When duplicating files, I often have three or more duplicates, where the one in the wrong location is unchecked.
Because I very much like the option to ensure at least one file per group is unchecked, changing selection means having to unselect the right file first, followed by selecting the original unselected file.
I would like to ask for a shortcut - for example Shift + Spacebar, or Shift + mouse click - to unselect the selected file, and select all other files in the group at the same time.
Thank you very much for your post.
If I got your proposal correctly, you can achieve the same already by check-marking all items (using the button in the ribbon bar) and then uncheck one item per groups using the spacebar or the mouse. Is this correct?
That is correct. However, I'm not talking about a few files here - I had to recover from a NAS volume crash plus the effects of a ransomware case. Fortunately, I was able to recover most (all?) of my files, including many years of digital photos by restoring from backup in the cloud, archives on BluRay, and files still held local on an old PC and two laptops my family uses. My biggest dedup issue is with my photo collection, where I still have over 144.000 duplicates. Selecting files manually is something I need to minimize as much as possible to be able to complete this work within reasonable time.
When working with large volumes of duplicated files in the list, right click context menus take forever to display, so that is why I prefer having a convenient and fast button on the toolbar - or a quick keyboard shortcut. I do appreciate that wherever the menu item or button is located, the processing will take the same amount of time - which is typically very fast.
As you can also see, the bottom bar has a glitch in not displaying all information - especially during the scanning process.
My other suggestions are also coming from this - perhaps unique angle of de-duplicating around 250.000 files in total.
In any case, I really appreciate the already awesome capabilities of the TreeSize toolset, which I have been using since forever (v5 - 2007?).
I agree that you need to be able to do this work using the keyboard, but I was under the impression that this is already possible. Maybe I did not fully understand your use case. So I will try to recap: You are trying to have one file unchecked in each duplicate group, and you want to define this item on a manual basis, group by group. Is this correct?
Example: A file has three duplicates. File A and B are checked, and File C is unchecked.
Currently, if I want to select File A and C, I first need to uncheck File B because of the restriction of One unchecked file per group, and then select File C.
My suggestion would be: if the user holds the Shift key and selects File B, File B is unselected, and all other duplicates in the group are selected - thus still keeping to the rule of One unchecked file per group.