Subfolder limits?

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filbenn
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Subfolder limits?

Post by filbenn » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:12 pm

Are there any limitations as to the number of subfolders in a search folder?
I am getting inconsistent results when scanning folders with a lot of subfolders. If i scan the subfolders individually, duplicates are found, if I select the parent folder, duplicates are not found. It is not too much of a hardship to scan several subfolders instead of the parent, but my concern is that there is no error or warning message, so I cannot trust the results.
I am using the pro version 4.10 and this behaviour has been observed with serveral versions before this.
I have just downloaded 4.12.....
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DigitalVolcano
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Re: Subfolder limits?

Post by DigitalVolcano » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:49 am

No, there aren't any limits. Check you haven't set any other unwanted criteria and that 'scan subfolders' is set to 'Yes'. You can check your settings in the log file. If in doubt you can reset all settings in the Advanced options tab.
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Re: Subfolder limits?

Post by DigitalVolcano » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:51 am

Also, it won't follow subfolders with a system flag (or a junction point).

Try unchecking:

-"Protect important system folders" - Options drop down menu
-"Don't follow NTFS Mountpoints and junctions" (Advanced search options)
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