ScanTFS - online Help documentation


Items menu
The items (drop-down or popup) menu displays all options. Some options are only available when one or more filenames are selected from the item list. Options that are not available are Grayed out.

Go to...
Switch to the directory that contains the selected item (the drive + pathname of the selected item will become the current directory).

Bookmark directory
Add the directory (drive + pathname) to the bookmark list.

Open
Open (execute) the selected item.

Open with...
Specify a program that should open (process) the selected file.

(pre)View as text
View the selected file as a text file. Many text files are recognized by their file extension but if the file extension is not recognized by ScanDir you can use this option to display the content of a file as ASCII text.

Find
Find text in Item list. All items that contain the specified text string are selected (highlighted).

Select All
Select all items.

Select None
Select no items (de-select all selected items).

Invert selection
Invert selection: de-select all selected items and select all non-selected items.

move entry Up
By default, the item list is sorted but individual filenames can be moved Up or Down in the list. Use Shitf+U as a shortcut to move an entry Up one position.

move entry Down
By default, the item list is sorted but individual filenames can be moved Up or Down in the list. Use Shift+D as a shortcut to move an entry Down one position.

Sort
Sort item list. If a volume name is included (see: Configuration, Scan) the items are sorted per volume, if no volume name is included the items are sorted per drive..

Clear
Clear the item list.

Copy
Displays the Copy Dialog to copy selected file(s) to another directory. If the target directory does not exist, ScanDir will prompt to create it. During the copy operation, files can be renamed (for advanced Rename functions see:below). When files with the same name already exist in the target directory, copied files are renamed to: "Copy of filename.ext". If Options * Confirm Rename is checked, a confirmation message is displayed before the copy (rename) takes place.

Move
Displays the Move Dialog to move selected file(s) to another directory. If the target directory does not exist, ScanDir will prompt to create it. During the move operation, files can be renamed (for advanced Rename functions see:Options * Confirm Rename is checked, a confirmation message is displayed before the move (rename) takes place.

Rename
Rename selected file(s). If Options * Confirm Rename is checked, a confirmation message is displayed before the rename takes place. If multiple files are selected, the Batch Rename Dialog is displayed.

Attrib
Set (or change) file attribute(s). Select this option to invoke the Attribute(s) Dialog. With the Attrib dialog the following attributes can be modified: Read-Only, Hidden, System and Archive. In addition, the Attribute(s) Dialog can be used to change the Date modified and/or Date created for one or more files.

Empty
Empty file. Use the Empty command to empty the selected file(s). When a file is emptied, it's content is deleted but the file itself is not deleted, it remains as an empty file.

Delete
Delete selected file(s). If Options * Confirm Delete is checked, a confirmation message is displayed before the delete takes place. Deleted files are kept in the recycle bin (except when this function is disabled in Windows).

Purge
Permanently delete selected file(s). Deleted files are NOT kept in the recycle bin! If Options * Confirm Purge is checked, a confirmation message is displayed before the purge takes place.

CRC32
Calculate CRC32 checksum for selected files. The calculated checksums are displayed in a new window, from which they can be saved to a text file.

MD5
Calculate MD5 checksum for selected files. The calculated checksums are displayed in a new window, from which they can be saved to a text file.

SHA256
Calculate SHA256 checksum for selected files. The calculated checksums are displayed in a new window, from which they can be saved to a text file.

Remove from item list
The selected filename(s) are removed from the item list, but NOT deleted. This option can be used if you want to exclude some files from further processing (e.g. rename, save, copy, move, delete, save...) on the files in the item list. Files that are removed from the item list are also excluded from the statistics that are shown in the information screen.

Filename to clipboard
Copy the filename (without the pathname) of the selected item to the clipboard.

Path to clipboard
Copy filename, including full path of the selected item to the clipboard.

File info...
Display total number of files and total file size for the selected items.



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