Dupe: matches partial names

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thedarkmist
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Dupe: matches partial names

Post by thedarkmist » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:24 pm

Hello,
I'm having problems using the dupe: function.
I'm trying to find files with the exact same name, but using dupe: I get also files with SIMILAR names. I.e.:
001.jpg
001 blablah.jpg.
Is it possible to restrict the result only to file with the EXACT same name?
Thank you in advance! :)

NotNull
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Re: Dupe: matches partial names

Post by NotNull » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:27 pm

Dupe should find files with the same name.
Be aware that the dupe: function search is global (=for all files in the database), even if you specify a folder to be searched in.

So, if "001 blablah.jpg" is found, that means that somewhere on your disks is another "001 blablah.jpg"


BTW: It would help if you also posted the search query you used :)

thedarkmist
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Re: Dupe: matches partial names

Post by thedarkmist » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:24 pm

Uhm... i Don't follow you.
In my experience it's restrictable to a folder and, if it finds a duplicated file, it lists both. In this case no (and that's the problem). It finds as duplicated 2 files with only partially matching name...

NotNull
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Re: Dupe: matches partial names

Post by NotNull » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:11 pm

thedarkmist wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:24 pm
Uhm... i Don't follow you.
What part of what I wrote is it that you don't understand?

BTW: It would help if you also posted the search query you used.

therube
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Re: Dupe: matches partial names

Post by therube » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:23 pm

If your search is
001 .jpg

& you're seeing "001.jpg" & also seeing the ("unwanted") file "001 blablah.jpg", that means that the file, "001 blablah.jpg", is also duplicated - somewhere.

If you do a search for "001 blablah.jpg" - with no filtering, you should see that it exists - more then once.
And your search (as per above) does match it & it is a dupe, so it is listed.
In my experience it's restrictable to a folder
That is not the case.
If it has happened that way for you in the past, it is only by chance that your earlier searches did not turn up "unwanted" dupes.

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