indexing subfolders and subfiles

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AnotherUser
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indexing subfolders and subfiles

Post by AnotherUser » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:59 pm

Not entirely sure whether this has been suggested before, I used the search function but found nothing.

My suggestion is whether it would be possible to index the amount of subfolders and -files, ideally separately.
Perhaps crawling(I don't know the proper terminology here) through thousands of diverging paths could pose some problems
regarding the speed of the initial indexing, but I wouldn't know...

In any case, I'm extremely glad to have found this truly wonderful application, it makes searching and organising files so much easier,
thanks so much for you for your continued effort! :D

therube
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Re: indexing subfolders and subfiles

Post by therube » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:47 am

The status bar should give you some information (I believe ? by default).
A count of objects found (if you're not in the file list) or a count of the objects selected (if you are).

That would include both files & directories.
But you can filter by using file: (if you only needed files) or folder: (if you only needed folders).
And further, by combing that with, say a particular path.

So; folder: \tmp\, shows me that & have 3 subdirectories within \tmp\.

AnotherUser
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Re: indexing subfolders and subfiles

Post by AnotherUser » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:28 pm

So; folder: \tmp\, shows me that & have 3 subdirectories within \tmp\.
Yeah, that certainly is possible.
What I was searching for was a way to sort by "subobjects", similarly how you can sort by, say, name or size by using the columns, which I believe isn't possible so far?
Thanks for the reply!

NotNull
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Re: indexing subfolders and subfiles

Post by NotNull » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:52 am

I tried to understand what you mean, but failed.
Could you explain with some examples?
Let's say you have c:\folder1 with in it
c:\folder1\text.txt
c:\folder1\photo.jpg
c:\folder2\text.txt
c:\folder2\photo.jpg

What should be reported?

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