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surbaniak

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« on: June 12, 2009, 22:38:16 »
v0.9.300   on Win2000

I think there is something severely wrong with the caching mechanism.
Or i  misunderstand how it is supposed to work.

After scanning a good portion of my collection,  the cache is at about 13000 entries.
I marked many of them .... perhaps about 300 as Ignores.
The rest I deleted either left or right.
I closed Similarity.

Now I just started Similarity again,   and start the scan without adding any new folders to the list.
And the  Cache size reads:   94

What is going on ?

What is worse, all the filepairs which I marked to Ignore are now showing up again, as this scan progresses.

Please  help !   This is nightmarish.    :(
I have 18000 more files to go ....  and if ignore does not work, I may have to find a tall building.   :(

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 00:02:06 »
ok, ok,
1) the caching file must be writable, check it size, it must increase after scanning (and in scanning progress).
2) try to check smaller group and see cache file size.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 21:36:40 »
Where does the cache file live ?

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 21:51:50 »
Ja ok ... i see it:
C:\Program Files\Similarity\cache.dat
At the end of the run it is at  109MB,  writable.

so now I exit Similarity.   cache still 109MB.

Now I restart Similarity.

It remembers my directory selections correctly .... and cache file is still at: 109MB.

Now I hit 'Start scanning'  button    and     cache file  is still at 109MB ......  but the status bar starts out with :
      Cache : 0        New : 0/0

and all the previously ignored duplicates show up again.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 22:59:54 »
Version of Windows ?, if its Vista,7 with enabled UAC, Similarity writes to AppData folder in user folder, not in Program Files.

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 01:49:50 »
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v0.9.300 on Win2000


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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 01:52:08 »
Do I need to move
C:\Program Files\Similarity\cache.dat
somewhere ?

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 10:30:43 »
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1) Delete it it
2) Run Similarity and test, Does Similarity create new file where ?

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 12:00:13 »
I found error in loading cache, will be fixed in new version.