Cannot Delete Files

This file synchronizer will generate a report of all differences between two drives/folders. This includes any missing files, modified files, duplicate files and duplicate files with date conflicts. it is ideal when comparing for example, your work files against a backup to make sure the backup is up to date.
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Cannot Delete Files

Post by LesIn29 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:07 am

When I do compare of two directories I can copy missing and newer files from the source to destination but I cannot delete files from either side.

Comparator ver 5.10, Vista Ultimate 32bit with Service pack 2. Source is hard drive and destination is a flash drive. None of the files are read-only or otherwise protected. Have tried running Comparator 5 in admin mode but that didn't help.

All works fine with Comparator 4. Did I just waste the cost of an upgrade?

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Re: Cannot Delete Files

Post by Support » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:22 am

How do you go about deleting the files? I mean, are you clicking on the Delete button inside the Duplicate Files list?
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Re: Cannot Delete Files

Post by LesIn29 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:34 am

I'm in the missing files panel and want to delete files on the destination side that no longer exist on the source. There is no delete button. I've tried selecting one or more files and using the delete key and right clicking and choosing delete.

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Re: Cannot Delete Files

Post by Support » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:42 am

If you use the context menu to delete the files, they will be deleted but they will remain in the list for some reason (we'll fix this). If you restart the scan, they will no longer be showing in the list.

Perhaps we should have a delete button as well. We never thought one would delete files from this list, but it make sense, to get rid of files which no longer exist as you pointed out.
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Re: Cannot Delete Files

Post by LesIn29 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:58 am

Yes, a button would be nice.

I've tried the delete with the context menu and then rescan, the files are still there. Verified that they still exist with explorer.

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Re: Cannot Delete Files

Post by Support » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:30 am

ok, we'll have this fixed and add a delete button. I'll let you know when it's ready. Give us a day or so.
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Re: Cannot Delete Files

Post by LesIn29 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:02 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Cannot Delete Files

Post by Support » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:41 pm

We have updated our download page with v5.11 which contain the delete buttons you requested. Please let me know if you find any bugs?
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