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Perform file operations from the results list?

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Unknown Person
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I love FileSeek but I have a question.

Instead of just opening up the file, how can I right click a file and perform some operation like deleting it?

Thanks
Dec 3, 2008  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I am planning on having the standard Windows context menu available at some point in the future, but currently there is just the custom menu. The Windows context menu would allow you to do all of the standard actions (delete, sent to... etc).
Jan 16, 2009  • #2
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ltwally
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FileSeek is an awesome tool - much faster (and better) results than the Vista search function...

But the lack of that Explorer context menu is a real show stopper. 90% of the time when I do a search, I need something off that context menu. I'd use FileSeek 100% of the time if it had that context menu.... but without it, FileSeek is next to useless to me.

Personally, I think getting that explorer menu added in should be top priority.

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Feb 10, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It is a top priority, and it's something that is being worked on for the next version.
Feb 11, 2009  • #4
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ltwally
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awesome!
Feb 12, 2009  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The next release is nearly done, and has a number of improvements in the file-handling area.
Mar 10, 2009  • #6
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I love this program, especially since I am currently learning regex.

I am glad to see the Windows context menu available for the file results list, but it's not quite what I need. What would be really useful to me is to be able to open the group context menu for all of the returned results. Very often I need to copy or delete all of the files that match my query, and doing it line by line takes too long to be useful. Is this a possibility?

By the way, another great, slim program that uses regex for file renaming is ReNamer by den4b; unfortunately I don't think it's supported anymore, but it works beautifully.

Thanks!
May 28, 2009  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@blckclbrtn: I haven't been able to find a reliable way to show the context menu for multiple results yet. Part of the problem is that the results can be from varying folders, which for some reason causes problems.
Jul 6, 2009  • #8
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I really love this program, it is almost perfect. As far as searching goes, it has been for me. The problem is what you can do with the results.

I used photorec to recover a bunch of files, and this has helped a lot in sorting through them. I just wish I could delete and/or move or copy files from Fileseek. Then it would help immensely.

A drag and drop would be nice, copying selected files to clipboard so I can paste into a folder would work. I don't know if those are any easier than the context menu thing? I don't care how, anything that can delete/move/copy multiple results would help a ton!
Feb 4, 2010  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can right-click a search result (only one, not multiple) you can click the "Windows Context Menu" item (the one with the Windows icon). From here, you can do anything that Windows can do (copy, delete... etc). Unfortunately it only supports 1 selected file at a time, but I hope to improve this in the future.
Feb 4, 2010  • #10
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