new in Version 1.3:
it is now possible to add 20 files to a watchlist.
These files where checked like the marked one
in the filelist and stored as well.
You can execute the files in the watchlist equal
to the files in the filelist by double clicking to them,
so you can use the Historymaker as a quickstart platform.
The Historymaker starts now minimized in the
systemtray and pops up by clicking on the
The taskpriority ist changed to the lowest level,
so the Historymaker will not cost executiontime
of other running programs.
Sometimes i've had some trouble because of
changed documents and softwarecodes, that
the original docs or codes become overwritten
or somewhere in the edited code was a bug i can't
So i thought it would be nice to have several
Versions stored, but every vew minutes taking
a copy drives me crazy, so i developped this
tiny tool in Visual Basic 6 to do the Job.
On my system i've placed it in the autostart
so every time the system starts the program
gets started too.
You can select the drive, directory and file
that should be watched and stored,
by double clicking the file gets opened
and you can start working with.
the program then checks every 10 seconds
if the filedate and time gets changed ...
this happens when you click the save button
in your application ... and if this happens
the Historymaker creates a History folder in the
foler where the parentdocument is stored,
with subfolders date and time and copies
the file in this subfolder.
if the file is a .bas or .c sourcecode,
the included subfiles were copied too and
a textfile with the original paths were
So if debugging drives you crazy, you can
restore some older version of your file and
compare it to the original.
This tool helps me very mucht in troubleshooting
and i hope it will help you too.
tested in Windows 2000 and XP