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Subject: Re: Flash Renamer

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:09:03 +0200

Hi,

Sorry for taking so long to respond.

I have looked at your problems and located the problem. You have changed the "date" in the "advanced settings". This is reflected in the date column, causing the sort function to stop working.

The advanced settings are meant to affect the way dates are formatted when added to filenames, and I think it is a mistake using it in the date column too. I will probably fix the problem by making the date column use a default date format instead.

You can fix the sorting problem until the next version by resetting the date to the default value.

As for your other suggestion, although I do like it, it's too specialized to implement as a general function. It could however be made as a script if you feel like some programming :-)

/ /Dan



Aref wrote:
> Please see attached.
>
> In addition, I had a feature request -- or, not sure if you can already do this:
> Is there a way to process (.*).nfo files, pull out release names based upon a user defined regex match, and then apply $1 as the new prefix/filename for the nfo, file, and any other files ( filetypes can be pre defined/selected ) matching the current nfo files non extension name.
>
> ie,
>
> blabla.nfo
> blabla.mp4
> blabla.srt
> blabla.avi
>
> extract "this really is abc" from blabla.nfo because it matched regex $2 from file content (Release name:)(.*)
>
> then based upon preselected file extensions, rename all files matching: blabla
>
> to
>
> this really is abc.nfo
> this really is abc.mp3
> this really is abc.srt
> this really is abc.avi
>
> ... this would really save a lot of manual renaming headaches with random downloads of movies/etc :)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Aref
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 13:36, Dan (RL Vision) <*****@*****> wrote:
>
>
> That's strange. I have no problems myself sorting using the Changed column. What happens when you try to do it?
>
> Open the settings, go to problem solver and open the folder where FR settings are store. Find "settings.dat" and send this to me and perhaps I can recreate the problem with my computer.
>
>
> // Dan
>
>
> Aref wrote:
>> Hi Dan,
>>
>> I've been using the latest version for a while now.. just found something else wierd that may be a bug.
>> I can't sort by the date modified column ( Changed as it says on the bar ) however I can sort by name/path/size and even extensions.. Is there a way to sort by date modified ( or perhaps even add a date created column )
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Aref
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 14:45, Dan (RL Vision) <*****@*****> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Yes. The new version is coming along nicely, and I am hoping to release it in about two weeks.
>>
>>
>> // Dan
>>
>>
>> Aref wrote:
>>> Hi Dan,
>>>
>>> Just following up -- will you be fixing this bug that doesn't show anything in directory listing upon start up.
>>> I can do without the shell context menu as long as the 'start Flash Renamer here' works :)
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> - aref
>>>
>>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 14:22, Dan (RL Vision) <*****@*****> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I think this is due to a small bug that I just found while testing on Win7. It think there are slight differences in how the different windows versions start applications that caused an unexpected bug.
>>>
>>> The right click shell context menu in Windows Explorer does not work on 64bit Windows version. This is because 32bit and 64bit processes can not be mixed. A possible workaround is to use the 32bit version of Windows Explorer. You can find out more about this problem ad solution on this page.
>>>
>>> // Dan
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Aref wrote:
>>>> Oh more things.. on Windows 2008 x64, If I right click on a folder in explorer and start Flash Renamer, Flash Renamer always starts blank, instead of the target folder. I think the default folder variable name on the right click + start function may need to change..
>>>>
>>>> Also, if I select the "Show Flash Renamer menu" option, nothing shows up in the menu anymore when I right click on a folder.
>>>>
>>>> - aref
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 13:50, Aref Z <*****@*****> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I actually got some files downloaded from an archive on newsgroups.. When they were unRAR'd they had no file modified date stamps on the file.
>>>> See attached. I'm wondering if it could be related to this issue in the comments.. my situation is that I didn't notice it until I moved the harddrive from an XP computer to the windows 2008 server computer. ( perhaps NTFS sees things differently in the new version )
>>>>
>>>> If you look at comments here, someone else had similar issue.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-change-the-last-modified-date-creation-date-and-last-accessed-date-for-files-and-folders/
>>>> or this
>>>> http://forum.soft32.com/windows/Blank-Date-Date-Modified-field-Vista-ftopict361838.html
>>>>
>>>> Is it possible for Flash Renamer to provide the Date Created option as well for sorting? That would resolve this issue temporarily. I think Date Access, Date Created, and Date Modified should be available in Flash Renamer as both sorting, as well as the DATE change options you have for the filename formattings ( I've used this in the past to rename picture files and add a date to the front )
>>>>
>>>> I guess I will need to use a third party software to match and replace the Date Created to the Date Modified for now.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for such a great software.
>>>>
>>>> - aref
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 13:21, Dan (RL Vision) <*****@*****> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for letting me know these things. I will fix the second one later today!
>>>>
>>>> About the first one: How can a file be missing the last modified date? I though that these where always present? Even a newly created file should get the created date as modified date. It does on my win2k machine at least. How do I get such a file? I need to recreate the situation here on my computer...
>>>>
>>>> // Dan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Aref wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I've been a registered user of Flash Renamer since couple of years now.
>>>>
>>>> I just recently started using it on Windows Server 2008, and noticed an issue.
>>>> If a directory has a group of 10 files, of which there is a subset of files ( could be any number of files ) missing 'file modified' dates -- and the 'last modified' option is checked in the interface menu to view as a colum -- then that entire directory content shows up as blank because Flash Renamer doesn't render any of the file listings in the directory. Once the interface has the file modified turned off, the file listings show up again. Can you fix this issue?
>>>>
>>>> Also .. another issue is if Flash Renamer starts and is by default not open on a directory, and you change any settings, the settings can't be saved without getting a runtime error 35600 ( when it tries to render the file listing with the newly applied interface settings ) .. and then the program just closes.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>> - Aref
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
>


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