0BFileMaker is an incredibly difficult product to describe, as it fulfills an internal and somewhat esoteric purpose. I needed a way to allow files that have been moved, usually to a remote location, to still have an observable presence on the local systems but with a minimal footprint.
To do this, 0BFileMaker creates a file with no contents (known as 0-byte files), but with the original file name and other valuable information in the file name. Due to this, a Windows search of a drive that included these files would turn up results even for files no longer on the system.
This advantage was made even greater with additional Bitspring products: ReinDir (the indexing file search utility) could read the 0-byte files as treat them as if they were actually on the drive, and Decho could include them in searches for duplicate files. Additionally, ReinDir could compile any number of 0-byte files into a single .filesproxy file, itself readible by both ReinDir and Decho which would treat the contents as all the files indexed there.
Due to the strange and internal-oriented nature of this product, there is no documentation and it is provided as-is and without support.
STATUS: ----- PLANS: (TODO) Make multithreaded and abortable ----- VERSION HISTORY: 2.0.552.0 - Public Beta Release (FIXED) When run from context menu, working directory is not set [Added selection of a Profile Directory] (ADDED) Add "Directory Name as Suffix" to Profile 2.0.531.0 - Private Beta Release (ADDED) Profile support (ADDED) Right-click gesture support (ADDED) Keyboard accelerator support (ADDED) Dialog resize support (ADDED) Saving of dialog size and position (ADDED) Drag & Drop support (ADDED) Recursion into directories & ignoring of directories (ADDED) Sample output display (ADDED) MD5 support (MOD) Renamed from DBFileMaker to 0BFileMaker (MOD) Modified button design and default button handling 184.108.40.206 - Unreleased (ADDED) Original functionality