual, then open Properties for the shortcut and add the parameter in the same way in the field Target.

Can I force a program to be shown in English or Swedish?

Yes. The programs automatically tries to detect which language to be used. If you want to choose which language to be used you can use the parameters "/English" and "/Swedish".

What does "Recursive" mean? (AS-Auto Replace, AS-Change Case, AS-File Date, AS-File Table)

Recursive is an option that indicates whether the program should search also in subfolders to the selected folder.

What does "Filter" mean? (AS-Auto Replace, AS-File Renamer, AS-File Table)

Filter is a criterion for inclusion of files. Enter "*.TXT" to include all TXT files. Do you want to include all files, enter "*". (Without double quotation marks.)

What does "Case sensitive" mean? (AS-Auto Replace)

Case sensitive is an option that indicates whether the program should make any difference in uppercase and lowercase letters.

Under what circumstances, files can be skipped? (AS-Auto Replace)

This applies to the "Auto" mode in AS-Auto Replace. If a file has an encoding mode (which the program can identify) that is not supported, the program will skip this file. This is done to avoid damage to the file's contents.

What is the INI/PREF/BIN file?

Some of the programs are storing settings in this file, usually with the filename "ProgramName.INI", "ProgramName.PREF" or "ProgramName.BIN". This file can be deleted if you want to reset the program's settings.

Other questions? Contact me.

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