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Author Topic: File/folder operations (delete, move, etc) without counting files? Possible?  (Read 2607 times)

urlwolf

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When doing File/folder operations (delete, move, etc) dopus (at least; I forget what exporer.exe does :) ) shows a windonw saying "counting files". This is pretty slow. Is there any way to skip this step? Any nice trick/software that can speed this up?

For example, if I want to obliterate a dir without being pestered by popups, is there any easy way to do it (a la rm -rf). No trash-can needed, either.

I hate when you get the "filename is too long or not valid" error, and the process just stops there -losing all the time it took to count files-. Or is the filesystem in windows that bad?

nudone

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menu:

settings > preferences > file operations (left column) > deleting (tab)

you'll find most options there.

using shift key will delete without using recycle bin - using shift often prevent futher prompts appearing depending on the action.

i've not see that "fillename is too long..." error.

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Cool stuff, that works. Nudone, you are a master of Dopus!

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thanks, but i'm far from it.

unlike this guy, Leo Davidson http://www.pretentio...sname.com/index.html