Help, Hints & Tips  
Online help does not replace the built-in ScanDir Help, but it complements the help information contained within ScanDir. Online help is the place to go for the latest news about ScanDir, read about recently implemented and planned changes. It provides additional and/or updated information about the functions and features of ScanDir. Read the How to section and view the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to learn more about ScanDir.

About ScanDir
ScanDir is a computer program designed for desktop PC's with a Microsoft Windows operating system. It's primary purpose is to assist in file and folder management. Use the search argument to find files and/or folders with specific characteristics. The files and folders found are presented in a search result list (item list). The search results can be exported to a text file, printed or used to Delete, Copy, Move or Rename files and folders.

ScanDir 1.3.5 - Release Notes
This update of ScanDir contains fixes for known problems in previous versions and a few usability enhancements.

For more information check: Performance.

Important notes
Use the directory context menu (right-click in Dir.Tree) to access the directory tree:
  • Scan: start Scan from selected directory. When 'This PC' is selected, all folders on all drives are scanned. *WARNING* 'Scan: This PC' may last VERY long!
  • Refresh: Rebuild the directory tree from the selected directory. Changes in the folder structure made by other programs become visible.
  • Expand all: Expand all folders under the selected directory. *WARNING* 'Expand all' for 'This PC' may take up to half an hour.
  • Collapse all: Collapse all folders under the selected directory.

Recent updates:
+ Fix: Save Configuration setting for Suppress PopUp message(s).
+ Fix: "Error in regular expression" for Scan string *.*.
+ Fix: Misleading error message for path/filename with more than 259 chracters.
+ Fix: Incorrect "Rename" for directory names containing a "." (dot).
+ Fix: "Not Responding" during Copy/Move.
+ Fix: Incorrect message "Stopped at user request".
+ Fix: (0) appended after Rename case.
+ Fix: "Directory not accessible" after copy/move.
+ Fix: "Directory not accessible" during startup.
+ Fix: Show/Hide preview button after float/dock.
+ Upd: Allow *.* in rename during copy/move.
+ Upd: Rename '.' into ' ' and ' ' into '-'.
+ Upd: Include attribute added to Save dialog.
+ Upd: Semicolon delimiter added to Save dialog.
+ Upd: Minor changes in the Configuration, Rename and Save screens.

For an overview of all changes see: History

ScanDir Version 1.3.5
ScanDir 1.3.5 is the latest version of ScanDir. There are no updates or fixes.

What's next...

In addition to ScanDir, ScanTFS is developed. ScanTFS is based on the code of ScanDir Version 1.3.5 Less often used functions (e.g. Join/Split and Print) from ScanDir have been removed. Internal processing is optimized and the user interface has been updated.

The latest development is HashTFS, a file verification program. HashTFS can calculate and verify hash values for a list of files which has been created with ScanTFS (or ScanDir). Use a semicolon as delimiter during save as... if you want to use the saved file as input for HashTFS. ScanDir 1.3.5 has been updated with the semicolon delimiter, on older versions of ScanDir you must enter the semicolon (;) manually.

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