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by Jos / August 26, 2011 2:11 AM PDT

Relating two strange occurrences:
1. I decided to download Fences, supposedly a 9.04MB file. I got a 443KB file named cnet_fences_public_exe.exe which I did not dare to use yet.
2. I searched for a new version of Everything. Found Everything Portable from David Carpenter. On Google I found the original link at CNET for Everything from voidtools where I discovered David Carpenter is the contact at voidtools but Everything Portable is not there. Still trying to understand.

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Try one more time. BUT
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 5:43 AM PDT

Look carefully under the big download button for a Direct Download link.

Sorry but I elect not to discuss the new system but will help you get the file directly.
Bob

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Just added a forum sticky for this discussion...
by John.Wilkinson / August 28, 2011 6:45 AM PDT

Link: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-12543_102-539625.html

I think my own stance against the current iteration of the installer is clear, but hope the sticky creates a unified thread for discussing the issues and hopefully getting the decision makers to revise the current policy. If you would, please post any further comments/questions there.

Regards,
John

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