ScanTFS - online Help documentation


Configuration

To display the Configuration screen click the [Config] button, select Configuration from the Options pull-down menu, or press [Alt+C].

Select
Set default file selection criteria. Refer to: Selection criteria for additional information on using scan arguments.

Sort
[-] Indicate whether or not the entries in the drop-down list from the Scan argument should be sorted. By default sort is enabled, which means that the Scan arguments are sorted alphabetically.

Auto complete
[-] Enable or disable auto complete for the Scan argument(s). By default auto complete is enabled, which means that ScanTFS will try to complete the Scan argument after the first characters have been entered.

Regular Expression
[-] Indicate if the scan argument is a regular expression. For more information on using scan arguments refer to: Selection criteria.

Or / And / Not
(.) select how to interpret the scan argument(s). For more information on using scan arguments refer to: Selection criteria.

scan sub-directories
[-] indicate if sub-directories should also be scanned. By default sub-directories are also scanned.

Directories
[-] indicate if directories are included in the scan results. By default, directories are not shown in the item list. See also (below): Advanced | Calculate directory size.

Filenames
[-] indicate if filenames are included in the scan results. By default, filenames are always included in the scan results

Append
[-] indicate if new scan results are added (appended) to the current results. By default, ScanTFS clears the current results with every new Scan cycle.

file
Specify if ScanTFS should (not) include the [-] file path, [-] file name and / or [-] file extension when scanning for filename(s) and / or file mask(s). For more information about file path, name and extension refer to: Selection criteria.

attributes
Specify the default file attributes that are used during scan operations. For more information about file attributes refer to: Selection criteria.

size
Specify the default units (Kbytes or Bytes) used to specify the file size. For more information about file size and file date refer to: Selection criteria.

Scan
Specify settings that are used to control the Scan process.

Reset scan string with Dir *.*
[-] Indicate if ScanTFS should change the scan string to *.* when the [Dir *.*] button is pressed. By default ScanTFS does not update the search argument when [Dir *.*] is pushed.

Include Volume name
[-] Indicate if ScanTFS should display the volume name in addition to the drive letter. When the volume name is included, the Item list will be sorted on volume name instead of drive letter.

Custom scan string 1 .. 5:
Specify up to 5 scan strings that will be used in the PopUp menu (right-click) for the [Scan] button. Select or | and | not from the drop-down list to indicate the relation between the arguments.

Output

Output
Specify the which fields are included in the output file.
[-] Include Scan string - include the last scan string used
[-] Include Volume - include volume label
[-] Include Pathname - include pathname
[-] Include File size - include file size
[-] Include File date - include file date

File
Specify how to format the output file.
[-] Include Quoted strings - put all text strings between quotes
[-] Include Title columns- include a line with the column titles
[-] Include Header - include header lines
[-] Include Statistics - include the item list statistics (information as presented in the Info ( i ) window).

Use the following settings to create a .CSV compatible file format which can be imported by many applications, e.g. MS Access and MS Excel ( these options can also be specified / changed in the Save as... dialog ):
[v] Quoted strings
[v] Title columns
[-] Header
[-] Statistics

Output delimiter: Select the delimiter character ( default= TAB ) used to separate the fields in the output file.

Output file: specify output filename ( default= \..\scanlist.txt )

(-) Prompt - display a confirmation dialog if the output file already exists;
(-) Append - add the output at the end of the existing file;
(-) Replace - overwrite the contents of the existing file;

Interface
The interface settings control the way to interact with ScanTFS.

Confirm Delete directory
Set the default value for Confirm Delete directory. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Confirm Rename directory
Set the default value for Confirm Rename directory. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Confirm Purge file
Set the default value for Confirm Purge file. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Confirm Delete file
Set the default value for Confirm Delete file. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Confirm Attrib
Set the default value for Confirm Attrib. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Confirm Empty
Set the default value for Confirm Empty. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Confirm Rename file(s)
Set the default value for Confirm Rename. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Preview Rename file(s)
Set the default value for Preview Rename. This default can be temporary overwritten in the Options menu.

Progress
Show or hide scanning progress: show the directories being scanned in the status bar (use Ctrl+Alt+O to toggle). Show progress slows down the Scan process. The default can be temporary overwritten in the View menu.

