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dickJ

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Good, safe site for doing program updates
« on: November 13, 2020, 03:53:31 PM »
I needs to update Irfan View and a few other programs that do not include their own updating programs.  What are a couple of really good safe sites for updating programs that do not include their own updating programs?
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Re: Good, safe site for doing program updates
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 07:35:24 AM »
Hi Dick,
For updating Irfanview, I trust the following two sites, among others
Fosshub:  https://www.fosshub.com/IrfanView.html?dwl=iview456_x64_setup.exe
Major Geeks:  https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/irfanview_64.html
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Re: Good, safe site for doing program updates
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 02:16:02 PM »
I have Irfanview, 32 bit and plugins.  I need to update.  Should I go to 64 bit or stay with 32 bit? 32 bit has been O.K. What is the advantage of 64 bit?
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Re: Good, safe site for doing program updates
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 06:46:09 PM »
Hi Dick,
Here is what the developer says
https://www.irfanview.com/64bit.htm#:~:text=Advantages%20of%20IrfanView%2064%2Dbit,%2C%20Win7%2C%20Win8%2C%20Win10)
I run both on my machines
Only the 32 bit Irfanview allows me to launch my Brother scanner (Irfanview/File/Acquire/Batch Scanning)
Here are the links for 32 bit
Fosshub:  https://www.fosshub.com/IrfanView.html
Plugins:  https://www.fosshub.com/IrfanView.html

MajorGeeks:  https://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/getmirror/irfanview,1.html
Plugins:  https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/irfanview_plugins.html

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Re: Good, safe site for doing program updates
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 08:20:03 PM »
After a couple of try's I finally successfully downloaded the 32 bit IrfanView and current Plug Ins from Majorgeeks, a source I used to use successfully. Thanks for the help.