Custom columns and duplicates

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wrisco
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Custom columns and duplicates

Post by wrisco » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:04 pm

Currently it's not possible to check multiple columns (together) for duplicates (only one after the other). If it's not planned already, I'd like to suggest such a feature. I'm trying to look for files that don't have the same modified date and filesize.

Another way I could imagine this to work would be some kind of custom columns, e.g. a single "modified date, filesize" column, then check this column for duplicates. :|

Since there is a "Full Path UTF-8 Byte Length" column, I hope it's not unreasonable to suggest a full path column without the drive letter (and maybe a drive letter column)..? :oops: That would allow me to find the files I haven't copied to my mirror-drive.

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Re: Custom columns and duplicates

Post by void » Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:59 am

Thank you for your feedback wrisco,

Everything 1.5.0.1297a adds support for finding duplicates of multiple properties with the dupe: search function.

For example:

dupe:size;date-modified
-or-
dupe:size;dm


Another way I could imagine this to work would be some kind of custom columns, e.g. a single "modified date, filesize" column, then check this column for duplicates.
Maybe this could be done with regex capture groups.
I will look into this..


Since there is a "Full Path UTF-8 Byte Length" column, I hope it's not unreasonable to suggest a full path column without the drive letter (and maybe a drive letter column)..? :oops: That would allow me to find the files I haven't copied to my mirror-drive.
Please try using the Regular Expression Match 1 property and including the following in your search:

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regex:path:^[a-z]:(.*)$
Right click the Regular Expression Match 1 column header and right-click Find duplicates... and click Find Unique (not duplicated)...

-or-

If your mirror-drive is included in your Everything, try the following search:

regex:path:c:(.*)$ !fileexists:d:\1

where D: is your mirrored drive.



file-exists:

wrisco
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Re: Custom columns and duplicates

Post by wrisco » Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:33 pm

void wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:59 am
Everything 1.5.0.1297a adds support for finding duplicates of multiple properties with the dupe: search function.
Awesome! 8-)
void wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:59 am
Please try using the Regular Expression Match 1 property and including the following in your search:
This works perfectly, thanks!

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