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Stiffbag
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Search a specific folder only

Post by Stiffbag » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:45 pm

Good Day,

I need help on searching a drive mapping inside a common text file on different users common drive i.e.

\\server\share\user_name\directory\file.txt

In the example above the server, the share, the directory and the file.txt are the same for everyone. Only the user_name changes.

Because of the size of our organization I need to narrow my search. It is taking me about 4 hours to do one user share and we have 6 of them.

How can I include only one directory for multiple users? I know that I can exclude folders in the Advanced options but I can't do that because there are to many different subfolders in the users home drive.

Thanks.
Benito

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Post by Abacre » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:18 pm

Do you mean you need something like this?
\\server\share\*\directory\file.txt
I mean you should use the * mask instead of user name.
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Post by Stiffbag » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:13 pm

I have tried the * in the search path but it does not work.

The only way I get it to partially work is putting file.txt in the Mask, in the Search path \\server\share\. It searches fine but it goes throught all the subdirectories that the users have created. That's why it's taking so long.

So basically I would like to be able to search directly into file.txt in a specified folder for all the users and skip all other folders.
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Post by Abacre » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:01 pm

Sorry, try the following:
Search path:
\\server\share\*\directory\
Mask:
file.txt

Does it work?
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Post by Stiffbag » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:44 pm

No it doesn't. I may just have to schedule it to run during the night :(
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Post by Abacre » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:47 pm

Are you sure you have the latest version (v2.3) of AFR? Please
download it from our web site and try again.
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Post by Stiffbag » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:02 pm

Yes sir, 2.3 (just checked). When I click on Execute it just doesn't do anything. The status bar at the bottom shows Found 0 files of 0 in 15 msecs.
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Post by Abacre » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:17 pm

download and install it over existing version anyway.
I will try to make more tests on Monday. It works perfectly on local
folders.
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Post by Stiffbag » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:31 pm

Downloaded AFR 2.3 again and reinstalled and it works perfectly. What use to take me about 4 hours now takes me 16 sec WOW. You just increased the productivity of that task by 720%.

Sorry about the work this caused you. When did it change? Is there a way of putting the sub revision number i.e. 2.3.0.1 on the download page maybe? Thanks again and have a good week-end.
Benito

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