eMule Vista Sidebar Gadget

Well, i was looking for a simple eMule gadget for the Windows Vista Sidebar, and found nothing. So, with the help of my good friend loulou ‘PaysPlat’, i made one ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is how it looks : eMule Gadget in action eMule Gadget Offline eMule Gadget first contact

You can get it here. Click ‘Read More’ for configuration informations.

This gadget use the onlinesig.dat file eMule generate to display a few infos, like server you are connected on, upload and download rate, and clients queue length.

To make it work, you need to set the folder emule is running in (and where the onlinesig.dat file is) in options.

Edit: Thanks to garfunkell, now, with the last version of eMule, the onlineSig.dat is located in the appdata folder under vista ( C:\users\–username–\appdata\local\emule ).

Gadget Setup

And you need to configure eMule to generate the onlinesig.dat file.

eMule Setup

That’s all folks, feel free to improve it, but please, if you do so, leave a message with a link to the one you made.
Thanks again loulou for your help ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Loulou says:

    It’s a pleasure :p

  2. Loulou says:


  3. Loulou says:

    c nul ces smileys ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. izzie says:

    yayyy!!! at last i found one…cooll..luv ur gadgets….

  5. Me says:

    Nice, I thought I was going to have to write one of these.
    Only bug I found is it can’t tell if you shut eMule down… it continues to give the last data received.

    There should be some sort of check for a connection. Maybe if the onlinesig.dat doesn’t change for a set period of time it should assume no connection?

  6. Idetrorce says:

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  7. peppe says:


  8. JLMAGAR says:

    Hi, my problem is that i canยดt find any .dat file in my emule directory, so the gadget doesnยดt work.
    Any ideas?


  9. jbriguet says:

    Are you sure you activated the OnlineSignature in the options ?
    If yes it should be here, unless you use a non standard client (a modded one) and this function have been removed.

  10. zebulon says:

    cool style

  11. siberia says:

    Great Plugin!!!
    I added the ability to show the emuledailylog in a flyout so I can view problem/downloaded files without opening the remote desktop on my mule machine. write me if you want it.

  12. PeRe says:


    What i have to do with the xml and other files that i obtain in emule.zip file?

    thanks in advance.
    Answer me please @ pere.vandellos@gmail.com

  13. Vicyus says:

    how to install this ?

  14. jbriguet says:

    Well, just open it with the vista sidebar ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Xtacy says:

    ummm im lost as well, I downloaded the zip unrar’d all that is in there is images folder, a settings html icon, and a emule html icon, and a Gadget xml document, i opened emule, allowed signature, and then chose to run xml via vista but nothing shappens?

    Is there a file missing? Any info would be appreciated.


  16. E says:

    no no you have to extract the zip in a folder and then put this in your sidebar gadgets folder usually in C -> programs->windows sidebar->gadgets(i put it in my shared gadgets folder not in gadgets one). then rename it “eMule.gadget” and you are ok

  17. pesti says:

    Thanks, nice gadget. :-))

  18. Garfunkell says:

    I can’t see any email adress about this message :
    “Great Plugin!!!
    I added the ability to show the emuledailylog in a flyout so I can view problem/downloaded files without opening the remote desktop on my mule machine. write me if you want it.”
    And I ‘ve an another problem : where is the onlineSig.dat in the emule directory?
    Thanks for this fantastic gadget and for the help!

  19. Bierah says:

    Hey this is a cool gadget for my sidebar… someone have problems to find the onlinesig.dat file… it happens the file is “hidden” in the appdata folder of your PC… in the mine is hidden here: C:\users\admin\appdata\local\emule… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Bye!… I hope I’ll be useful for somebody… and I apologise for my bad english!… ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. jbriguet says:

    You’re right, the very last version of eMule are now saving the onlineSig.dat in the appdata folder, accordingly to the vista guidelines. I edit the post ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Garfunkell says:

    Ok, thanks!
    it’s working now. This gadget is really what I need…

    (sorry for my bad English too : I’m french)

  22. Bierah says:

    Fortunately I found the solution for the missing file…!… ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Narrow says:

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  24. Argentok says:

    Great gadget guys !!! I’ve searching for something like this for a lot time ! Please keep me informed for updates !
    GREAT JOB !!!

  25. emule-hilfe says:

    Hello folks,

    thanks for this great “Tool”. We love it!

  26. Gunnar says:

    Could a resetable option be included for total upload, total download and TOTAL net traffic? Like an trip odometer?

    many thanks


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  28. Sierra Skye says:

    I read your blog in a regular manner, and I really like your way of writing
    Please keep going, smile
    your sierra

  29. Throng says:

    Hi! I’m using a sidebar in XP and emule 0.49c but I can’t find onlinesig.dat anywhere. I don’t have an appdata folder, and it’s not in the emule folder. Any idea?

    Thanks in advance

  30. Throng says:

    Hi again! I found the appdata (hidden “Application Data”), pretty dumb of me.
    Perhaps someone finds it useful

  31. cem says:

    thx alot.. coolll ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Cecilia Rose says:

    thanks. some great infomation here keep up the good work. I cannot really leave a more constructive comment as i’m abit out of my deph but i will be checking back here for further updates. from London,England