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How can third-party applications access files stored in
liquidFOLDERS integrates neatly into the Windows file system, so all files are accessible by other applications.
What about privacy and safety?
liquidFOLDERS runs locally on your computer. Files in a local store reside with you, and are kept in the Windows file system.
No user has ever lost any files due to a malfunction of our software.
Why doesn't liquidFOLDERS recommend files, e.g. while typing in the
In our experience, recommendations are hardly ever useful: suggestions such as “People you may know” or “Other customers are interested in” are always based on the past, and cannot estimate what you're looking for right now in a whole new context. In conclusion, we relinquish suggestions to keep the user interface of liquidFOLDERS as clean and simple as possible.
Are there any easter eggs in liquidFOLDERS?
Does liquidFOLDERS support Windows server editions?
liquidFOLDERS runs on Windows Server 2003 and 2008. You should switch Windows into installatin mode using the command change user /install, and switch back after the installation with change user /execute (both at an administrator command prompt).
What are the next steps after installing liquidFOLDERS?
liquidFOLDERS manages all files in “stores”, which you either create or link to web services such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more.
What's your update policy?
Updates for liquidFOLDERS are provided free of charge and are always cumulative, i.e. each update contains all changes and improvements of previous versions.
liquidFOLDERS checks for updates daily with default settings, and notifies you. You can always decide if you'd like to install an update or not.
Does adding a file create a copy or a link?
Importing a file into a store creates an indepentent copy, unless you've checked “Delete source files” or you're dragging files into a store while holding the Ctrl key.
If you add a directory as a Windows store, the files in that directory are only indexed.
What do the store badges indicate?
The colored ribbons indicate special conditions of a store.
Green: marks the default store. Imported files are saved in the default store, unless another store is explicitly selected.
Blue: this store was created within the last 24 hours.
Black: the store does not contain any files.
Red: indicates an error accessing the index. This is usually caused by a write-protected volume or wrong access rights set in Windows' NTFS file system.
How can a store be made available offline?
With liquidFOLDERS, you can search files on external drives that are not plugged in right now.
What does the error message “Cannot create OpenGL
liquidFOLDERS relies on the OpenGL standard for rendering its 3D globe. We strive to support a large spectrum of different graphics hardware, starting from low-end netbooks. This is why liquidFOLDERS does not use shaders, but employs the “Fixed Function Pipeline” of OpenGL. With some graphic cards, you have to enable the OpenGL compatibility profile in the driver settings:
Which graphic cards do you recommend?
We recommend graphic cards from AMD (former ATI) or Intel.
How many files does liquidFOLDERS support?
liquidFOLDERS is provisioned for 100,000 to 1 million files. Retrieval time scales roughly proportional to the number of files.
What do the 3D settings “Low”, “Medium”,
“High” and “Ultra” mean?
The 3D model gets lighting (medium), atmosphere (high) and clouds (ultra). Texture sizes are 1024×1024 (low), 2048×1024 (medium) and 8192×4096 (ultra). There is no “High” level.
Depending on your graphics card only some options may be available.