Everything File List Editor (1354)

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Stamimail
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Everything File List Editor (1354)

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I have a list of URLs of photos to download.
I need to manage the list (clean it from some URLs) and rename some of the URLs to make it works.
I saved all the URLs in Excel book (Book1.xlsx)

1. I couldn't import the Excel book (Book1.xlsx) to Everything File List Editor (1354). I expected to have xls support to be able to import the file list from the first book.

So I convert the Excel book (Book1.xlsx) to CSV (Book1.csv), and imported that to Everything File List Editor (1354).
The file list looked good, but in order to grab the desired URLs I needed the search. So I saved it as a EFU.efu file, and opened it in Everything Search (1354).
(File -> Open File List... Ctrl+O)

2. I noticed that the sort by Name in Everything Search is different from the sort by Name in Everything File List Editor.
3. I was trying to delete the undesired URLs from the list in Everything Search, but it didn't let me:
When multiple items selected and trying to delete, I get Delete dialog:
Unable to delete

The file was not found, or the filename is invalid or too long.

4. RightClick doesn't work.
5. Rename works only for multiple items (Dialog is opening), not on one item.
6. Rename works only for multiple items (Dialog is opening)... No, trying to rename doesn't work. Rename is unable to update the file list.

I selected all my desired URLs and did
File -> Copy Full Path Ctrl+Shift+C
and finished my task in Notepad...
void
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Re: Everything File List Editor (1354)

Post by void »

Thank you for your feedback Stamimail,
1. I couldn't import the Excel book
I will consider xls and xlsx support.
For now, Everything will only support importing from text/plain files.


2. I noticed that the sort by Name in Everything Search is different from the sort by Name in Everything File List Editor.
Opening a file list in Everything is different to opening a file list in the File List Editor.

Opening in Everything: (File -> Open File List)
The file list cannot be changed.
The list is consider static and offline.
The file list is sorted by your active column.

Opening in the File List Editor (Tools -> File List Editor -> File -> Open)
You can modify your file list.
The file list order is preserved.


3. I was trying to delete the undesired URLs from the list in Everything Search, but it didn't let me:
You cannot modify the file list opened from File -> Open File List.
Everything treats file lists as read-only.
Delete will try to delete the actual file, not the file list entry.
Use the File List Editor instead (Tools -> File List Editor)


4. RightClick doesn't work.
Right click isn't working for URLs.
I'll have this fixed in the next alpha update.
Thanks for letting me know.


5. Rename works only for multiple items (Dialog is opening), not on one item.
6. Rename works only for multiple items (Dialog is opening)
Same as delete.
Rename will try to rename the actual file, not the file list entry.
Everything is not a file list editor.
Use the File List Editor instead (Tools -> File List Editor)
Stamimail
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Re: Everything File List Editor (1354)

Post by Stamimail »

Opening a file list in Everything is different to opening a file list in the File List Editor.

Opening in Everything: (File -> Open File List)
The file list cannot be changed.
The list is consider static and offline.
The file list is sorted by your active column.

Opening in the File List Editor (Tools -> File List Editor -> File -> Open)
You can modify your file list.
The file list order is preserved.
Opening a file list in Everything is different to opening a file list in the File List Editor.
Consider change this behaviour as follow:

Opening in Everything: (File -> Open File List)
The file list cannot be changed.
The list is consider static and offline.
Why the file list cannot be changed? You see that in my case I opened the file list in Everything for searching and renaming. (editing the file list)
Consider to make it Read-Only by default (Read-Only in status), and when the user trying to make changes (to Write), pop-up a dialog telling the user the file list is on Read-Only mode, and ask the user if he wants to make it writable, and the changes will be applied to the Filelist file, not to the file system (Writable in status).
I think we can say, when dealing with:
Read/Write = Filelist file
Execute = File System


The file list is sorted by your active column.
The file list order is preserved.
I think the difference in sorting is actually the fact that:
in Everything - the first column is Name, the last part of the URL.
in the File List Editor - the first column is Filename, it's like the Full Path/URL.

I could get a similar column in Everything by showing the column:
Index -> Full Path

Sorting with Full Path is pretty much the same.
But I could still notice some changes, related to how to read numbers.

Everything:
11
100
122

File List Editor:
100
11
122

Rename will try to rename the actual file, not the file list entry.
As said, I don't think it's the right thing to do.
Who wants to change the actual files, should do Rename on the actual files.
Doing Rename in Everything on file list entries (efu in status bar), should be applied on file list entries (efu file).
void
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Re: Everything File List Editor (1354)

Post by void »

I will consider support for editing opened file lists in Everything. (instead of the File List Editor)

Thank you for the suggestions.


But I could still notice some changes, related to how to read numbers.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I'll look into a natural sort for the file list editor.
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Re: Everything File List Editor (1354)

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1356a will now use a natural sort when sorting filenames in the file list editor.
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Re: Everything File List Editor (1354)

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1357a will no longer allow actions (rename/delete) on file list items by default.

To allow actions on file list items:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    filelist
  • Select filelist_context_menu.
  • Set the value to: true
  • Click OK.


Everything will no longer preview file list items by default.

To allow the preview of file list items:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    filelist
  • Select filelist_preview.
  • Set the value to: true
  • Click OK.


TXT files are now treated as TSV (TAB separated values) file lists.
If no filename column is present, the first column with no header is used as the filenames.



CSV and EFU files are treated the same as CSV (Comma separated values) file lists.
If no filename column is present, the first column with no header is used as the filenames.
All other file types are treated as TXT/TSV.



Everything will now check for a UTF-8 or UTF-16 BOM to determine encoding.
If no BOM is present, the file is treated as UTF-8.

If a line contains an invalid UTF-8 sequence, that line is treated as ANSI.
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