Improve handling of rename collisions for multiple files

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rgbigel
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Improve handling of rename collisions for multiple files

Post by rgbigel » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:55 am

When Rename is selected by right click on Everything results, there is a very useful pattern matching replacement functionality in Everything.

However, in case of a file name collision, I receive a query about what to do, allowing only three options, and the first one (try again) is always selected. The second one (skip this rename) is what I want for all collisions, but there appears to be no way to select that.

Please allow selection of the default handling "Skip" in this dialog!

Usage situation:
After a cloud synchronisation, I have found about local 9000 files with "IMG_" as a prefix, but the same files without that prefix also exist (although not in all cases).

I am trying to get rid of these duplicates. If I could skip the rename for duplicates only, I could then simply delete those. However, with that many collisions I am not able to do this in a realistic time frame.

void
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Re: Improve handling of rename collisions for multiple files

Post by void » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:19 am

I have on my TODO list to improve the handling of renaming collisions.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Currently, you can hold down SHIFT + click No to select No To All.

therube
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Re: Improve handling of rename collisions for multiple files

Post by therube » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:50 pm

How?

Code: Select all

C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\069
C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\069 - Copy
C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\070
C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\070 - Copy
C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\071
C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\071 - Copy
C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\072
C:\TMP\BRU\number.sequence - Copy\072 - Copy
Select the "- Copy" items, New Format: 0\1 (Regex), Shift+No still only ("skips") the current item (rather then "skip all" [overwrites]) AFAICT.
So you either click No, 4 times, or hit 'N', 4 times, (or continually hold down 'N', which is faster, easier).

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