Hints
Show or hide hints for all controls (use Ctrl+Alt+H to toggle). The default can be temporary overwritten in the View menu.

Display Rename pane
Show or hide Rename pane at the bottom of the item list (use Ctrl+Alt+R to toggle). The default can be temporary overwritten in the View menu.

Save Most Recently Used Directory
Specify if the directory that was last used should be saved and used as the initial directory the next time ScanTFS is started.

Save Window Position and Size
Specify if the current ScanTFS window position and size should be stored. The window position and size will be restored the next time that ScanTFS is started.

Save Log file
Specify if the internal log (Log tab) should be saved to scantfs.log when ScanTFS is stopped.

Remember Rename parameters
Specify if the parameters for the Rename dialog should be kept. By default, the Rename parameters are (re)initialized every time the Rename dialog is invoked

Display Preview pane
Show or hide Preview pane at the left, below the directory Tree list.

-History-

Save bookmarks
Specify if Bookmarks should be saved.

Entries
Specify the number of entries to keep for bookmarks (main menu). The minimum number (=no bookmarks) is: 00, the maximum number is 99. Bookmarks are saved in scantfs.ini.

Clear
Press this button to clear the bookmarks entries. Unless ScanTFS was started with the command line option -i (do not use .ini file), this will also clear all bookmark entries saved in scantfs.ini! Clearing bookmarks does NOT reset the Bookmarks Entries number.

Save addresses list
Specify if last address entries used should be saved.

Entries
Specify the number of entries to keep for addresses (main menu). The minimum number (=no addresses) is: 00, the maximum number is 99. Addresses are saved in scantfs.ini.

Clear
Press this button to clear the address entries. Unless ScanTFS was started with the command line option -i (do not use .ini file), this will also clear all address entries saved in scantfs.ini! Clearing addresses does NOT reset the Address Entries number.

Save scan history
Specify if the scan history should be saved in scantfs.ini. When the scan history is saved, the factory supplied defaults may be overwritten. The factory settings can be restored by clicking the [DEFAULT] button.

Entries
Specify the number of entries to keep in the history (drop-down list). The minimum number (=no history) is: 00, the maximum number is 99. The Scan history is saved scantfs.ini.

Clear
Press this button to clear the history entries. Unless ScanTFS was started with the command line option -i (do not use .ini file), this will also clear any history entries saved in scantfs.ini! Clearing the history does NOT reset the History Size!

Advanced

Show system files
Indicate if System files should be included in the directory Tree.

Show hidden files
Indicate if Hidden files should be included in the directory Tree.

Suppress PopUp message(s)
Check this option to prevent that a PopUp message interrupts a running Scan operation. Only PopUp messages are suppressed, messages are always written to the log.

Minimize to system tray
Minimize to system tray instead of taskbar.

Calculate directory size
Indicate if directory (including all sub directories) size should be calculated when scanning for directories entries. Calculating directory size slows down the scanning process: all file entries in all sub directories are scanned to calculate the total file size!!

Item limit
The item limit is the maximum number of output items. Since all items are kept in memory, increasing this value also increases the memory used by ScanTFS. If this limit is reached the user is prompted to proceed (or not). See also: Messages.

Stop Intvl.
The Stop Interval is the number of actions that ScanTFS processes before it checks the [Stop] button. This is a tuning parameter. The larger the number, the faster ScanTFS will be. But if the number is too large, it may take some time before a running process is interrupted when the [Stop] button is pressed.

[User Font]
Click this button to modify the default font. This option was removed in version 1.3 but has been restored at user request.

Startup folder
Specify the directory that should be selected when ScanTFS is started (ignored if "Save Most Recently Used directory" is selected).

Target folder
Specify the default directory that Save log file and Save item list should use.

Directory for Open with...
Specify the default directory to be used when Open with... is selected for an item in the item list.

Buttons

[Help]
Display Help screen ( the part of the help file that you are currently reading ).

[Reset]
Reset Configuration to the default values. The default values are the factory settings.

[Save]
Apply and Save the current configuration settings. Configuration settings are written to scantfs.ini.

[Ok]
Set Configuration for current execution of ScanTFS only. The configuration settings are NOT saved.

[Cancel]
Ignore any changes made to the Configuration. Continue with previous Configuration.




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