AND-driven comparison logic for dupes search

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tiago
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AND-driven comparison logic for dupes search

Post by tiago » 30 Jun 2016 01:26

When I tick 'name' and 'size' for dupes search, that should mean exactly that: dupes are defined as such if their name AND size match. For instance:

-it makes no sense assuming a file_p1.rar is a dupe with file_p2.rar just because they have the same size. They're on the same folder, they CAN'T be the same!
-if I suspect there's a reason for the described rare situation being true, ie, different names being twin files, there's 'content' search which by design is considerably slower.
-it makes no sense having a large list of false positives due to current comparison scheme as it completely makes null the dupes column right click options: it's a PITA having to deselect each and every one of them out of a generally large list of results.

As we have folder comparison on a foreseeable timetable it also makes sense contemplating these questions now.
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TheQwerty
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Re: AND-driven comparison logic for dupes search

Post by TheQwerty » 30 Jun 2016 14:47

I'm pretty sure that is already how it works.
Can you post a screenshot showing the "incorrect" results?

Given:

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A\  a.txt        0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
A\  a-only.txt   0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
A\  c.txt        5 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
B\  a.bak        0 bytes  5/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
B\  a.txt        0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
B\  b.txt        0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
B\  b-only.txt   0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
C\  a.txt       31 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
Dupes using Name (Ignore Extension):

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1:  B\  a.txt   0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  A\  a.txt   0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  B\  a.bak   0 bytes  5/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  C\  a.txt  31 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
Dupes using Size:

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1:  B\  a.bak       0 bytes  5/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  A\  a.txt       0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  B\  a.txt       0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  A\  a-only.txt  0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  B\  b.txt       0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  B\  b-only.txt  0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
Dupes using Name (Ignore Extensions) & Size:

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1:  A\  a.txt  0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  B\  a.bak  0 bytes  5/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  B\  a.txt  0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
Dupes using Name (Ignore Extensions) & Size & Date:

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1:  A\  a.txt  0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM
1:  B\  a.txt  0 bytes  6/30/2016 8:29:38 AM

tiago
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Re: AND-driven comparison logic for dupes search

Post by tiago » 04 Jul 2016 05:36

Will do, thank you for listening.
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