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AFR 2.3 not working?

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:11 pm
by ecarlin
Someone recommended AFR to me and I downloaded the trial version (v2.3) to test. I’m not sure what’s going on, but it flat out doesn’t work. I point it to a directory with text files (.ADM files to be specific) and search for words I know are in there and it either doesn’t find them or selectively finds them. If I open a file that contains the search criteria in notepad and search for the same string, I find the text. I have rights to the files, case sensitive is unchecked, etc, etc. What would cause AFR to return only a subset of the actual hits? The number of files searched along the bottom notification bar is correct after a search, so AFR claims to have searched the file, but it’s definitely missing the text. I've tried the same test on multiple computers with the same result. I can e-mail the file to someone if they want to test it themselves.

Any ideas!?


Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:20 pm
by Abacre
Did you put *.adm into Search Mask field?
(or you need to have *.* to search for all files).
Yes, please send us ( a sample ADM file and your default.cfg file
located in C:\Program Files\Advanced Find and Replace

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:54 pm
by ecarlin
Yes, I tried *.* and *.adm. As I said, the notification bar on the bottom indicates that it scanned the file. I just sent an e-mail to to your attention with the sample .adm file and my default.cfg. Please let me know.


Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:47 pm
by Abacre
Ok. We found what is it.

In fact your ADM files are Unicode files.
So in the current version Advanced Find and Replace can work with
Unicode files only using Replace and Batch Replace operations.
Find operation does not work yet with Unicode files. But we already
added it into our To-Do list (thank you for noticing it). We will
contact you when it will be ready.

Anyway you can fully work with your ADM files via Replace and Batch
replace operations. You can make any possible replace actions (lateral
or with regular expressions) and you can simply search for files like
with Find operation.
In order to do the simple search:

1. for example use Replace operation:
Go to Replace tab. Put your text into Search for and select Just Find

2. or use Batch replace operation.
Go to Batch replace tab.
Clear whole batch grid.
and type your text into "Search for" cell.
Check "Just find" option.

That's all.