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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2009, 07:12:00 PM »
@Target, please release yours as well.  It's always good to have a choice

I'm close enough that I won't just drop it, but it will be sometime next week before I'm done...

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2009, 07:24:20 PM »
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Makes my 8000 or so songs on my iPod look small
where did this figure come from?

I think Fred Nerd may have been referring to my screenshots.  I have a fairly large music collection.  ~86,000 tracks.

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2009, 07:31:59 PM »
I think Fred Nerd may have been referring to my screenshots.  I have a fairly large music collection.  ~86,000 tracks.

GAAAAACK!! I have no idea what mines like, but it's largely archived to disc (although I do currently have about 80G that needs cleaning up before I can do that  :-[)

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2009, 08:24:35 PM »
Fred Nerd - what do you want to do about file collisions (ie duplicates, or different files with the same name)?

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2009, 08:34:15 PM »
Fred Nerd - what do you want to do about file collisions (ie duplicates, or different files with the same name)?

I've done what I usually do in cases like this:

filename.ext
filename[1].ext
filename[2].ext
...

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2009, 08:40:11 PM »
that's where i was heading, but I wondered whether or not it was likely to be an issue, ie if they are actually duplicates then you probably don't want to copy them in (renamed or otherwise)

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2009, 08:54:17 PM »
that's where i was heading, but I wondered whether or not it was likely to be an issue, ie if they are actually duplicates then you probably don't want to copy them in (renamed or otherwise)

In my own experience when dealing with music files, I'm positive it will be an issue.  As an aside, I've decided on "File Bucket" as the name.

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2009, 09:02:49 PM »
I'll give it some thought, I may just ask (what's the worst that can happen...)

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2009, 09:16:35 PM »
I've decided on "File Bucket" as the name.
Oh no, not another Spoonerism!

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2009, 09:25:44 PM »
We could shorten it...  Take the "F" from File and the "ucket" from Bucket...hmmm....maybe not.   :P

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2009, 09:26:36 PM »
that's where i was heading, but I wondered whether or not it was likely to be an issue, ie if they are actually duplicates then you probably don't want to copy them in (renamed or otherwise)

In my own experience when dealing with music files, I'm positive it will be an issue.  As an aside, I've decided on "File Bucket" as the name.

I would imagine YOU would get that issue with that many songs.....
But in what I want it for it is likely to be rare.
But good thinking, its something I would have forgotten, and then run into trouble one day....
Anyway of dealing with it is fine, but possibly a message box letting you know of the problem? maybe options for different ways of dealing with it?
(I don't ask for much, do I?)

Still envious of that music collection....... Do you have them on CDs as original? It must take up a lot of space to store them.....

@target, this is the wrong thread, but I take it you did the same as me and modified the 'client' 'server' program? And had it it working, but no idea why..... Thats what I did, and tried various modifications to try to understand it, but still no idea WHY they sent it the numbers they did...... and can't find out anywhere on the internet.....

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2009, 09:48:21 PM »
@target, this is the wrong thread, but I take it you did the same as me and modified the 'client' 'server' program? And had it it working, but no idea why.....

no doubt it will all seem so easy if we ever work it out...

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2009, 10:26:03 PM »
We could shorten it...  Take the "F" from File and the "ucket" from Bucket...hmmm....maybe not.   :P

what about file in the hole (whole?)?

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2009, 03:35:18 AM »
Website | Download

  • Drag & Drop hasn't been implemented yet.
  • No right-click menus for anything yet.
  • You can use the following shortcuts to manipulate the files in the bucket:
    • Ctrl-A - Select all
    • Ctrl-D - Deselect all
    • Ctrl-I - Invert selection
    • Ctrl-C - Copy all paths to clipboard
    • Delete - Remove files from list

Give it a run and let me know your thoughts.

main.pngDONE: Group files from within folders
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 03:39:01 AM by skwire »

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2009, 06:38:11 AM »
Excellent......
Thanks heaps..

