Basic use

Before creating recovery files, you select files to protect.

Compatibility with QuickPar

How to use is almost same as QuickPar. But there are some different behavior, because the development environment and how to implement are different. Moreover I added some useful features which QuickPar does not have; like supporting directory tree or preview before creating. If you have a new idea, you may request the feature by mail.
While QuickPar's default settings are optimized for UseNet, they are different from those of MultiPar. If you want to set similar setting as

QuickPar, you need to change the following three options;

On [GUI options] page, in [Restrict block size to multiples of the unit] section, select "For yEnc: 3,000 lines".

On [GUI options] page, in [Block allocating method] section, check "Limit Block count up to: 3,000" and set "Block size: 384,000".

On [Client behavior] page, in [PAR2 options] section, select "For 7 days" at "Re-use verification result".

The biggest difference between MultiPar and QuickPar is the support of multi-languages. While QuickPar saves non-ASCII filename by a system specific character encoding, MultiPar saves by UTF-8. Then, QuickPar cannot read non-ASCII filename correctly which was saved by MultiPar. In PAR2 clients, MultiPar and par2_tbb can support Unicode filename.

Because Peter Clements allowed me to use similer GUI with QuickPar, I made MultiPar to treat Japanese filename. I made English GUI for foreign users, who got failure in QuickPar. When you have trouble using other PAR clients, MultiPar will help. If you want to translate MultiPar's text or message, send mail to me. MultiPar is used in many contries like;
America, Belgium, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Ukraina, and so on.

Short-cut keys

  • ALT-key
    Some buttons have a character with under-line, like "Open". For those buttons, pushing "ALT-key" and [the under-lined character]-key at one time is same as clicking the button. For example, "ALT+O" is same as clicking the "Open" button.
  • F1-key
    You may push "F1-key" to launch this Help. There is "Help" button on About window, too.
  • F5-key
    On Verify window, you may push "F5-key" to verify again newly.
  • Delete-key
    While you are selecting some source files in file-list on Create window, you may push "Delete-key" to remove the files from list. This is same as pushing "Remove Files" button.
  • Page UpPage DownHome, and End -keys
    While you are selecting a slider-bar of "Block Count" or "Redundancy" on Create window or Recreate window, you may push these keys. If you push "Page Up-key" or "Page Down-key", the slider moves largely. It becomes minimum by pushing "Home-key", and becomes maximum by pushing "End-key".
  • Escape-key
    While it is Creating, Verifying, Repairing, or Monitoring, you may push "Escape-key" to cancel the process. This is same as pushing "Cancel" button. Because it requires some interval to interrupt a client actually, you need to wait for a while until the result is shown.
  • Pause-key
    While it is Creating, Verifying, or Repairing, you may push "Pause-key" to pause or resume the process. Pushing first time will pause the progress, and second time will resume it again. Because it requires some interval to interrupt a client actually, pushing the key multiple times quickly may fail to pause.