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  • How to make "Expand all" in Folder View default?

    Whenever I start a Folder compare the folders appear in "Show all" mode collapsed. I always have to click "expand all" icon in toolbar.

    How can I automatically expand them by default (at startup)?

    Peter

  • #2
    For all new Folder Compare sessions you can enable this behaviour on the Home tab:

    Saved sessions/Edit session defaults/Folder Compare/Handling-tab/Folder handling-group/Expand subfolders when loading session-checkbox

    From an existing session you also can enable this by selecting "Also update session defaults" at the bottom of Session settings/Handling-tab.

    Greetings Lutz

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    • #3
      Ok, thank you.
      I checked additionally "Only expand subfolders with differences".
      So when I compare on the left side the folder D:\work\data\
      then still the sub-base-folders

      D:\work\data\log2007\
      D:\work\data\log2008\
      D:\work\data\log2009\
      D:\work\data\log2010\

      are shown although they did not contain any differences.
      How can I hide these 4 sub-base-folders as well when no differences are shown?

      Peter

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      • #4
        Select "View > Only Compare Files" from the menu and select "View > Show Differences".
        Chris K Scooter Software

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lutz View Post
          For all new Folder Compare sessions you can enable this behaviour on the Home tab:

          Saved sessions/Edit session defaults/Folder Compare/Handling-tab/Folder handling-group/Expand subfolders when loading session-checkbox

          From an existing session you also can enable this by selecting "Also update session defaults" at the bottom of Session settings/Handling-tab.

          Greetings Lutz
          This is a little old and confusing. As of 8/23/2016 on the Mac, here is how you do it:
          • Click the Home tab/button on the top left
          • Click the triangle next to "New" in the sessions list to expand the tree
          • Click "Folder Compare" under "New"
          • Click the "Handling" tab at the top center of the screen
          • Under "Folder Handling:" choose "Expand subfolders when loading sessions"

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          • #6
            True, although this forum post is for BC3 back in 2011, when these steps were accurate.

            BC3 is not available for Mac, but BC4 is our most recent version, PC/Linux/OSX supported, and the instructions are updated as you've described.
            Aaron P Scooter Software

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