Re: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?

Subject: Re: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:26:10 -0400

Steve, I don't see Fences as voodoo, and am a user of another Stardock
product.

I'm not opposed to Fences. What I am opposed to is having to train a nOOb
who may not understand anything about the underlying folder structure. This
portends of other shortcomings that may be a recipe for disaster in times
to come.

The whole thing smacks of someone being thrust into a positionâ*any*
positionâfor which the person has not been adequately trained.

Been there, done that, and continue to experience it most every day. Just
yesterday I got my car serviced at a dealership that had a recent computer
change. My estimate showed a transmission pan gasket at $268.92...it was
only off by a decimal point.

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On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
wrote:

> In Fences you can create a folder portal directly into a network folder,
> as long as you have permissions to open that folder.
>
> It's really not a big deal. You have window-shade roll-up/pull-down view
> (you can leave it in either state) of the folder contents right on your
> desktop.
>
> There are risks -- you want to be careful with drag and drop on your
> desktop, so you don't accidentally drop something into the wrong folder --
> but that can happen with an open network folder anyway. No different than
> the risks in working in Windows Explorer (I've accidentally dropped things
> into the "expand to current folder" list in an open Explorer window -- and
> couldn't figure out which nested folder I'd dropped it into! -- but
> recovered it doing an undo, Whew!).
>
> The tool is ten bucks. Before that I was using iconoid to organize icons,
> but this is much better.
>
> I don't understand why people are commenting on it as if it's some
> voodoo. I researched it too before getting it. Stardock seems very
> well-respected among the developer crowd and makes some interesting tools.
>
> Not a pitch but as long as the gal has an understanding of the purpose of
> Windows Explorer and directory structures, then the tool can only help her,
> I would think.
>
> Steve
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:45 AM, David Artman wrote:
>
> ...
>
> However, I *will* point out that having working files only on a
> local-machine drive (Desktop, C drive, who cares) is a recipe for a total
> loss scenario. If you cannot have her map to a network share and use
> <whatever> to navigate it and build the folder and file structure you
> prefer, then you better have a nightly (or even hourly) backup job running
> that syncs the local files onto a flash drive or mirror hard drive or
> something!
>
> ...
>
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RE: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?: From: David Artman
RE: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?: From: Janoff, Steven

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