New Feature: Search Result Refresh

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New Feature: Search Result Refresh

Post by mz1888 » 06 Jun 2020, 02:42

Currently, there's no way to refresh the result to reflect the underlying dataset change. It's also infeasible to re-run some search as it may take a few ten hours. Is it possible:
1. F5 to refresh the entire result set, only based on file availability/un-availability i.e. removed/moved files, without recomputing the similarity on the entire dataset.
2. Users select rows or groups to recompute similarity within the paths involved. It's also possible to open another instance, reconfigure all parameters, and manually do this multiple times.

Note that saving the search and re-loading would not refresh the view. So for working on large data sets, the only way is to work with stale result view, and manually remove rows from result (though adding back is not possible except for re-run search).

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Re: New Feature: Search Result Refresh

Post by Administrator » 06 Jun 2020, 07:33

You can use the command "Remove all non-existing files from the search result " to clean up the search result. See menu bar -> remove.

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Re: New Feature: Search Result Refresh

Post by mz1888 » 06 Jun 2020, 08:02

Does the remove non-existing actually scan the disk and remove just the result's orphaned reference? looking at the help file and there are no further details.

Suppose there are 3 similar files in a group. If I moved 1 file from original folder (using Windows Explorer), and click on remove non-existing, will the file disappear from the group? or the whole group would disappear?

Or the remove metho only works if the actions were peformed inside AllDup and only when there's one file left in group?

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Re: New Feature: Search Result Refresh

Post by Administrator » 06 Jun 2020, 11:59

mz1888 wrote:
06 Jun 2020, 08:02
Does the remove non-existing actually scan the disk and remove just the result's orphaned reference?
Yes.

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