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Message started by kenwshmt on Aug 2nd, 2005 at 1:41pm

Title: set a directory for a full scan?
Post by kenwshmt on Aug 2nd, 2005 at 1:41pm
I set the option for 'scan all files on launch' , but that doesn't do anything.

What is a simple file or batch i can run on a system launch that will quickly change all the files in such a way that watchdir will start processing them?

Title: Re: set a directory for a full scan?
Post by Gert on Aug 2nd, 2005 at 4:40pm

wrote on Aug 2nd, 2005 at 1:41pm:
I set the option for 'scan all files on launch' , but that doesn't do anything.


The option "Fire FILENEW/DIRNEW events for all files on startup", located on the "Other" tab (http://www.watchdirectory.net/wdhelp/help/wdnewconfigpage6.html works fine for me - just tested with v4. However, that option will only do something if you enabled "new files" on the events tab.

Same goes for the previous versions (3.x) of watchDirectory. I am not sure why you do not see this behavior.


Quote:
What is a simple file or batch i can run on a system launch that will quickly change all the files in such a way that watchdir will start processing them?

Look into the XCOPY command to copy all files to another (monitored) directory. However, like I said, it should not be needed.
What WD version are you talking about?

Gert

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