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Hidden folders not visible in folder tree

Post by Akovia » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:01 pm

I can see and access my hidden folders in the viewer pane, but they do not show in the tree in the folder pane. I obviously have the Show hidden files & folders option enabled, but that doesn't help for the folder pane.

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Re: Hidden folders not visible in folder tree

Post by xnview » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:17 am

even if you restart it?
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Re: Hidden folders not visible in folder tree

Post by Akovia » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:31 am

That worked.

I don't need in hidden folders often, but I know I've seen this before. I'll try to remember to restart it from now on.

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Re: Hidden folders not visible in folder tree

Post by Akovia » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:07 pm

I realized not long after this last post that you have to restart every single time after changing any folder name, or if a hidden folder is not showing, to have it sorted and visible in the folder tree. I don't know if these issues are related but it seems so. To have my folder tree accurate I would have to restart the program after almost any folder operation.

I work in directories that routinely have over 500 folders. If I change a folder name, I have a few choices.
  • Restart the program
    Scroll down to the bottom of the folder tree where it is placed after a renaming operation.
    Go up one directory where it is sorted properly in the main thumbnail view, but is very slow because it wants to load 500+ thumbnails.
None of these options are quick and easy when working with large collections of images.

Would you consider a feature request to have this refresh automatically after any folder operation, or at least a manual refresh button for the folder tree itself? (The F5 refresh seems to only operate on the mail thumb view window.)

Even better would be I'm overlooking something that's already there.

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Re: Hidden folders not visible in folder tree

Post by xnview » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:05 pm

Akovia wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:07 pm
I realized not long after this last post that you have to restart every single time after changing any folder name, or if a hidden folder is not showing, to have it sorted and visible in the folder tree. I don't know if these issues are related but it seems so. To have my folder tree accurate I would have to restart the program after almost any folder operation.
You change a folder name in thumbnail view, and the change is not visible in folder tree?
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Re: Hidden folders not visible in folder tree

Post by Akovia » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:37 pm

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Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:05 pm
You change a folder name in thumbnail view, and the change is not visible in folder tree?
I guess this is more complicated then I thought at first.

If I rename the folder from within xnviewmp, it seems to reflect the new name properly and properly sorts the folders.

If a folder is renamed externally, it does see the change and reflects the changed name, but it sorts the folder to the end of the folder tree without a way to sort it back alphabetically without restarting the program. I believe this is the root of the hidden folders going missing from the tree as well.

Here's an example.
https://mega.nz/file/xQJGSajQ#boeWhxMQe ... 1wUotzHK0o
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