Automating Search Results Actions

English support for the software AllDup
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Automating Search Results Actions

Post by popalu » 27 Feb 2018, 18:21

First of all, fantastic program, does nearly everything I need :)

I have set this up with the command line options, to check a shared directory on my home network, which is shared by the whole family (6 of us), sometimes duplicate files/images/mp3 files are placed here, with varying spellings, etc, which I want to be able to sort, but I want to avoid having to review the files after each search action.

When run as a test, it identifies the duplicates correctly, but presents me with a search results menu, to make decisions on what to do with the files.

I wondered if there is a further command line option or other way, which allows me to automate the moving of the duplicates files, apart from the original, into a Dupe folder, for later checking, as this folders contains a lot of files.

i.e. If the folder contains 3 copies of the same file, I want a way to automate the moving of the 2 identified duplicates to a separate DUPE folder, for checking later, leaving a single copy of the original file in the directory. I have set the search option to keep the oldest create date of the file, then set the action to move to a backup folder and this all works manually, but I want a way to automate this process, so I can run the program with command line options and have it identify and moves all dupes to a folder in one action, allowing me to review the moved files later. I have 2TB NAS box, with lots of files on it, so clearing it down and removing dupes to free up space, with me deleting dupes by checking later, makes this task a lot quicker.

Obviously I will only delete, if I'm sure, which is why I'm moving them to a dupe folder for checking.

Is this possible?

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Re: Automating Search Results Actions

Post by Administrator » 28 Feb 2018, 20:12

Sorry, there are no hidden command-line options to control the functions of the search result.

I guess u can automate your task if u set up a hotkey for all the necessary menu functions u need and use a freeware like "AutoIt" to automate the whole clicking process...

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