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(I've not looked at 5.0.3, yet, so the link parts may be working, now?)
/IF/ DC5 followed symbolic links
you could use Everything (of course) to find files
Link Shell Extension to "gather" a diverse set of files - from ALL OVER the place
& have it DROP those "files" into a single directory
which DC5 could then scan ( to find, dups
- BUT, as it is, "shortcut" (symbolic) links are simply ignored
(perhaps it see's "0" bytes &... ?)
/IF/ all the files you wanted to scan were on a single drive (Volume)
/then/ you could create HARD-LINKS
from diverse directories, "placing" them all in a single directory
(not sure offhand what name dups would do)
that DC5 WILL scan, & find dups
- BUT, that would rarely be the case - for me
with my diverse sets of files - from ALL OVER the place
(odd, first time i heard a [scan] "completion" sound) [i guess that is what it was?]
in a directory where i "put" some links
i created a COPY of 1 of the hardlinked files (file - Copy.mp4)
& then re-ran a scan on that directory
- & it did NOT find that newly created file as a duplicate
(& obviously, being an exact copy, it should have ?)
? maybe because of xxhash/metrics [tis a VIDEO scan], maybe because it is an IDENTICAL
file, it skipped the "rescan" [though it /DID/ create a new thumbnail.jpg file (which
since identical, obviously does IDENTICALLY match the earlier create (differently named)
thumbnail.jpg of that file ?
file/image metrics, [Clear cache], is (perpetually) grayed ?
a link to LOG.txt
should be available, from "everywhere" (or at least, more generally available)
i run a scan, it says, "scan complete"
& i want to see the LOG file - before anything else
& i have to hunt down HOW to view it