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by wwcanoer
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Feature Request: Remove Empty Folders: Add selection pane on the left
Replies: 1
Views: 15183

Feature Request: Remove Empty Folders: Add selection pane on the left

Feature Request: Remove Empty Folders: (1) Please add a folder selection pane tree on the left. Like on your Scan Location page or Windows Explorer left pane, but with checkboxes to select the folder(s) to scan. Same as 4dots' Empty Folder Cleaner https://www.4dots-software.com/emptyfoldercleaner/ (...
by wwcanoer
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:22 am
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Cache questions
Replies: 9
Views: 18964

Re: Cache questions

I still don't see a way to update DC when an HDD drive letter changes. :( So.. rescan. When "not connected" is identified, then there should be a right-click command to pick the location of the drive. DC can then check that the volume name matches. Ideally, DC would be able to identify a d...
by wwcanoer
Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Any way to prevent repeat of "Discovering Files"?
Replies: 2
Views: 5462

Re: Any way to prevent repeat of "Discovering Files"?

An Example: From the Duplicate Folders list, there's four copies of this 24GB folder but I can see that they all have a parent folder named 2019-Mi, which is on 4 drives. So, I want to filter on all folders named "2019-Mi" and dedup them all at once. L:\_Seagate4TB\_Phones\_2019-Mi\Mi-32GB...
by wwcanoer
Tue Nov 28, 2023 5:50 am
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Any way to prevent repeat of "Discovering Files"?
Replies: 2
Views: 5462

Re: Any way to prevent repeat of "Discovering Files"?

Took 2.5 hours to complete the scan. Each drive had at least 2 files for MD5 and a data drive that I didn't touch had 231 new MD5 file calculations. Maybe since my active Data and Windows drives are adding files, some are new (unique) sizes that now match files on that drive. (?) As the user, I know...
by wwcanoer
Mon Nov 27, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Any way to prevent repeat of "Discovering Files"?
Replies: 2
Views: 5462

Any way to prevent repeat of "Discovering Files"?

How can I efficiently use Duplicate Cleaner? I am searching 25 TB on 14 drives. The first scan took 24 hours to find 10 million duplicate files and 46,000 duplicate folders. A re-scan of the directories (Discovering Files alone, before matching duplicates starts) takes 1.5 hours. After the first sca...
by wwcanoer
Mon Nov 27, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Perhaps it's time to support multithreading scanning.
Replies: 8
Views: 23805

Re: Perhaps it's time to support multithreading scanning.

Yes please! Discovering Files: One drive at a time. Calculating Hashes (MD5 Partial): All drives at once Calculating Hashes (MD5): All drives at once Why is the initial directory scan (discovering files) one drive at a time? This appears to be one place to significantly speed up the program. When I ...
by wwcanoer
Fri Nov 24, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Can I manually create a .dcvitual file?
Replies: 1
Views: 7745

Can I manually create a .dcvitual file?

One of my 1.5 TB source drives and one 5 TB backup drive are failing and can only be partially read. I have a full directory listing, including MD5, created by WinCatalog in June 2022. I can export a csv file from WinCatalog. I would love to be able to convert that into a virtual folder (.dcvirtual ...
by wwcanoer
Thu Nov 23, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Safe to turn off antivirus if drive previously scanned?
Replies: 3
Views: 8763

Re: Safe to turn off antivirus if drive previously scanned?

Thank you for verifying that! Test folder: 230GB 268,000 files 14,000 folders Duplicate Cleaner - create virtual folder using MD5: with Windows Defender active: 35 minutes with Windows Defender inactive: 11 minutes Windows Explorer - copy folder from nvme drive 1 to nvme drive 2: 8 minutes Syncovery...
by wwcanoer
Thu Nov 23, 2023 4:17 am
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Safe to turn off antivirus if drive previously scanned?
Replies: 3
Views: 8763

Re: Safe to turn off antivirus if drive previously scanned?

Syncovery's author says that its safe to turn off antivirus because the file is read but no way for a virus to run. I assume the same is true for Duplicate Cleaner but would like confirmation. I'll do the same style exclusion for Duplicate Cleaner: Add the Process Exclusion: C:\Program Files\Syncove...
by wwcanoer
Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Safe to turn off antivirus if drive previously scanned?
Replies: 3
Views: 8763

Safe to turn off antivirus if drive previously scanned?

Is it safe to turn off antivirus when the drives were previously scanned by antivirus program? i.e. When Duplicate Cleaner is performing MD5 (or binary) calculations on the contents of a file, is the file being opened in a way that a virus in it could be run? My impression is that anti-virus scanner...