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The Folder View docking panel provides a hierarchical view of folder structures involved in the current duplicate search result report, and also provides a means of controlling their visibility.

 

When enabled, the Folder View is automatically populated at the completion of a duplicate search process or an XML import. The folder structure shown in the Folder View is always deduced from the records available in the duplicate search results view, and will be updated automatically after any pruning operations occur (through manual removal of records or use of AutoPrune).

 

Not every folder shown in the Folder View tree will always directly contain duplicate files. Some nodes are present to better represent the overall folder hierarchy, as well as allow folder tree check boxes to operate in hierarchical manner (see description of Smart Checkboxes feature below). By default, folders that do directly contain duplicates are shown in bold and can be quickly navigated through use of the "Next/Previous Folder With Duplicates" commands, described below.

 

Folder Filtering

 

The check boxes adjacent each folder name within the Folder View tree indicates whether the corresponding duplicate search results report entries are visible or not. In other words, if you clear the check box associated with a folder in the Folder View tree, it will cause all search result entries in that folder to become hidden.

 

The effect of folder level filtering is always shown near the bottom of the Folder View docking panel. When no folder tree nodes are unchecked, it will display the text "Hiding: None". When one or more folder tree nodes are unchecked, this area will display the total number of files hidden along with the number of folders that contain them.

 

Note that if the Folder View docking panel is closed, any folder level filtering currently in effect will be reset.

 

Folder View Commands

 

The Folder View panel has its own toolbar, which exposes the following commands:

 

Check All - Checks all folder tree nodes, effectively resetting any filtering current being applied.

Uncheck All - Unchecks all folder tree nodes, effectively hiding all duplicate file entries in all folders.

Next Folder With Duplicates - Finds and selects the next folder in the tree that contains duplicate files. Uses the current selected folder tree node as the starting point, or the root node if no selection currently exists.

Previous Folder With Duplicates - Find and selects the previous folder in the tree that contains duplicate files.

Folder View Tree - Exposes a pop-up menu with its own set of commands:

oExpand All Folders - Expands the entire folder view tree to full depth.

oCollapse All Folders - Collapse all folder view nodes.

oInvert All Checks - Inverts the state of all tree node check boxes. This function is only enabled if the Smart Checkboxes feature is turned off.

oBold Folder Names Containing Duplicates - Shows the names of folders that directly contain duplicate files in bold.

oEnable Smart Checkboxes - When engaged, causes check boxes to operate in a hierarchical manner. For example, checking a parent folder node will cause all of its children to be checked as well. Note this feature is incompatible with some other commands such as "Invert All Checks".

oRebuild Folder Tree - Causes the folder tree structure to be re-built based upon current duplicate search results.

oDisable Folder View - When engaged, causes Folder View to become completely disabled, bypassing automatic folder tree population. You may wish to disable the Folder View (for performance reasons) when managing very large numbers of duplicates.

 

A subset of these commands is also available on a per-folder basis. To access these commands, right-click a node within the folder tree:

 

Find First Duplicate in Folder - Finds and selects the first duplicate file (in the duplicate file results view) that is contained within the selected folder.

Mark Duplicate Files in Folder - Marks all duplicate files contained within the selected folder.

Unmark Duplicate Files in Folder - Unmarks all duplicate files contained within the selected folder.

Mark Duplicate Files in Folder and All Subfolders - Marks all duplicate files contained within the selected folder and any of its child folders.

Unmark Duplicate Files in Folder and All Subfolders - Unmarks all duplicate files contained within the selected folder and any of its child folders.

Check (Show) Folder and All Subfolders - Toggles visibility checkbox for current folder and its children, effectively showing them.

Uncheck (Hide) Folder and All Subfolders - Clears visibility checkbox for current folder and its children, effectively hiding them.

Expand All Subfolders - Expands all children of the currently selected folder.

Collapse All Subfolders - Collapses all children of the currently selected folder.

Check All But Selected Folder - Toggles visibility checkbox for all but the currently selected folder, effectively showing them. This function is available only if Smart Checkboxes (see description above) are disabled.

Uncheck All But Selected Folder - Clears visibility checkbox for all but the currently selected folder, effectively hiding them. This function is available only if Smart Checkboxes (see description above) are disabled.