File Filter

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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File Filter

Post by CrashDavis » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:37 pm

File Filter isn't working for me. If I leave 'Reverse Logic' unchecked, it has no effect. If I check it, almost all files are excluded. I just updated to 5.10 and get the same result.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: File Filter

Post by Support » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:11 pm

What are the filters you use?
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Re: File Filter

Post by CrashDavis » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:47 pm

Sorry about the delay getting back to you. The filter I used was: Archive 01 .pst. I tried it both with and without quotes because of the spaces, but no differences.

With "Reverse Logic" unchecked, I get the same results if I use the above or "*". I expected to only get that file. Checked, I expected to get all the files the I would get unchecked with a "*" with the exception on the file itself.

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Re: File Filter

Post by Support » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:14 am

The filter applies to the full path of the file name, so you should precede it with a * to make this work. So try *Archive 01 .pst see if this works?
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Re: File Filter

Post by CrashDavis » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:16 pm

The * had no effect. The only time the filter works as I thought it was supposed to, is if the only thing on the left of the '.suffix' is the '*' (ex: *.pst). If I add anything else to the left side, it no longer works.

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Re: File Filter

Post by Support » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:50 pm

The filter test against the whole path, for example, if you have a file...

D:\Backups\Documents\Archive 01 .pst

and use *Archive 01 .pst as a filter wildcard, then it will file the file, I have tested it.

the * means "anyhting up to" if used first, or "anything after" is uses last, or "anything in between" if used in the middle.

If you use *\Documents\* then it'll match any path that contain \Documents\ in it.

*\Documents\*.pst will match any files ending in .pst but only if the path contain \Documents\ in it.
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