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Author Topic: DONE: Batch adjust shortcut targets  (Read 16535 times)
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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2014, 02:21:06 AM »

(see attachment in previous post)
Like you can see on the screenshot, I was able to change the path but not the name.
What I'm I doing wrong?

That's not likely to work since you haven't used valid Regular Expressions in the Target Path and Name input boxes.

I'll have a look later today if I've got time, I'm currently in the middle of a house renovation overseas.

@gendalf: Same thing, I'll have a look if I have time otherwise it's two weeks before I'm back home.
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« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2014, 08:11:13 AM »

That's not likely to work since you haven't used valid Regular Expressions in the Target Path and Name input boxes.
I'll have a look later today if I've got time.
hahah thats crazy..
Thank you man, I'll wait then.. Appreciate your help.
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« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2014, 03:18:07 AM »

a little suggestion: make it possible to paste target path in BSM, i don't like dropdown-select/tree menu it's just slowing down
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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2014, 04:13:02 PM »

Nothing new?
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« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2014, 05:54:58 PM »

I'll have a look if I have time otherwise it's two weeks before I'm back home.

Nothing new?

@weberxw: 4wd mentioned he won't be back in-country for at least another week.  Please be patient.
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« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2014, 10:36:01 PM »

Ops, sorry... didn't read that before!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2014, 07:05:33 AM »

BSM shows Error: Subscript used with non-Array variable. for me
i'm trying to change Disk letter of all of the shortcuts paths in the start menu.
i tried: G:\\(.*) -> D:\\\1 , G:(.*) -> D:\1 , $G(.*) -> D\1 , "G(.*) -> "D\1
all give me that error with or without test&recurse checkboxes


OK, found a problem due to some shortcuts in the Start menu not having a normal target, (ie. file or folder), an example is the "My Computer" shortcut.  A simple check for a valid file/folder target should fix that.

Oddly enough, v0.3 ran without a problem ... hmmm  huh

Currently you can paste a path in the folder selector that opens but I'll make the text field accept input too.

Yes, work in part.
I was able to change the path, this works fine.
But I couldn't change the name using the same search parameters..

For example:
I change the path from D:\RODOTECPAV\NF - Rod\09 2014\PDF\ to D:\RODOTECPAV\NF - Rod\10 2014\PDF\
Using the parameter 09 (old path) 10 (new path)... this works nice and prety simple

But I tried to change the name using the same parameters and nothing changes...
My shortuct names are like PDF 09.2014 Rodotec

Am I doing something wrong?
The parameters to change the name are diferent?

From the above it sounds like you expect BSM to change the name of the shortcut.

BSM does not change the name of the shortcut, if the shortcut is named PDF 09.2014 Rodotec then it will stay the same.

BSM changes the target that the shortcut points to - is that clear?

If you want to change the name of the shortcut then one of the many bulk renamer programs will do it easily.

Although I do have an idea which may or may not work.
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« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2014, 06:54:37 AM »

BSM v0.6
  • Checks to see if the the Target of a shortcut is not null, (eg. various shortcuts in the Start Menu)
  • Can paste into the folder text field

It's here
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« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2014, 07:23:28 AM »

I could not run. An error here:
http://i.imgur.com/yiSa0KF.png
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« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2014, 12:38:19 AM »

Can you archive what shortcuts are in that folder and email them to f1796233(a)opayq.com please so I can test on my machine.

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« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2014, 11:40:30 PM »

Bug confirmed, I'll see what I've screwed up  undecided

Fixed that one but found another ... need a bigger swatter I think.
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« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2014, 05:29:47 AM »

I could not run. An error here:

Could you run the attached version and see what happens on the folder tree you sent me - I'm having trouble with the accented characters, (ã), don't know if it's my system or something else.
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« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2014, 05:59:57 AM »

Error:
http://i.imgur.com/jP73AdX.png

Another problem: If the selected folder has special characters, I get a warning saying that there is no shortcut.
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« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2014, 11:54:35 PM »

OK, I'm going to rewrite the shortcut retrieval routine, there seems to be some problem with handing it to DOS even though the code page supposedly gets set correctly.

This will probably slow it down a bit.
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« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2014, 02:01:18 AM »

Slow but steady, 4wd.  Slow but steady.
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« Reply #65 on: November 16, 2014, 11:09:52 PM »

Try this version, BSM 0.7

Now fully internal file list retrieval which, oddly enough, is faster than using DOS for small numbers of files but only about 25% slower for large numbers, (eg. 75 seconds as opposed to 60 seconds for 768780 shortcuts) ... so not too bad.

Seems to handle accented characters OK, @gpsTao - it handled all the shortcuts you sent me on my system fine.

Because it now uses purely AutoIt for file retrieval I might have a look at updating the statusbar with file numbers while it's searching and perhaps being able to cancel the search.
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« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2014, 05:29:43 AM »

Perfect!!
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« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2014, 01:21:23 AM »

Moved BSM v0.7 from my above post to this one.

It'll stay as it is for a little while before I implement possible process interrupt and counting ... bit of other work to do first.
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