About v1.2

                             FileRally is open Source Software.
(c) Dennis Damico,
BSD License

Installation Notes
FileRally requires the Java Runtime Environment. You may obtain it from:

Be sure that .jar files are executable, i.e., double-clickable, on your system. If you are not sure how to do this see:

The Windows distribution file contains two jar files.  If you have a 32-bit Java runtime environment, use FileRally.jar.  If you have a 64-bit Java runtime environment, use FileRally64.jar.

The Linux distribution file requires a 32-bit Java runtime environment.

To install FileRally open the distribution file, move FileRally.jar or FileRally64.jar to a location of your choice.

Execute the program by double-clicking FileRally.jar or FileRally64.jar.


FileRally can only monitor your file activity while it is running.  Therefore, it is recommended that you add FileRally to the list of programs that run when you log in.  If startup already takes too long just be sure to run FileRally before you start working with files.

In Windows, add an entry to the Startup folder like this:
1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, right-click the Startup folder, and then click Open.
2. Open the location that contains FileRally.jar or FileRally64.jar.
3. Right-click the jar file, and then click Create Shortcut. The new shortcut appears in the same location as the original item.
4. Drag the shortcut into the Startup folder.

In Ubuntu 10.10, add an entry to "System/Preferences/Startup Applications" like this:
Name: FileRally
Command: java -jar <path to>FileRally.jar
Comment: Monitor file usage.

To avoid losing data when you log off or shut down, you should first exit the FileRally application using the red X button.

This version of FileRally was tested with:
-Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
-Windows Vista Ultimate SP2
-Kubuntu 11.10
-Java Runtime Environment, Version 7 Update 9
-Java version "1.7.0_09", OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.3.3)

Limitations, warnings, and known problems:
-Avoid monitoring subfolders of monitored folders, e.g., if you monitor C:\dir do not also monitor C:\dir\subdir. Results are indeterminate if you remove one or the other from monitoring.
-On Linux it can take a long time to add a folder having a large number of subfolders to the monitored folder list.  Adding an entire, full disk can take a very, very long time. Monitor only the folders you actively use.
-On Linux there is a limit of 8192 folders and subfolders that can be monitored.
-On Linux FileRally displays generic file icons rather than application icons. Many file types are represented only by a non-specific file icon.

FileRally was built with these open source components:

JNotify, Version 0.93, 22-Mar-2010
Copyright Omry Yadan
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 

FileDrop, Version 1.0.1, 23-Oct-2008
Copyright Robert Harder
Public Domain

BrowserLauncher2, Version 1.3, 31-Aug-2007
Copyright Jeff Chapman
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

Tango Icon Library, Version 0.8.90
Public Domain

One-JAR, Version 0.97, 05-May-2011
Copyright P. Simon Tuffs
BSD License