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File Smiler 1.6

File Smiler turns your files and folders into Self-mounting Image files using Apple's Disk Copy 6.3.
Disk Copy only allows you to create disk image files, directly. To create Self-Mounting Image files, Disk Copy 6.3 must be accessed through Applescript.

File Smiler to handle your files how you want it to.
You can batch process files,folders and disk image files.
When creating a SMI file from a folder, all icon placements and window dimensions are kept.
All temporary files are stored in a folder which is placed in the trash at the end of processing.
All SMI files are now compressed during processing. This means to post on the internet, just binhex the file.
File Smiler is still free!

What's new in version 1.6
You can choose where File Smiler saves the SMI files.
File Smiler makes its own entries into the Disk Copy log.
Double-clicking allows you to set the location of SMI files.
Drag and drop will process your files and folders.
Already compressed images will now no longer be re-compressed.
Minor bug fixes.

Simply copy the File Smiler folder to wherever you want it.
If you are updating File Smiler, remove all previous versions, then rebuild the desktop by holding down the command and option keys at startup.
If you cannot drag and drop onto File Smiler, rebuild the desktop.

System Requirements
Applescript (part of a standard install of MacOS 8.x - MacOS 8.6 recommended).
Apple Disk Copy 6.3 or greater.
500kB RAM
About twice as much Hard Disk Space as the original files take up.

To create SMI files from your folders and files, simply drag files, folders and disk image files onto File Smiler.

There are three basic conditions:
If you drag a single folder or disk onto File Smiler:
a new disk image will be created from the folder. That is, the disk will have the folder's name, and the contents of the disk will be the contents of the folder.

If you drag a file or multiple files and/or folders onto File Smiler:
You will be asked if you would like your folders saved as separate disk images, all on the one disk image, or all separate disk images in the same SMI file.
You will be asked what your new disk image will be called if required.
New disk image/s will be created, with the the appropriate names.

If you drag one or more disk image files (not the self-mounting files) onto File Smiler:
Again, you will have the choice of a multi-session disk file, or separate SMI files.

It is possible to drag a combination of image files and files/folders.
File Smiler is smart enough to differentiate between the two kinds.

New Self-Mounting Image file/s will appear on the desktop. When launched, a disk image is mounted just as if it was a real disk.
The disk image file, that the Self-Mounting Image file is made from, is placed in the trash at the end of processing.

A word of thanks
Thanks to Michele Garoche for her help in uncovering some errors and eradicating them.

Version History
1.0 First Release.
1.01 Moves image to trash
1.02 Handles many small (less than 4.k) files. Works on physical size, rather than logical.
1.5 Allows greater choice in handling files and folders.
Keeps all temporary files in a temp folder, which is moved to the trash at post-processing
1.6 Allows user to set SMI location.

File Smiler is freeware.
This means you may use it obligation free.
You may distibute it as long as you keep all the accompanying files together.
If you wish to distribute File Smiler as part of a commercial package, or on a compilation CD-ROM, then please let me know.

The usual legal stuff
If by some stroke of poor luck you are hit by a thermonuclear weapon, then mellow software could possibly take responsibility for your computer crashing or becoming otherwise damaged from this software (after serious consultation with our lawyers).

Contact Details
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