Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

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igor88
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Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

Post by igor88 »

i have about 2k folders with with less then 1k photo in each with DEEP folder structure and no chance to change it

if i will see subfolder photos when scrolling them - it will be like a MIRACLE...but - xnview mp - i should click like 'Show all file in subfolders' on EACH folder i need... other software - almost the same...brrr..

If Xn View MP will do it - you will beat all other image apps:)
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michel038
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Re: Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

Post by michel038 »

I did not try ...

A workaround :
If you do not use any keywords nor categories in Xnviewmp :
- Settings > Metadata : No options checked at all
- Settings catalog : clean the unwanted entries in the table if you want to exclude corresponding folders
- Settings catalog : click "Import folder" and choose the parent folder of all your pictures... wait for catalog building ...

In the "Catalog filter" pane :
- in the "Match" drop down menu, select "Global" option
- select "Special items" > All
... all the photos will be displayed

Sometimes you may wish to display the photos from a specific folder and all its subfolders:
- Display this folder's content in the browser
- In the "Match" menu (catalog filter) , select "Current folder, recursive"
- "Special items" >All

If you were using some categories or keywords , we may need to think differently.
igor88
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Re: Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

Post by igor88 »

it cant help if deep folder structure


well, i am already start to write own app for subfolder photos ..

I don’t understand why image app developers are afraid to give rights to view subfolders - probably they think RAM wasted to it will be used for dev dollars....no idea
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user0
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Re: Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

Post by user0 »

igor88 wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:04 pm i should click like 'Show all file in subfolders' on EACH folder i need... other software - almost the same...brrr..
You mean don't reset "Show files in subfolders" to OFF when changing folders (eg like in CaptureOne)?
igor88
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Re: Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

Post by igor88 »

yes
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user0
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Re: Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

Post by user0 »

+1
"Show files in subfolders" should retain its state:
  • session-wise
    new tab opens with default OFF and retains manually changed state until closed

    OR
  • persistent
    state is saved after restarting the app until it is changed manually (like in CaptureOne)
I prefer persistent variant
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Re: Show all file in subfolders -without clicking EACH folder

Post by KLE-France »

Now that we've cleared up what we're talking about, +1 from me too.

Ideally a choice for per-session or persistent, and while we're there, would I be exaggerating if I said at the folder level??

Probably so.

But that would be cool.