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Ross
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Can't add the third disk

Post by Ross »

Hi, I'm a new Rainmeter user, and I'm very glad with it.
Used to be a Samurize user, thought that was better but then I saw how versatile RM is. Also, Samurize is difficult to match the right alignments and there is a lag when using system monitoring elements.

So, I followed precisely the instructions to create the third disk under the disks.ini skin inside the basic illustro theme, which I think is good enough for now.

After applying all the modifications the we see in the comments section at the beginning of the disks.ini file, my skin still shows only the C: and the D: disks (one hard drive, two partitions), but no E: drive, from the second HD.

This is the .ini I ended up with: what is wrong?
Editing:thanks in advance for any help :)

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; Lines starting ; (semicolons) are commented out.
; That is, they do not affect the code and are here for demonstration purposes only.
; ----------------------------------

; HOWTO: Adding more disks
; ----------------------------------
; Adding more disks is a pretty straightforward process. Follow the following steps to turn
; this 2 disks skin into a 3 disks skin. You can then extend it even further as you wish.
;
; 1) Create a new variable called disk3=X: directly below disk2=D: in the [Variables] section
; 2) Create a copy of the [measureTotalDisk2] and [measureUsedDisk2] sections
; 3) Rename the copied sections to [measureTotalDisk3] and [measureUsedDisk3], respectively.
;    Also change Drive=#disk2# to Drive=#disk3#
; 4) Create a copy of the [meterLabelDisk2], [meterValueDisk2], and [meterBarDisk2].
;    Rename all Disk2's in the copied sections to Disk3.
; 5) Now we need to change the Y= values to adjust height. Change Y= under [meterLabelDisk3]
;    to Y=80 (calculated by adding 20 to the Y= value of previous meterLabel).
;    Then change Y= under [meterBarDisk3] to Y=92 (calculated by adding 20 to the Y= value of previous meterBar).
; 6) Save the file as '3 Disks.ini'. Now right-click on the Rainmeter tray icon and select
;    'Refresh All'. Now go activate the '3 Disks.ini' skin and enjoy! :)

[Rainmeter]
; This section contains general settings that can be used to change how Rainmeter behaves.
Author=poiru
AppVersion=2003000
Update=1000
Background=#@#Background.png
; #@# is equal to Rainmeter\Skins\illustro\@Resources
BackgroundMode=3
BackgroundMargins=0,34,0,14

[Metadata]
; Contains basic information of the skin.
Description=Displays disk usage.
License=Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0
Version=1.0.0

[Variables]
; Variables declared here can be used later on between two # characters (e.g. #MyVariable#).
fontName=Trebuchet MS
textSize=8
colorBar=235,170,0,255
colorText=255,255,255,205
disk1=C:
disk2=D:
disk3=E:

; ----------------------------------
; MEASURES return some kind of value
; ----------------------------------

[measureTotalDisk1]
; This measure returns the total disk space
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk1#
Total=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureUsedDisk1]
; Returns inverted value of free disk space (i.e. used disk space)
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk1#
InvertMeasure=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureTotalDisk2]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk2#
Total=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureUsedDisk2]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk2#
InvertMeasure=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureTotalDisk3]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk3#
Total=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureUsedDisk3]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk3#
InvertMeasure=1
UpdateDivider=120

; ----------------------------------
; STYLES are used to "centralize" options
; ----------------------------------

[styleTitle]
StringAlign=CENTER
StringCase=UPPER
StringStyle=BOLD
StringEffect=SHADOW
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,50
FontColor=#colorText#
FontFace=#fontName#
FontSize=10
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=1

[styleLeftText]
StringAlign=LEFT
; Meters using styleLeftText will be left-aligned.
StringCase=NONE
StringStyle=BOLD
StringEffect=SHADOW
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,20
FontColor=#colorText#
FontFace=#fontName#
FontSize=#textSize#
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=1

[styleRightText]
StringAlign=RIGHT
StringCase=NONE
StringStyle=BOLD
StringEffect=SHADOW
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,20
FontColor=#colorText#
FontFace=#fontName#
FontSize=#textSize#
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=1

