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    To select all folders (and files within) containing file(s) of a given type, can anyone suggest a simpler procedure than http://wiki.tango.info/w/mul/index.p...ions&section=1 ? Thanks.

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    Select all folders (and files within) containing file(s) of a given type
    1. Click Session | New Session | Folder Compare
    2. Click left side Browse for Folder and select your source root folder
    3. Click View | Only compare files
    4. In Filters: type e.g. *.WAV
    5. Click Edit | Expand All, then Edit | Collapse All
    6. Click Edit | Select All, then Actions | Exclude
    7. Click Session | Session Settings | Name Filters
    8. Select all Exclude Folders text and cut, select all Include folders text and paste, and click OK.
    9. Click Edit | Select All
    For me the work is done with Step 6, 1st half (Click Edit | Select All)!

    I think the title is misleading and the author wants to set up a BC session with only those top-level subfolders included.
    As I remember correctly, an include-action is already on the wishlist.
    Last edited by Lutz; 20-Oct-2009, 03:21 AM.

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    • #3
      > For me the work is done with Step 6, 1st half (Click Edit | Select All)!

      Thanks, but please confirm for you that selects all the files within

      Because for me it does not.

      > I think the title is misleading and the author wants to
      > set up a BC session with only those top-level subfolders included.

      No. I want to select the specified folders and the files within.

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      • #4
        BC3 treats folder selection differently than BC2. Depending on the action you are taking on the file, you should not need any of the above steps.

        Simply set your filter to be *.WAV. Then Select the Folders you want to interact with. For example, a copy command on those folders will copy the folders and only the *.WAV files inside. The dialog will present a Peek option and an Include Filtered Items option, if you want to copy the whole folder, and not just the *.WAV files.

        What action do you want to perform on the selection?
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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        • #5
          > Depending on the action you are taking on the
          > file, you should not need any of the above steps.

          That dependence is the problem that's overcome by making a true selection.

          > For example, a copy command ... will present ... an Include Filtered Items
          > option

          And for example a Touch command will not. Hecne the need for a true selection.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chrisjj View Post
            >
            And for example a Touch command will not. Hecne the need for a true selection.
            The Touch command does have the option "Include folder contents" along with the Peek button and "Include hidden items in operation" option. If you are running into an issue, please let us know more precisely what it is you are trying to do and we can help.
            Aaron P Scooter Software

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            • #7
              > "Include hidden items in operation" option.

              Where? I see only:

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chrisjj View Post
                > "Include hidden items in operation" option.

                Where? I see only:

                You have to check the "Include Folder Contents" box. Once you've included the contents, the option will present itself if some of those contents are currently affected by filters. You have to have a filter set, and that filter has to affect files inside of the folder.
                Aaron P Scooter Software

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                • #9
                  > You have to check the "Include Folder Contents" box.

                  Aha. I must say that's not easy to guess, esp. given the inconsistency with Copy, Move etc.

                  I think it would be better to always show the additional options, with availability control instead by enable/disable. This would be more consistent with Windows UI generally, other places in BC, and indeed in the same dialog - (*) Set timestamps to -->

                  Thanks for the information.

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