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Filter Option + Context Menu Integration
« on: April 28, 2013, 00:44:13 »
I am missing (or can't find) 2 options:

1) The option to filter out certain files based on a given regex, e.g. files with *.png or files greater than 10MB.

2) A context menu integration (right mouse click on file) with the following 2 options:
 - Search for duplicates
 - Search for duplicates in...

The idea is basically that sometimes you come across a file and you know you have seen (or heard) it before. So it would be nice to be able to right click on that file and just search for a duplicate on your computer (or search for duplicates in a specified folder).

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Re: Filter Option + Context Menu Integration
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 09:08:00 »
1. will be added in future versions
2. Problem: where to search? Similarity build cache but cache can contain (or may don't) current selected folders, it's not possible always search in selected folders (because cache doesn't build yet).

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Re: Filter Option + Context Menu Integration
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 01:15:57 »
I am not sure about the technical details, so it might not be possible. But theoretically speaking there are performance issues which could be solved by implementing suggestion #2. Unless, the search algorithm and caching are working differently.

Comparing 1 song against 10.000 could be relatively fast. But comparing all 10.000 songs against each other will go pretty slow. Sometimes I don't want to find all duplicates in 1 folder, but I just want to check 1 file against all the files I have. If caching is necessary so be it. It would still go faster than comparing all files with each other, no?

PS. Similarity's search algorithm is far better than the other apps I have tried so far. I would even go further to say most duplicate finders are pretty broken. Similarity does a nice job though.

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Re: Filter Option + Context Menu Integration
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 19:45:03 »
If you want just scan 1 or more file agains your colletion, you already have solution (not entirely simple).
1) Move this file in empty folder
2) Set this folder as Group#2
3) Set all your old collection folders as Group#1
4) Scan

First time it will be time consuming, because Similarity builds cache on your collection, but second, third it will be almost instantly. More details Part 2 of Tutorial

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Re: Filter Option + Context Menu Integration
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 19:44:40 »
Well, that is at least something. Every time I get some new files, I could just drop them into a predefined group #1 folder first and then run it against the rest of my collection. That could work.

Thanks for the explanation.