Context menu when searching dups in 1 folder only

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dcwul62
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Context menu when searching dups in 1 folder only

Post by dcwul62 »

Up front: I am very sorry should this have been asked before. Most probably there are threads about it, but I vainly tried to find them.
I just recently started using Duplicate Cleaner.

I wanted to r-click a folder and run Duplicate Cleaner on that specific folder from the context menu, but noticed there was no context menu entry.
AFAIK it is not available under options either.

Will this be considered in future releases?

Thanks!
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DigitalVolcano
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Re: Context menu when searching dups in 1 folder only

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You can add this yourself using a registry hack

Save the following into a .reg file and run it-

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\duplicatecleaner]
@="Scan with Duplicate Cleaner"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\duplicatecleaner\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Duplicate Cleaner Pro\\DuplicateCleaner.exe\" \"%1\" /a"

Note it'll use whatever your last scan settings were and may throw a confirmation prompt if you already have a scan loaded.
This can probably be improved using a profile link in the parameters for clean settings.
https://www.duplicatecleaner.com/manual ... =&sct=MzU2

Probably need to add this to the installer!
dcwul62
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Re: Context menu when searching dups in 1 folder only

Post by dcwul62 »

Many thanks indeed!
It worked out fine.

In my case, I had to change the registry a little bit as I have Duplicate Cleaner installed on a different partition.

Yes, I do think it would be a great enhancement to at least optionally enable the context menu.
Maybe under Options > More Options > General (?)
Just a positive meant suggestion.

Again, thanks anyway for the registry solution.
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