v.exe and everything.exe

Nov 2, 2008
I'm trying to get around tcc installing these.

I have a registered version of 'v', which has the start menu etc, and of everything, i'm trying to run all copies through a download.

At the moment, tcc takes redirected calls to both v.exe and everything.

Is there some sort of fix or ini-trick to tell tcmd to use a different version of v and everything?

thanks. w
Not tested (don't have a seperate "V" or "everything"), but does this work for you?

  • Rename , move or delete everything.exe and v.exe from the TCMD program folder (*)
  • setdos /i-everything
  • setdos /i-view

(*) depending on your version of Take Command there is or is not a check for everything.dll at startup. 20.00.25 does check; 20.11.39 does not)
At the moment, everything is working from a loader made from write.exe, which uses apppaths v is also working, i replaced the v in the tcc directory with the write.exe-version, which goes through apppath to the off-path v directory.

The version of tcc is 20.11.40 on Windows 6.10.7601 (sp1 32b). v is 15.sr3 and everything is Version (x86) from tcc

The process is that i'm trying to avoid dll-hell, by first using loaders for these programs (tcc and tc each have one too). Because there are lots of places to configure, i usually just change the apppath, and rely on write.exe to pass the params correctly.
There is another option you might consider:

In Windows you can force a DLL to be searched first in the directory of the executable.
Example: You have a "V.exe" in "c:\program files\V". Create a dummy file "V.exe.Local" (contents don't matter, might be 0 bytes) in the same folder.
Now V.exe will load V.dll locally from the V-folder, regardless if the current working directory (c:\Program Files\Take Command for example) also has a V.dll.

It has been a few years since I used this for the last time, but it does work on at least Windows 7 (first time I used it was Windows NT4, IIRC).

Another thing I noticed: didn't work for all DLL's ( I guessed that was Windows, trying to keep itself "healthy" / uncorrupted ), but it might be worth the try...
Using a patched version of "Write.exe" works for both v.exe and everything.exe. It even adds some interesting features.

With the registered copy of 'v', you get a file dialog. Starting v . will open the current directory in one of the panels. You can then use it as a thumbnail scroller when explorer gets slow.

Using everything this way overcomes the problem when TCC install mungs the INI-file. In essence, it is up to the void-tools version to run the proggie.

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