These scripts are useful little tools written in VBScript or JScript for the Windows Scripting Host. They're just text files, but can do all sorts of cool things. You start them just like an application, by double- or single-clicking. Some scripts accept files or folders dropped from Explorer or can take options on the command line.
Some Windows users (typically those using Outlook or Outlook Express for their email) disable the Windows Scripting Host to avoid script viruses. These scripts won't work if you have disabled it. Also, scripts that edit the registry or create files may trigger warnings from virus scanners.
- Total Time Played for MAME32 - Counts up how many games you've launched and how much time you spent playing them.
These scripts are intended for those writing scripts. They may not do anything when double-clicked or when files are dropped on them.
- Walk Folders - A basic routine for any scripter, this lets you look at every file in a folder dropped on it (and its subfolders, if you want).
Windows XP introduced a number of enhancements in the shell, but not everyone likes these enhancements. These scripts let you turn on or off some of these new features. (Some of these may appear in earlier versions of Windows with newer versions of Internet Explorer installed.)
- Toggle .avi Summary Extension - Turns on and off the Advanced Summary Properties page for .avi files. This extension attempts to scan the entire .avi file to get the width and height of the .avi, which can take a bit of time and bring your system to a halt on larger files.
- Toggle Image Preview Extension - Turns on and off the XP Image Preview extension. With it off, your image editing software will open when you double-click (or single-click) a graphic. When it's on, XP's Preview window appears.
- Toggle Image Summary Extension - Turns on and off the Advanced Summary Properties page for various types of image files. Typically this isn't as annoying as the .avi extension.