One important modification/addition:
The 'Add files in selected folder' button needs a hotkey. Preferably one on the left of the keyboard.
Then instead of CTRL+select, its select, hotkey, select, hotkey...... Which is almost as easy

Also maybe the destination dialog box needs to be able to add new folder? I added one by \New Folder, which is easy enough, so maybe no need.

Other than that.... :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:


And much thanks,

I'll send some credits around to you when I get around to loading some on..... And that will be the first software I have ever paid for.....
Long live Donation Coder, and thanks heaps skwire

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2009, 06:45:26 AM »
I've decided on "File Bucket" as the name.
Oh no, not another Spoonerism!
;D ;D
now that would be a name that wouldnt be forgotten :D
Tom

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2009, 06:57:23 AM »
One important modification/addition:
The 'Add files in selected folder' button needs a hotkey. Preferably one on the left of the keyboard.
Then instead of CTRL+select, its select, hotkey, select, hotkey...... Which is almost as easy

Which hotkey would you like?  Ctrl+S, perhaps, for "Send"?  Whatever you want...

Also maybe the destination dialog box needs to be able to add new folder? I added one by \New Folder, which is easy enough, so maybe no need.

Doh, my fault.  I will add that in the next build.  Thank you.

Other than that.... :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
And much thanks,
I'll send some credits around to you when I get around to loading some on..... And that will be the first software I have ever paid for.....
Long live Donation Coder, and thanks heaps skwire

You're very welcome.  Happy to help.

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2009, 07:07:05 AM »
D*mn that assignment that involved Winsock, it threw me right off track.
*thinks (for 100th time) I WILL master it. It won't beat me*

I'm with you, I've still got a flat spot on my forehead from hitting that 'wall'...
While I'm no expert, I have spent an insane amount of time playing with WinSock code...perhaps I could help.

Also if it's not to late, I'd like to vote for FolderGroupie as a name. It's both descriptive if the programs intent and catchy. Another possible variation would be Folder(re)Groupie.

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2009, 07:25:37 AM »
I went with File Bucket as the name.   :(  Sort of like you add files to your "bucket" and then "pour" them out to the destination folder.  Corny, yeah...   :P

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2009, 04:09:48 PM »
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v1.0.1 - 2009-10-31
    + Added "Make New Folder" button to the folder browse dialog.  (Thanks, Fred Nerd)
    + Added ctrl-s hotkey that will work like clicking the "Add files in selected folder to list" button.  (Thanks, Fred Nerd)
    + Added accelerator keys to all buttons on the form.
    + Added a button to change listview view modes for the bucket list.
    + Added basic right-click context menus to the drive, tree and file list panes.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2010, 03:45:08 PM by skwire »

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2009, 12:13:55 AM »
I have sent you some credits..... and thats the first time I have ever paid for software (other than indirectly [OEM windows])
Its a big day for me......

Thanks for the program, I have been/will be busy for a while yet, but I will check it out and let you know what I think....


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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2009, 02:18:02 PM »
I have sent you some credits..... and thats the first time I have ever paid for software (other than indirectly [OEM windows])
Its a big day for me......
Thanks for the program, I have been/will be busy for a while yet, but I will check it out and let you know what I think....

I'm honoured, thank you.  Let me know if you need anything further from the program.

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2009, 07:24:43 PM »
and here's my take

copies files from the source directories (and all subfolders) to the chosen target directory

choose a drive using the drop down list (the R button refreshes this list in case you're adding removable media)

right click or space to add a folder to the list (hint - it's a good idea to let the tree finish loading before you start copying)

filter the copied files by entering extensions in filter field (comma separated, NO SPACES)

press go to copy

target directory is persistent between sessions

copy list can be selectively cleared if you add something then change your mind (select the items to remove and press the clear list button)

I'm still working on the file renaming functionality so at the moment it ignores duplicates (I'll post it when I get it finished...)

any/all feedback gratefully received

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2009, 11:13:00 PM »
ok, updated to include the rename functionality

files are renamed with a  numerical increment (_01, _02, etc)

script will also periodically (every 30secs) scan for new media or non existent media

any/all feedback gratefully received

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Re: Group files from within folders
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2009, 04:30:31 PM »
meh, bugfix...

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