[styleBar]
BarColor=#colorBar#
BarOrientation=HORIZONTAL
SolidColor=255,255,255,15

; ----------------------------------
; METERS display images, text, bars, etc.
; ----------------------------------

[meterTitle]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=styleTitle
; Using MeterStyle=styleTitle will basically "copy" the
; contents of the [styleTitle] section here during runtime.
X=100
Y=12
W=190
H=18
Text="Disk"
; Even though the text is set to Disk, Rainmeter will display
; it as DISK, because styleTitle contains StringCase=UPPER.

[meterLabelDisk1]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=styleLeftText
X=10
Y=40
W=190
H=14
Text="#disk1#\"

[meterValueDisk1]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=styleRightText
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk1
MeasureName2=measureTotalDisk1
X=200
Y=0r
; r stands for relative. In this case, the Y postition of meterValueCPU is 0 pixels
; below the Y value of the previous meter (i.e it's the same as in meterLabelCPU).
W=190
H=14
Text="%1B of %2B used"
; %1 stands for the value of MeasureName (measureUsedDisk1 in this case).
; %2 stands for the value of MeasureName2.
NumOfDecimals=1
AutoScale=1
; Because disk measures return the free/used space in bytes, we must use AutoScale=1 to
; automatically scale the value into a more readable figure.
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#disk1#\"]
; Open #disk1# on click

[meterBarDisk1]
Meter=BAR
MeterStyle=styleBar
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk1
X=10
Y=52
W=190
H=1

[meterLabelDisk2]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=styleLeftText
X=10
Y=60
W=190
H=14
Text="#disk2#\"
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#disk2#\"]

[meterValueDisk2]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=styleRightText
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk2
MeasureName2=measureTotalDisk2
X=200
Y=0r
W=190
H=14
Text="%1B of %2B used"
NumOfDecimals=1
AutoScale=1

[meterBarDisk2]
Meter=BAR
MeterStyle=styleBar
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk2
X=10
Y=72
W=190
H=1

[meterLabelDisk3]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=styleLeftText
X=10
Y=80
W=190
H=14
Text="#disk2#\"
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#disk2#\"]

[meterValueDisk3]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=styleRightText
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk2
MeasureName2=measureTotalDisk2
X=200
Y=0r
W=190
H=14
Text="%1B of %2B used"
NumOfDecimals=1
AutoScale=1

[meterBarDisk3]
Meter=BAR
MeterStyle=styleBar
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk2
X=10
Y=92
W=190
H=1
Alex Becherer

Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by Alex Becherer »

you have to change the MeasureName values in the meters for the third disk.
Ross
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Joined: October 13th, 2012, 7:05 pm

Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by Ross »

I tried this (see image), but I'm sill with the problem you see.
I corrected "2" to "3" in the red arrow you see. Already tried refreshing, restarting Rainmeter and nothing...

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Kaelri
Developer
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Joined: July 25th, 2009, 4:47 am

Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by Kaelri »

Use the "Skins" folder in C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins. The folder in Program Files is only used to store default files. (More information here.)
Ross
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Joined: October 13th, 2012, 7:05 pm

Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by Ross »

I got it! Thanks Kaelri!!
maryo
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Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by maryo »

Now go activate the '3 Disks.ini' skin - how do i activate it? :???:
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balala
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Joined: October 11th, 2010, 6:27 pm
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Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by balala »

maryo wrote: March 11th, 2021, 1:35 am Now go activate the '3 Disks.ini' skin - how do i activate it? :???:
Right click the Rainmeter icon in the Notification Area, go to Skins. The list of available configs is shown. Hover the mouse over the appropriate config, wait to the list of skins and finally click the skin you'd like to activate (3 Disks.ini).
maryo
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Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by maryo »

thanks it worked. :D
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balala
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Re: Can't add the third disk

Post by balala »

maryo wrote: March 11th, 2021, 4:38 pm thanks it worked. :D
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