ScanDir


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Introduction
Online help does not replace the built-in ScanDir Help, but it complements the help information contained within ScanDir. Online help is the place to go for the latest news about ScanDir, read about recently implemented and planned changes. It provides additional and/or updated information about the functions and features of ScanDir. Read the How to section and view the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to learn more about ScanDir.

About ScanDir
ScanDir is a computer program designed for desktop PC's with a Microsoft Windows operating system. It's primary purpose is to assist in file and folder management. Use the search argument to find files and/or folders with specific characteristics. The files and folders found are presented in a search result list (item list). The search results can be exported to a text file, printed or used to Delete, Copy, Move or Rename files and folders.

ScanDir 1.3.4 - Release Notes
This update of ScanDir contains fixes for known problems in previous versions and one major change compared to version 1.3.2: the drive selection box has been removed and all drives are now grouped under 'This PC' in the directory tree.

The main advantage of this new tree structure is that all connected PC drives can be scanned at once. A potential disadvantage is that some operations may take longer to complete. For more information check: Performance.

Important notes
Use the directory context menu (right-click in Dir.Tree) to access the directory tree:
  • Scan: start Scan from selected directory. When 'This PC' is selected, all folders on all drives are scanned. *WARNING* 'Scan: This PC' may last VERY long!
  • Refresh: Rebuild the directory tree from the selected directory. Changes in the folder structure made by other programs become visible.
  • Expand all: Expand all folders under the selected directory. *WARNING* 'Expand all' for 'This PC' may take up to half an hour.
  • Collapse all: Collapse all folders under the selected directory.

Recent updates:
+ New: Night mode themes.
+ New: Rename multiple items from the Rename pane using a template.
+ New: RegEx in Rename.
+ New: Random string in Rename.
+ Upd: Rename dialog redesign.
+ Upd: VolumeID Attrib removed (deprecated).
+ Fix: Removed 'dead' button in floating (pre)View window.
+ Fix: RegEx problem with File path/name/extension setting.
+ Fix: Negative numbers in Bytes read and Bytes written after Join.
+ Fix: Scan of sub-directories after Split/Join.
+ Fix: [Esc] or [Stop] button during Copy/Move, Delete, Rename, Attrib and Empty.
+ Fix: Newly created Directory not accessible after Copy/Move + Goto.

For an overview of all changes see: History

ScanDir Version 1.3.4
ScanDir 1.3.4 is the latest version of ScanDir. There are no updates.

What's next...

In addition to ScanDir, ScanTFS is planned. ScanTFS will be based on the code of ScanDir Version 1.3.4 Less often used functions (e.g. Join/Split and Print) from ScanDir have been removed. Internal processing is optimized (almost 50% faster than ScanDir) and there is a new (but similar) user interface.





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